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THE CURRENT STATE OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN AMERIC by Crigger THE CURRENT STATE OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN AMERIC :iconcrigger:Crigger 3 1 One of the Aengelyx (IV) by Crigger One of the Aengelyx (IV) :iconcrigger:Crigger 3 0 Incoming Waves (text) or Word Games: water by Crigger Incoming Waves (text) or Word Games: water :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Salvaged Mistake by Crigger Salvaged Mistake :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 One of the Aengelyx (III) by Crigger One of the Aengelyx (III) :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Customized Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts - Shadow Hear by Crigger Customized Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts - Shadow Hear :iconcrigger:Crigger 3 0 Blind Date or Authentic Photo of a Head Detail of by Crigger Blind Date or Authentic Photo of a Head Detail of :iconcrigger:Crigger 4 2 Question? by Crigger Question? :iconcrigger:Crigger 5 2 Demure Probe VI by Crigger Demure Probe VI :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Sign of The Fallen Angel in Durango, CO 6/3/2018 5 by Crigger
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Swan by Crigger Swan :iconcrigger:Crigger 3 0 Demure Probe I by Crigger Demure Probe I :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Kwakwakawakw Transformation Mask by Crigger Kwakwakawakw Transformation Mask :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Authentic Photo of a Mermaid Skeleton Forgery by Crigger Authentic Photo of a Mermaid Skeleton Forgery :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Clay Pounding Clay by Crigger
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Pumpkinscape by Crigger Pumpkinscape :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0

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Toy 1 by kibbecat Toy 1 :iconkibbecat:kibbecat 11 3 Miss Bombshell #15 by OnlyArtVisuaLPoetry
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Miss Bombshell #15 :icononlyartvisualpoetry:OnlyArtVisuaLPoetry 148 3
How to THINK when you draw CONTRASTS QUICK TIP! by EtheringtonBrothers How to THINK when you draw CONTRASTS QUICK TIP! :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 676 15 Patnunsee by fotodesign1
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Horror Hello Kittys stickers (series 1) by trejackt Horror Hello Kittys stickers (series 1) :icontrejackt:trejackt 4 0 BloodRayne by MariannaInsomnia BloodRayne :iconmariannainsomnia:MariannaInsomnia 742 28 meow by SombraSister
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meow :iconsombrasister:SombraSister 121 11
The old king by NeerajMenon The old king :iconneerajmenon:NeerajMenon 161 7 Let's Go by Ariane-Saint-Amour
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Let's Go :iconariane-saint-amour:Ariane-Saint-Amour 271 16
Ballon Rose by Ariane-Saint-Amour Ballon Rose :iconariane-saint-amour:Ariane-Saint-Amour 58 8 Icon 5844 by axion-10
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Okto Alien 2nd skin textures for V4 by hiram67 Okto Alien 2nd skin textures for V4 :iconhiram67:hiram67 33 10 Psyco Alien 2nd skin textures for V4 by hiram67 Psyco Alien 2nd skin textures for V4 :iconhiram67:hiram67 215 19 DOAXVV Leifang - Phantom Vermillion [DL] by Shuubaru DOAXVV Leifang - Phantom Vermillion [DL] :iconshuubaru:Shuubaru 331 10 ***** by MecuroBCotto
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Morrigan by Elias-Chatzoudis Morrigan :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 872 15

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“It can be useful to think of yourself as horse and rider. The horse is your emotions, which are impulsive and full of energy, but if left unrestrained will lead you to destruction. The rider is your mind, which provide discipline and focus, and can be used to steer yourself towards the achievement of your goals.” –Philosopher Pimp

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Craig Walkowicz
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Craig C. Walkowicz
Artist Statement (written years ago, some things have changed)

Although technology has changed dramatically through the ages, basic core humanity has not as we still have the same basic needs and desires (food, friendship, sex, etc.) and questions (Who am I? How do I relate to the world I live in? What happens when I die?). In my art I provide the characters with, or as symbols, and give hints about their moods and actions, but leave the ultimate interpretation to the viewer. There are many aspects of the human condition that I am interested in, which has led to a wide range of subject matter that addresses things such as; gender relationships, voyeurism, child-like wonder, death, paradoxes, and self-identity.

My current work has been largely merging three different kinds of artistic styles; cartoon-like imagery, machine manipulated imagery, and traditional naturalistic rendering. Using alternative styles in the same piece allows me to challenge the viewer visually and symbolically in ways that I couldn’t do with one style alone. My explorations with different styles over the years have given me a huge variety of ways to express the idea of people, places, and things.

After getting the initial concept for a painting, then begins the time-consuming process of actually making the painting look like I want it to. Using photographs and drawings for references, I pre-plan my composition, manipulating and changing the various elements before transferring the final design to canvas. I like to achieve a balance of organic forms and mathematical geometry combined with idea of “less is more.” Often breaking down the figures and landscape into clearly differentiated fields of color and texture, I like to create spatial depth yet simultaneously contradict the space by compressing it into the two-dimensional picture plane. My paint qualities range from watercolor-like glazes to highly textured areas of flat color, and variations in between. The differences in the paint handling draw attention to the two-dimensional picture plane.

I strive to create work that lets the viewer interact with the piece by allowing them to create their own narrative by using the characters, symbols, and spaces provided, with the possibility of generating new and different narratives.
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:icontrejackt:
trejackt Featured By Owner May 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave on my horror kitty stickers!
...there will be a series 2 if your interested btw
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Anarchistic-Angel-2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave! :)
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KernaaliTanuli Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving :thumbsup:

SpookPosse by KernaaliTanuli
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cidruy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thanks for the fav. If you like Marvel comics I am drawing a collection of female characters. You can look at them in my gallery.
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timscottart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite 
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MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the+fav Hug 
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Marivel87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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kams-touch-art Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav
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yume-no-yukari Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav 
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