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Please take my words with a grain of salt since I am not a professional photographer but here are my impressions: Likes -Great wide sen...

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Beaux by KingVahagn Beaux :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 3 0 From the shadows by KingVahagn From the shadows :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 3 0 What do you see by KingVahagn What do you see :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 5 7 Ghibli study by KingVahagn Ghibli study :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 19 1 Old man by KingVahagn Old man :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 0 Ray Davies by KingVahagn Ray Davies :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 0 0 Moving towards warmth by KingVahagn Moving towards warmth :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 0 Ray by KingVahagn Ray :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 0 0 Old man by KingVahagn Old man :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 0 Reflections on a lake by KingVahagn Reflections on a lake :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 6 4 Santahhhh by KingVahagn Santahhhh :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 0 0 A granny reading something by KingVahagn A granny reading something :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 4 2 Hmmm by KingVahagn Hmmm :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 4 2 Tea Time Won't Be The Same Without My Donna by KingVahagn Tea Time Won't Be The Same Without My Donna :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 1 0 Old dude by KingVahagn Old dude :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 3 0 Mike by KingVahagn Mike :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 0


Road Of Trials by SpaceLorenz Road Of Trials :iconspacelorenz:SpaceLorenz 9 0 Young european lynx by BeckyKidus Young european lynx :iconbeckykidus:BeckyKidus 431 102 Ghibli Master study by ThuanHuynh Ghibli Master study :iconthuanhuynh:ThuanHuynh 6 1 Ocelot - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Ocelot - Bic Ballpoint Pen :iconvianaarts:VianaArts 5,288 0 Little Bird by kleinmeli Little Bird :iconkleinmeli:kleinmeli 337 11 A rowboat by the lake by Pajunen A rowboat by the lake :iconpajunen:Pajunen 1,602 188 Cows in the pasture by Pajunen Cows in the pasture :iconpajunen:Pajunen 761 136 Bright summer day by Pajunen Bright summer day :iconpajunen:Pajunen 887 149 20th Century Man by magnoliastarlight 20th Century Man :iconmagnoliastarlight:magnoliastarlight 6 5 Tallulah Bankhead by ChristinaMandy Tallulah Bankhead :iconchristinamandy:ChristinaMandy 123 42 In the light by TamberElla In the light :icontamberella:TamberElla 2,263 39 The Raging Demon Akuma by Rinexperience The Raging Demon Akuma :iconrinexperience:Rinexperience 33 10 Monsul Beach by AmBr0 Monsul Beach :iconambr0:AmBr0 13 2 IN THE AYAN RAVINE (PLEIN-AIR SKETCH) by Badusev IN THE AYAN RAVINE (PLEIN-AIR SKETCH) :iconbadusev:Badusev 88 18 The Cologne Cathedral in the burning light by LinsenSchuss The Cologne Cathedral in the burning light :iconlinsenschuss:LinsenSchuss 255 40 The narrow ridge by LinsenSchuss The narrow ridge :iconlinsenschuss:LinsenSchuss 1,012 97


I am trying to use both in the same piece and it's looking really odd/awkward.

I'm trying to find out if this is my lack of experience/skill causing this difficulty or are these two mediums genuinely not meant to be used together.

Anyone have experience with this or use links to examples of them being used well together?
After almost 4.5 years of administering the estates of lonely dead folks, I am about to start a new job in about 2 weeks time.

I had never assumed that I would be sad over leaving such a morbid occupation but now that I am actually in a situation where I am about to make this big (relatively speaking) change, I can't help but mourn what I am about to lose.

Over the course of these past few years, I had managed to become so effective at this odd job of mine (most people have no idea that the department I work at even exists... we are that obscure and work mostly in the background), that I got away with having various perks that are likely very rare among the white collar workforce. Well, I assume it's rare for anyone who is not in the programming field. If my brother's experience is any indication, those fools have immense amount of freedom since they are so sought after and employers don't want to piss them off and make them leave for positions with other companies.

I am going to miss the benefits I had carved out at this job. One such perk was having roughly 2 hours every day where I would practice drawing. In the middle of the office, with all kinds of managers constantly walking by my cubicle with direct sight of me, I would sit for at least 2 hours a day and work on various art projects. I would consistently have dozens of color pencils spread out over my work-space and constantly be working on my next art project every single work day. What are the chances that I can create such a situation at any other job? What are the chances that any employer in their right mind would tolerate such behavior from an employee whose work responsibilities have nothing to do with art?

Another bonus at this job is my garden. On the 9th floor of an office building, I had managed to get approval to convert the patio space outside into a succulent garden. I have taken care of this garden and kept it thriving for over 2 years and now I am about to leave it behind. I inevitably once again ask myself what other employer would allow an employee to create and tend a garden at a position that is not remotely related to plants and gardening?

Plants and art... these two things make me very happy and I had managed to sneak them into a job that dealt with death. I don't know if I will ever manage to achieve a similar situation again and this realization feels like an intense punch in the gut.

Onward I suppose. On to new things and all that bullshit.
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Vahagn Karapetyan
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
"I end up resigning myself by saying, it's experience and each day's little bit of work alone that in the long run matures and enables one to do things that are more complete or more right. So slow, long work is the only road, and all ambition to be set on doing well, false. For one must spoil as many canvasses as one succeeds with when one mounts the breach each morning."

-Van Gogh



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CathyMargaret Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic gallery! :iconilikeitplz:
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks : ]
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav dear!
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome

showed that photograph to several friends, they all loved it too!
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
aww, many thanks to your friends and many many more thanks to you! :hug:
domtig Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! (If my notice was correct, if not, I feel extremely silly)
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thank you

yes it was correct!
domtig Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, good, I'm glad :D
miyoo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist



hehehe ehehehehe heheeh.
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist


legendary one
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