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Do it by hand first, no AI.
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This is all you really need to know:
Favourite cartoon character: Darkwing Duck/Nausicaa

Favourite Visual Artist
Diego Velasquez, Joaquin Sorolla, Rembrandt, John Singer Sargeant, Anders Zorn, Salvador Dali, Georges Braque.
Favourite Movies
Laputa, The Godfather (All 3),
Favourite TV Shows
No favorite shows, I have not watched TV since 1999.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Khruangbin, Rhye, Beirut, Sigur Ros, Mum, Catpower, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Smashing Pumpkins, Independent, Rock, Chill-wave, Classical, Electronic, Motown, Oldies, Toro Y Moi, Blue Sky Black Death, I can go on forever.
Favourite Books
The I Ching
Favourite Writers
Einstein, Rainer Maria Rilke
Favourite Games
Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft.
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Tools of the Trade
Oil Paint, Watercolor, Gauche, Casein, Gold Leaf, Photoshop, Video Games
Other Interests
Drawing and Painting, Nature, Food, & Music


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The future is where you place your attention. We collectively bring reality into existence with each of our thoughts, and then actions. Thus, your attention is the currency of reality. Be mindful whom, or what commands it, if not you. There are: 1. Fine artists of the representational nature. 2. Sunday painters, those who don't have the discipline to reach the heights of their capabilities due to time constraints, discipline, or other excuses. 3. AI generators, those who have neither the discipline, nor time to endeavor in the realm of creation, but seek the fruits the activity yields. If you use AI for final image generation, this excludes you from being an "Artist". If you use it as reference this is no different than using the internet for inspiration, and does not exclude you. If you don't label your art as AI generated it just makes you among other things, an obvious fraud. In short there is nothing wrong with AI except for people's dishonest hearts. I've started to include photos of my paintings on site to provide a Proof of Work. Real physical art, that passed through a brain, and then unto hands that make specific marks will become more scarce, as the skill becomes less and less common. Scarce things are worth more.
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Hi All, I've received some inquiry for business propositions recently.  I don't check DA that often so I might miss messages, it is best to contact me via my LinkedIn profile, I receive push notifications there and are more likely to respond to that in a timely fashion. -Thanks, Lorenzo
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Hello everyone, Please help spread the word on a project Friends and I have been working on for a while now and ready for production, its on Kickstarter, Project: Viki Check out the videos Barry has made for us, (pretty sick give-aways to backer's hes made) and spread the word we could use any help we can get for publicity. To all I've given reference material to, helped in the past, I could use your help now on this one.  Thanks all, much <3
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like an elephant graveyard
your art is amazing! You have such a pretty gallery keep up the good work.

It's going to be wonderful to watch you and your art
Thank you for such kind words :)
Your work is fantastic! Love your palettes!!!!