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My Study Group Comrades In Crime
"Talent you have naturally, skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft." - Will Smith
" Time is the one resource of which there is always plenty but which can never be restored once passed." - anonymous
"The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life." - Jessica Hische
My fellow Street Painting Pals
Yesterday I learned some really sad news. My long time friend Murray Groat also known to many as muzski (Muz) passed away on Friday.
Muz always encouraged those around him to paint. I remember many late nights and early mornings in our study group struggling and Muz was always there providing some of the best feedback. He helped break some of my early bad habits and is a big reason why I continued to draw and paint today. Muz was never shy to tell you like it is, in his own cheeky way. His humor and sarcastic nature is unmatched to anyone I've ever met. Even with battling cancer and going through treatment (while having ups and downs) he still always found a way to make those around him laugh.
I included some of his work in here. Muz's artwork ranged from very top notch graphic design, exaggerated characters, to beautiful life like paintings. He loved Vincent Price and H.P Lovecraft horror fiction Novels. His claim to fame was a hp Lovecraft tin-tin cross over covers... which... apparently got so popular people apparently mistaken them for real TinTin comics. Eventually the TinTin police sent a cease and desist. But the internet will always remember...
Muz had a big impact on the online art community and those who worked with and around him. He frequented hangouts, livestreams and twitch often, he supported his friends when ever in need, and he was a role model/mentor to many. Not just with art, but with life. I will very much miss my friend... I'm feeling a great loss but truly thankful for having the honor to know him. I hope to continue and share his teachings... <3 Cheers Muzzy... I hope your battling a cthulhu some place.
If you want to see more of his work. He kept a always stocked DA gallery : www.deviantart.com/muzski/gall…