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December 27, 2011
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sweetcheeks613 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
your artwork still amazes me my friend!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :)
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Atephobic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Gorgeous, especially the smoke.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011   Artist
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Coughin05 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
You know, I never do know how to interpret your drawings. They're brilliant, all of them, but they all look so morbid and dark when you first look at them. That's you're style, though. Grotesque, twisting ink.

In this image, for example, I could say I see the darkness and corruption floating away from an old miserable body to join that of the rest of the over=polluted and miserable world. The lightening of a soul. Beneath the dark clouds.

The issue there is that I also see blobs of thick ink-like liquid that I can only describe as sludge, falling from the 'sky' back to the Earth.

So I can't place any really meaning here, and I'm not sure there really even is, but the image certainly got me thinking~
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
one of my goals in drawing, is to make you think. by not assigning obvious or specific context or meaning, the viewer thinks about what they are looking at.

example: i could draw a modern man reading from the book of knowledge and shooting a poor child in the face. but that's way too obvious, and polarizing. so instead i might draw a grotesque slobbering king gorging himself on apples while being supported by slaves. it says the same thing, but leaves room for those who don't want to see the truth, to see something else. also, it requires some creativity from the viewer to see past its face value.

my process usually doesn't work that way. sometimes i like polarizing my art, other times, pieces like this just pop out with no intent. you give them meaning. so, i'm thrilled that it made you think! i could hope for no better result.

thank you.
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nolfarell Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Whoa. You never fail to please my soul.
This is exactly how I feel about smokers sometimes. I usually don't mind them, but sometimes I can almost see the deadly, sticky, thick smoke everywhere.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, i'm used to second hand smoke now (thanks to work), but i think this is actually how i feel about candles. the heavy scent seems oppressing sometimes.
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