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Ian Cooke Tapia
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United Kingdom
Writing and illustration are my weapons of choice, and in these I explore many formats. Poetry and essays and articles and short stories, erotic, non-erotic, realistic and surrealistic and sometimes extremely lyrical; through these formats I attempt to explore the guacho of consciousness inside my head, and in effect produce something that will trigger that moment in the reader when they have to put down the book, stare at eternity, and reconsider their entire sense of being. (Or just entertain them for a couple of hours – I am flexible). As an illustrator I am a print-maker, a photographer, a model at times, a biennial painter, mostly a drawer, and often a furniture maker; I’ve been a circus performer, and a background shape on television and film. Over the years I’ve struggled with not becoming a true master in any skill, but I realise that it is the learning process, the fact that I will always be improving, that keeps me going and has me picking up ways of working (which are, essentially, ways of thinking and problem solving) like a hunter-gatherer picks up food on the way to their next home. Flexibility and adaptability is what this approach affords me, and this has allowed me to work with a variety of subjects and people.
It is a well meaning hell, to find meanings between unrelated and sometimes opposed thoughts. But it is a hell that is a load of fun to explore and get lost in and come out the other side redder than a lobster in a magma reservoir, but holding to a body of really powerful work.
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I sat on an eleven-hour flight and watched four films to get to this sliver of land that is the Isthmus of Panama. I have yet to start the project I came here for, to sit on a boat and record, capture, and otherwise make scientific research engaging for a visual-content hungry audience. Yet I have started working, in my own way.

On Saturday I was waiting for a friend's boyfriend to finish playing a little bit of community baseball. Not the most engaging of sports but, hey, people enjoy it. So I stood there, behind a cyclone fence that could do with some fixing but still works well enough, with the clamour of a crowd out for (sporting) blood; in my hand I had my sketchbook and my trusted Staedtler 2mm lead holder. I had never drawn baseball, and the only sporting events I've ever covered... well, the drawings look more like friends hanging out than anything else. Event illustration is something I want to get into, especially sporting events. Drawing and representing team efforts and the spirit of sport in a completely different way, or at least a way unique to the very situation. And there I was, drawing overweight middle-aged men playing alongside younger players who could count the times they've shaved with their fingers.

Everything around us is of interest, I've learned. And I am happy this visit will not only allow me to draw science on the field but these little encounters.

If you want to know more about this project, go to my website for more information. 

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I sat on an eleven-hour flight and watched four films to get to this sliver of land that is the Isthmus of Panama. I have yet to start the project I came here for, to sit on a boat and record, capture, and otherwise make scientific research engaging for a visual-content hungry audience. Yet I have started working, in my own way.

On Saturday I was waiting for a friend's boyfriend to finish playing a little bit of community baseball. Not the most engaging of sports but, hey, people enjoy it. So I stood there, behind a cyclone fence that could do with some fixing but still works well enough, with the clamour of a crowd out for (sporting) blood; in my hand I had my sketchbook and my trusted Staedtler 2mm lead holder. I had never drawn baseball, and the only sporting events I've ever covered... well, the drawings look more like friends hanging out than anything else. Event illustration is something I want to get into, especially sporting events. Drawing and representing team efforts and the spirit of sport in a completely different way, or at least a way unique to the very situation. And there I was, drawing overweight middle-aged men playing alongside younger players who could count the times they've shaved with their fingers.

Everything around us is of interest, I've learned. And I am happy this visit will not only allow me to draw science on the field but these little encounters.

If you want to know more about this project, go to my website for more information. 

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FitzOblong Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav:   . :w00t:
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Master-Geass Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the
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singory Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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Madcurse Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
:iconfingerdanceplz:Thank you for the :+fav: !!:iconfingerdanceplz:
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chainedknee Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Thanks for the watch!  Love your art!
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IanCookeTapia Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Many thanks.
 
I am hoping to make more MC-themed work soon!
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chainedknee Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Yay!  Can't wait!
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SigurdsGuide Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the faves.
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IanCookeTapia Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Good stuff deserves to be liked! :D
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SigurdsGuide Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed; he artist did an excellent job.
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