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Flan 2012 by Emperor-Monkey Flan 2012 :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 4 4 Beauty by Emperor-Monkey Beauty :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 1 2 Android by Emperor-Monkey Android :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 203 42 Weston Apple by Emperor-Monkey Weston Apple :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 3 0 Tiny Berlin by Emperor-Monkey Tiny Berlin :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 3 4 Brunette by Emperor-Monkey Brunette :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 0 3 Black Stare by Emperor-Monkey Black Stare :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 2 2 Gang War by Emperor-Monkey Gang War :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 10 4 Retro Wares by Emperor-Monkey Retro Wares :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 4 3 Row of One by Emperor-Monkey Row of One :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 4 4 Red Escape by Emperor-Monkey Red Escape :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 24 13 Half-Cup by Emperor-Monkey Half-Cup :iconemperor-monkey:Emperor-Monkey 13 5
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Super Mario 1-1 Animated Wallpaper Gif -1920x1200 by ColinPlox Super Mario 1-1 Animated Wallpaper Gif -1920x1200 :iconcolinplox:ColinPlox 8 1 Absence makes the heart grow by lily-fox Absence makes the heart grow :iconlily-fox:lily-fox 1,447 153 goodbye star ferry pier by cuson goodbye star ferry pier :iconcuson:cuson 2,174 107 The Predicament by PawnAttack The Predicament :iconpawnattack:PawnAttack 27 15 'Magician of darkness by XXcomicXX 'Magician of darkness :iconxxcomicxx:XXcomicXX 7,837 504 SnG Sakurai. by koony SnG Sakurai. :iconkoony:koony 53 18 XBOX 360 Plush Edition V2 by kickass-peanut XBOX 360 Plush Edition V2 :iconkickass-peanut:kickass-peanut 3,857 383 Die Fangirl by Khalitzburg
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Die Fangirl :iconkhalitzburg:Khalitzburg 21,104 12,941
Sky Whales by PawnAttack Sky Whales :iconpawnattack:PawnAttack 17 15 -WaVe- by MarcBrunet -WaVe- :iconmarcbrunet:MarcBrunet 6,285 358 Tanto Blade 80 layers by Silver11k Tanto Blade 80 layers :iconsilver11k:Silver11k 28 64 nancy for 'nancy's morning' by nancy0039 nancy for 'nancy's morning' :iconnancy0039:nancy0039 821 152 Tramvay by tun4f1sh Tramvay :icontun4f1sh:tun4f1sh 114 37 Flash Game- Cloud breakout by snowbunnyluv Flash Game- Cloud breakout :iconsnowbunnyluv:snowbunnyluv 17,719 7,650 Ninomiya Kazunari 06. Takuro. by koony Ninomiya Kazunari 06. Takuro. :iconkoony:koony 31 45

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Emperor-Monkey
Chris Barischoff
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: LA, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: lulz, shameless Deviantart advertising.
Favourite genre of music: Alternative Rock
Favourite style of art: Painterly Concept Art
Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu
MP3 player of choice: Winamp!! It really whips the Llama's ass!
Shell of choice: My protective self consciousness! lolz symbolism becuz I'm an artistzorz!
Skin of choice: Bear skin
Favourite cartoon character: Darkwing Duck
Personal Quote: "Life is so good"
Interests
I haven't had a presence here in a while, and I'm thinking of perhaps getting back into it more full-force.
Something I've noticed that drives me away, however, is the state of this place. While real art communities are built on critique and bettering each others' craft, this place thrives on cheap thrills about popular media all to eek out the slightest bit of attention from the fellow attendees. Subtlety is lost with over-saturated, over-contrasted, and downright blazon artwork whose sole purpose is similar to webpage ads that flash "WIN A FREE IPOD!!!!!". Any real critique is met with scorn, guilt-projected false self-esteem issues, or truly sad adorers who meaninglessly and belligerently argue in place of the artist.
Artists count their "page-views" and "favs" as a numerical value of their artist skill, a number that will undoubtedly cause them to assume that their greatness far outclasses their commenters. This small-time celebrity status has such a mind-altering effect (depending on the mind), yet is so short-sided that it forms a pseudo class system that breaks apart what a real artist community strives on in the first-place. This sort of system doesn't exist in other artist communities, because it hinders progress. If you go down to a gallery in Downtown LA, ALL of the artists know each other. The popular ones and the fresh fish get along to some extent, listen and learn from each other, and better themselves. Perhaps it's too much to ask when people are masked by their computers, but it would be interesting to see that kind of community online somewhere, rather than this ultimately shallow and unsatisfying approximation of a community. Maybe it will happen some day, just a thought.
  • Listening to: the robot-butler cleaning the floors.
  • Reading: 20 Years After
  • Playing: Little Big Planet 2, Epic Mickey

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LongLostIntentions Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird. Everyone I know is on DA now... This is weird. Although I guess you had one already.
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've had one for 7 years!
I didn't know you joined.
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LongLostIntentions Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a year ago but I only recently started using it again. Better then FB for all my new stuff.
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PrimaRosie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
hi coco
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's my sister!
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Charlett Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Hppy Birthday~ I know that I don't comment on your stuff a lot, but your art is really very nice, and I enjoy looking at it when it appears in my messages~
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hey, Thank you.
I don't have much of a presence here on Deviantart anymore, but I just happened to visit today to see this.
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Charlett Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
It's okay. When your stuff does pop up, it's like a nice little surprise. Have a good day and keep up living your life outside of the cancerous tumor that is DA! *laugh*
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Agahnim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Sorry about that. That wasn’t me; a spambot somehow got into my account and posted these comments on the userpages of everyone on my watch list.
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