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John Lacey
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About johnlacey

Jan 21
Australia
Deviant for 12 years
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A Prism
Art sometimes feel like a thing I do, from time to time. When I have the time. When I have the energy. When I have the art supplies. When I can suppress the voice of negative self-talk inside my head that tells me everything I do is wrong. In truth I spend more time thinking about creating art than I do actually creating it. There are many traps that you can fall into. There are many time sinks that can devour all your creative time. Some of my personal favourites include: * Thinking I don't know enough to get started. This usually manifests itself as a need to read everything on a subject, to Google relentlessly, to watch YouTube videos. A
Motivations
I feel like I have so much to say but haven't yet stumbled upon the right words. I want to develop my artistic skills, mostly in terms of technique - capturing a likeness, exploring tone, building a relationship with different mediums and materials. And yet it is getting harder to have such a pragmatic relationship with my output. It isn't just about the mechanics of producing a piece. There are motivations that haven't been properly articulated. There is a longing for connection with other people. There is a loneliness that has worn out its usefulness. I want to depict people I love, and I want them to understand that love, and how my depict
Devious Journal Entry
I'm not sure how it happened but thanks to whoever was responsible for the one day premium membership. I know I haven't posted much in a while, but I still check out your deviations a lot and browse different categories. See you around the proverbial traps.

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jalowy's avatar
thanks for watching :)
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A pleasure.
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vikilee|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite! :)
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fuguestock|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :hug:
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EmAge55|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the fave`s! :)
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You're very welcome. All your work is great but there is something particularly endearing about the animals!
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EmAge55|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I am really trying to give my portraits of  
animals and people, that little extra effort to bring life to them.
It is always the eyes, that are worth that extra effort. To bring light 
and depth in to them and over all some personality. It helps a lot if
have had the chance to get to know them a bit, before start painting.
 
I´ve been reading A prism by you and lol, that exactly howe it feels and
is sometimes!
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