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  • Apr 4
  • United States
  • Deviant for 15 years
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My Bio

My name is Adam Ferguson, and I am a visual artist from Salem, Virginia.

As an artist, I draw my own summations of what I discern, and I formulate those observations as uniquely my own– creating a visage of what I imagine in my artwork. I create fantastical work– work that is derived from a more imaginative, mythological realm – as I seek to both come to a generalized understanding of my own rationale and to further my artistic vision.

My work utilizes and is inspired by imagery from the Neoclassical and Romantic eras of painting. I aim to speak on the themes of transformation, escapism, the concept of the sublime, adventure/exploration, and man’s relationship with nature.

My work primarily resides in oil paintings, pixel art, digital paintings, and traditional drawings, and my subject manner is fundamentally landscape and figurative. I am endeared by the idea of capturing moments—an emotive facial expression, a whimsical pose, a certain contortion of the body—these instances strike me as momentous, and with my artwork I aim to represent these instants with substantial accuracy. I am fascinated with the figure, and its innate ability to represent an endless array of palpable emotion. In my illustrations, I indulge in the creation of a variety of subject matter, including vast landscapes, dark fantasy, and mythology.

Current Residence: Virginia

Favourite genre of music: Metal (melodic death metal, black metal, progressive metal, mainly), Alternative, Post-rock, etc.

Favourite style of art: Mainly neoclassical, romanticism, fantasy, Pre-Raphaelite, Baroque, Hudson River Valley School of landscapes, etc.

Personal Quote: hold your head up high

Favourite Visual Artist
William Adolphe Bouguereau, Solomon J. Solomon, Lord Frederic Leighton, Edward Compton, Albert Bierstadt, Aime Morot, Dean Cornwell, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Eyck, Tiepolo, Alphonse Mucha
Favourite Movies
Alien, The Dark Knight, Inception, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Moon, The Lighthouse, Gangs of New York, Big Fish, Let the Right One In, The Conjuring, The Crucible,
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, The Twilight Zone, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Mandalorian, Futurama, Rick and Morty, Samurai Jack
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The National, Haken, Fair to Midland, Between the Buried and Me, Mastodon, Aether Realm, Frightened Rabbit, August Burns Red, Avenged Sevenfold,
Favourite Books
Lord of the Rings Trilogy,
Favourite Writers
J. R. R. Tolkien, Katherine Lasky, Nancy Farmer, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin,
Tools of the Trade
anything art related, anything sports related
Other Interests
pixel art, painting, drawing, soccer, music

Open your eyes

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This is the conclusion I came to this week. Wednesday, I was in a car crash that could have been much, much worse than it was. Thankfully, I escaped with barely any injuries, and I am incredibly thankful for that and have realized how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. It was a horrifying experience, and yet it served to show me that we all need a wake-up call every now and then. As for an update on me; I'm currently attending college majoring in Art and probably getting a degree in education so I can teach art as well as create it. I love helping people and bringing my influences to others, so I feel as though that will
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I really don't ever update my deviantArt ever, do I? I've been so busy with life and art and sports and what not that I just don't normally pay much attention to this place, so for all those who've favorited my stuff, watched me, and commented on my art, thanks! I've currently been working on a large batch of pixel arts that I should finish in the next 34234234 years, given my working speed and time I have to actually work on them. I'm heading into my senior year of high school this year, and I'm really pumped. I turn 18 next month, I'm taking AP Art, my classes for the most part seem to be fairly easy, and I'm running Cross Country, so I'm
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If you're American, then you're obviously aware of what today is. We're about to have a huge dinner at my Grandmaws. I'm going to eat until it hurts tonight. What are you guys thankful for?
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Happy Birthday, Adam!!!!:iconhappybirthdaysignplz::iconbirthdaycakeplz::party::airborne::dance::boogie:
being that this is the first time I've been on dA in months, I've got to discourse my sincerest apologies-- I feel terribly about not being able to respond to this in a timely manner. Thank you so much! Hope you are doing well!