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Artist // Professional // Varied
My Bio
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.

Favourite Visual Artist
Yoshitaka Amano
Favourite TV Shows
American Gods as of right now
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Ladytron, Oysterband, Mando Diao
Favourite Books
Stormlight Archive!
Favourite Writers
Brandon Sanderson, Thomas Hardy
Favourite Games
FF6, Skyrim, Civ6
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Ink, Pencil, Tablet, Screenprinting
Other Interests
Gymnastics, rambling

Commissions are Open!

Commissions are Open!

Hello, everyone. Just as I was working on some new drawings and finishing up months worth of promises, my tablet has given up the ghost. I cannot figure out what it is, and I am afraid of opening it up in case it voids the warranty. I do not know if I am even entitled to warranty until Tuesday (argh) and a new tablet will cost me a month's rent.  And considering my income's disappeared due to the virus... well, you can imagine how stressed this has made me just now. All because I was trying to install this shitty Amazon's Basic Arm fixture thing to improve my set up and reduce neck pain when drawing. Well, that last one is sorted out by

Decide what new illustration I'll finish!

Decide what new illustration I'll finish!

Just come and VOTE on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/posts/35142802

2am, camel milk, chili hot chocolate...

2am, camel milk, chili hot chocolate...

Is there poetry in that? Who knows.

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BubbleDriverHobbyist Digital Artist
Bubble Mage by BubbleDriver emoticon Bubble by BubbleDriver Salutations ! Just dropping by to say stay strong in these tough times and being awesome !!!! Have a wonderful day !!!! emoticon Bubble by BubbleDriver
Thanks for favimg Cognitive Makoto :)
Thankyou for the fave and watch! :)
You have quite the lovely artwork by the way :)
Size-And-StupidityProfessional Artist
Thank you for the watch!
DrgnmastrAlexProfessional Writer
Thanks for the fave as well! :)
IanCookeTapiaProfessional General Artist
You is good.
DrgnmastrAlexProfessional Writer
Thanks for the watch!  ^^