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  • Deviant for 7 years
Birthday '16: Celebrated DeviantArt's Sweet Sixteen
Biting Pear of Salamanca: Participated in April Fools' Day 2017
DeviantArt Originals: Participated in April Fools' Day 2018
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My Bio
Finding my own style of comics and really intrigued by plaster.

General Artist Inspirations: Thomas Cole, Nick Cave (soundsuit guy), Barbara Hepworth, Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore... lots of others but those are the ones that come to mind right now...

Inspirations for Comics Specifically: Scott McCloud, Daniel Clowes, Eddie Campbell, Guy Delisle, Art Speigelman, Matt Madden, Jessica Abel, Chester Brown... those are the big ones that I can think of. I actually met Matt Madden! He's a super cool guy!

History of my art:
When I was a child I made Idan Carre, Cori Benson, Kellum Kester, and Watson Carre, who were all involved in an extensive plot involving wizards and dragons and fictional animals of all sorts. Later Idan and Cori evolved in to a pseudo gemini/two-spirit identity of mine. Other people have written fan fictions about them that make me so happy. I love them both dearly.

When I was in high school I was pretty lonely so I made a 50 year plot line of some Sci-Fi people. Primarily it retells the life and times of Michael Knight, an ex-military member who gets roped up in the ongoing war with aliens in space but he's really just looking for love and a clear conscience. It's obviously more complicated than that, there's some art and journal entries about it here somewhere...

Now that I have some real friends in the world I try not to concern myself with the egoless pit of imagination that used to eat me up in high school. Now I'm trying to figure out where I want to go next with my comics and sculpture.

I did illustrations for the book Mission 51 and I contributed to the MetaComic Mr. Polly.

General information:

I'm a math major at the College of Wooster. I play keyboards in the band Rat Queen and I play the melodica in the college bluegrass band. I also love philosophy. I'm particularly interested in the idea that personal identity is something of an illusion, as it relieves certain aspects of existential suffering. Fancy words aside, I like to think of my current self as a close relative of myself in a few months, but not really the same person. So death isn't such a strange things when you think of yourself that way. It's just another one of those transitions that you go through all the time.

I really love the way Robert Nozick writes, everything is so crisp and clear. He once distinguished 8 different possible meanings of the word "meaning" in an attempt to determine the meaning of life.

I'm antipostmodernist, but not in an antagonistic way. I take after Jordan Peterson in that regard. Really my first and foremost priority in life is the pursuit of truth, both in action and in words. That is all. But it's not all because you have define truth pretty carefully before that means very much. Anyway.

I deleted all my social media except dA. dA is where I learn from other people and keep a digital copy of all my work in case I lose some of the actual papers. If I ever produce anything of magnitude I'll probably re-emerge in the digital dominancy hierarchy games, but for now I'm steeping in history and philosophy and studying the finer details of using a brush to illustrate comics.

If I was going to die tomorrow I'd call everyone I ever loved and tell them how meaningful their lives are. Your life could be meaningful too.

Favourite Visual Artist
Henry Moore
Favourite Movies
The Matrix
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Literally everything except religious or country music
Favourite Books
Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit
Favourite Writers
Foucault, Velleman, Parfit, Rawls, Nozick, Mill, Bentham, but NOT Hegel
Favourite Games
Pikmin 1, 2 and 3 are all pretty classic
Favourite Gaming Platform
Gamecube and Wii U are fun
Tools of the Trade
wood table routers are pretty handy, so are plaster carving tools and metal wire
Other Interests
literally why do they even have this section I have a lot of interests I'm not going to summarize them all for you


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IdanCarre commented on Coco by Azot2019
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This work really struck me as wonderful. It's fresh, colorful, and dynamic. The theme of the birds is great and works well with the piece. I appreciate how the birds sort of "evolve out" of the ocean and the sea spray adds a nice touch there (the sea spray helps with the suspension of disbelief about the birds coming out of the ocean, if you know what I mean). There is also variation in the color of the sky which keeps things interesting. The coconut also has an appealing texture and has dried salt spray on the top thereby making it white, yes? It is a very believable coconut for sure, but that's coming from someone who hasn't seen a real coconut in a long time, so...

The composition of the piece keeps one's eyes circling through the sky and the ocean. It is, as I said before, quite dynamic. I like how the leaves have little bites off them from where birds might've tried to eat it. The only thing I don't understand in this picture is the heart shaped droplet on the coconut, but I believe there must be some plausible backstory to this. Did a person stranded on an island carve a heart on it? It's intriguing, and placed with some care it seems. What are you trying to tell your audience with that heart?

Perhaps my appreciation for this piece stems (that's a pun) from the fact that it's winter where I live right now… Nevertheless, fabulous work and thanks for letting me critique this. As always, it is a pleasure.
IdanCarre commented on Cave by Azot2019
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This piece has an interesting effect on me. It makes use of a well balanced composition and crisp details in many places to maintain a suspension of disbelief. I can especially appreciate the texture of the walls, the quilt on the bed, the lamp and the cobwebs. There are a few things that throw me off though. For example, the candles and the tea set on the bed. They look recently cleaned and balanced almost perfectly straight up and down on the bed. Judging from everything else in the scene (aside from the skeleton, I'll get to that) I thought this was an ancient basement, but those objects confuse me in the context of the rest of the image.

Anatomically I do not find the skeleton very convincing, then again I couldn't even begin to draw any of this. Why are his/her legs only bone and his arms still look preserved? I understand the level of decomposition resulting from whatever substance he/she is in may not be completely homogenous (lower surface area on the chest?), but it just looks a little funny. Regardless, if you choose to put a focus on something in your scene, you might as well choose a stronger element (not meant to be derogatory). The reflections on everything and the eerie light to the entire scene are exceptionally planned out and consistent, which is one of the major reasons this image is especially compelling.
Like I said before, I am not yet capable of rendering anything of this quality, so call me a hypocrite if you like. These finer elements of art are things that myself and everyone else in the community are working toward improving. You are well on your way to a very successful career via this kind of work, should that be your ultimate goal- and thank you for giving me the opportunity to reflect on this, as it has helped me enormously in improving my own work.
when is the mail-order zine coming out lol
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