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Shut Up and Create
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
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My Bio
I am an artist but currently do not create art as my job (just for fun). I spent a lot of years working in traditional media (pen & ink, colored pencils and some painting) and after a 5+ year away from art; I decided to return to art via learning digital painting/drawing. Which I completely love!
Most of pieces are just random ideas I have when doodling. As I rarely sit down to do anything specific, my works change from minute to minute or day to day as I create them. I will occasionally work in piece of a life drawing but those are few and far bewteen.
My main influence/favorite artist used to be H.R. Giger but, my work now usually doesn't show that connection other than the "weird/strange" factor. I would have to say that Dr. Seuss is also a big part of my inspiration.
I really just like to keep my creative process free and open to evolution.
Currently, I have a career as an implementation/project manager for data/records management company. I look at a lot of spreadsheets and host a lot of multi-city conference calls all over the country. I often wonder why I haven't taken the time, or invested in myself, to make a career from my art. Well, such is life and I that is my goal for 2012 as mid 2011 has really been the first time I have shown my work to the world via facebook and deviant art.
Keith Cowan

Favourite Visual Artist
HR Giger, Dali, Bisley, Clive Barker
Favourite Movies
State of Grace, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China
Favourite TV Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Fugazi, The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, Quicksand, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, Social Distortion,Dinosaur Jr.
Favourite Books
Imajica, Weaveworld, Brutal, Voices from the Grave, Black Mass, Rat Bastards
Favourite Games
Old school: Galaga, Tempest, Zaxon
Favourite Gaming Platform
Old school arcades
Tools of the Trade
Pen & Ink, Paint and now Digital
Other Interests
Golf (As much as I hate it, I love it), skateboarding, drums

So here I am...

So here I am...

Hello DA Community! I wanted to take a second to write up a little more thorough detail about me and my background. The Back Story I have been drawing most of my life. I have a family member that was born drawing and I always admired his talent. I doodled, he drew and created.  So, at about twelve years old, I started to take it a bit more serious. I began taking art classes and focusing on the fundamentals. During my junior and senior years of high school, I began to develop a fascination with the strange and unusual imagery that often popped up in/out of my head. I sometimes felt my brain was working on overtime and telling me that I nee

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jeremiahkauffmanProfessional General Artist
I wish you a very Happy Birthday!
taytimoHobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday
Keith0186Hobbyist Digital Artist
taytimoHobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome OuO 
bepydanieleStudent Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for watching me, a lot of support! I'll try to keep you entertained with my colored challenge "TEST", stay tuned and good art :)
Thanks for watching! :)
Bree-LeedsProfessional Traditional Artist
Hey Keith! Thanks so much for the watch :) I appreciate it. If you were maybe interested in checking out my art on facebook too I have a page!…

A 'like' there would mean the world :)