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kevcrossley
kevin crossley
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
Favourite genre of music: all sorts
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"Bass heavy metal at 0:52 under insufficient light. Creeping suggestions of someone standing just behind.. lurking at the very edge of vision. Eyes prickling at the light fizzing from this screen as I stab at the keys trying to ignore the invisible fingers poised over my shoulder... too terrified to turn around. Unwilling to break the spell of this exquisite Paranoia."

.. you see, this is what happens when you stay up too late.

Thanks for the comments to my 'FIRST EVER JOURNAL' (tm). I feel slightly less trepidation making this second entry.

When I was a student, we were encouraged to think freely without constraint. My wonderful tutor, Penny Cooper her name was... she was a wicked genius. She mocked all my pre-college school work and picked apart the fabric of my creative self. I was on shaky ground for a while.. where was I headed? Was my art really that bad? What the hell was I doing there?

She asked me what I hated doing the most. I said metalwork. She enrolled me in an arc welding class. I welded pieces of plate steel together until my hands were as black as the face guard and my hair stank of metal and sparks. By the end I had a tortured sculpture that was a reflection of the terror I'd felt the entire time of it's creation.

Then it dawned. After a year under her guidance my approach to creative thinking had exploded.

The bubble we develop within is but one indicator of potential, but letting yourself slide away from your comfort zone allows you to discover other ways of working. Obvious really, but there was a time when this lesson was the most amazing realisation of my life.

So... find a process you hate doing, and create something with it. You'll curse, you'll complain, you'll break pencils and kick the cat, but by the end you'll have a key to whole new worlds. They will kneel before you.
  • Listening to: Porcupine Tree and classic house music
  • Reading: Asimov, Lovecraft and Liam Sharp
  • Watching: House, Pokoyo and over my shoulder
  • Playing: with my baby son
  • Eating: crumble
  • Drinking: whisky

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:iconladyxwinter:
LadyxWinter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,
you've been featured in our Rose,the queen of flowers / feature. Just take a look :)
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bewertow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I love your work! Do you take commissions?
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kevcrossley Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Hi! I've been away from Deviant Art for... years as it happens! Just catching up with things, and replying to some posts! It's five years later, but if you'd like a commission, let me know!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I wonder if Im allowed to use your dark judges as inspiration for my own version of them in charcoal?
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BryanSyme Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work. It's so dynamic.
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comicbookart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
hey great work!

I am currently looking for independent comic book artists to sell their work through my website www.comicbookart.co.uk the site only recently launched but has had a number of requests for me to source original art alongside the framed comics I provide and I am currently looking for excellent artists to join up and sell their work through the site.

I am looking to be dealing with all the print, marketing and customer supply myself so only need artwork and artist profiles to get started, would be great if you fancied contributing please get in touch!

all the best and keep up the good work.

Henry
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jgilmore677 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Your work is aswome :)
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HedwigtheStrange Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just looked over all your mushroom paintings - they are superb! I love that they are not in isolation - that you show them with little snippets of the other plants that would be growing near them. Very cool!
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Facist101 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
The level of awesomeness dripping from your works makes my own mouth drool and pencil quiver. Really, really amazing work. Gotta keep an eye on you for sure! Seeing the creative guts spilling is something i refuse to miss.

Cheers!
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chewbaccazm Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
happy B-Day
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