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Figure Study by KingVahagn Figure Study :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 1 0 Fantastic by KingVahagn Fantastic :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 6 0 How far we have fallen by KingVahagn How far we have fallen :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 1 2 Loyal and Dependable by KingVahagn Loyal and Dependable :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 6 2 The life within by KingVahagn The life within :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 3 0 Vasquez Rocks on a misty morning by KingVahagn Vasquez Rocks on a misty morning :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 9 0 Selfie by KingVahagn Selfie :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 0 Armenians by KingVahagn Armenians :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 0 0 Royalty by KingVahagn Royalty :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 3 0 Mads Mikkelsen by KingVahagn Mads Mikkelsen :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 7 1 Hangry AF by KingVahagn Hangry AF :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 2 1 Yo by KingVahagn Yo :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 9 0 Hey guys whats up by KingVahagn Hey guys whats up :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 4 0 Come get some of this red delicious by KingVahagn Come get some of this red delicious :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 8 0 Dave Davies by KingVahagn Dave Davies :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 6 1 So.. You know me. Is that It? by KingVahagn So.. You know me. Is that It? :iconkingvahagn:KingVahagn 10 6


just bee yourself by lovemyscars just bee yourself :iconlovemyscars:lovemyscars 176 11 cool summer nights by lovemyscars cool summer nights :iconlovemyscars:lovemyscars 136 13 Sherlock by AmandaTolleson Sherlock :iconamandatolleson:AmandaTolleson 3,245 446 Sherlock by joniina Sherlock :iconjoniina:joniina 1,401 176 Sherlock and John by 403shiomi Sherlock and John :icon403shiomi:403shiomi 716 79 The return (building a castle) by IvanLaliashvili The return (building a castle) :iconivanlaliashvili:IvanLaliashvili 993 26 p81 by HrvojeBeslic p81 :iconhrvojebeslic:HrvojeBeslic 1,492 62 Approach of Autumn. by KM15ART Approach of Autumn. :iconkm15art:KM15ART 6 1 Abandoned Temple by ncorva Abandoned Temple :iconncorva:ncorva 338 10 Hannibal by ASlashPhoenix Hannibal :iconaslashphoenix:ASlashPhoenix 111 6 Serpico by LookingForTheMagic Serpico :iconlookingforthemagic:LookingForTheMagic 28 4 Zilla by Torsk1 Zilla :icontorsk1:Torsk1 124 33 Great Dane by Torsk1 Great Dane :icontorsk1:Torsk1 75 15 Parrot by krizok Parrot :iconkrizok:krizok 40 15 Rottweiler Puppy 4 by Torsk1 Rottweiler Puppy 4 :icontorsk1:Torsk1 77 5 African Wild Dog - Lycaon Pictus by daniluc78 African Wild Dog - Lycaon Pictus :icondaniluc78:daniluc78 126 16


The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

— Alan Bennett

I have noticed that when people are giving you advice, they aren't particularly concerned about convincing you of some truth or the necessity to change your ways/etc. Often times, they are trying to convince themselves of something they are having difficulty accepting. By you accepting what they say, it validates their views and makes it more likely that they themselves will buy into the advice as well. It's a form of external validation.

It's kind of annoying to be in such a situation because you are essentially being used by the person to validate themselves and convince themselves of something. Even though you are the one seeking advice, they are still focusing on themselves, not you. You have to wonder then, how useful is their advice since they are thinking about themselves, whether they realize it or not.

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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KingVahagn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol masterbate... Thank you?

Don't know if that was a compliment or a diss lol
I-Masterbate Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
It was a compliment. Where do you live??
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah ok, thank you then. (without the question mark)

I live in Burbank, California
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luve Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
Thanks for the comment ^_^
And I gotta say, you're gallery is magnificent! A definite watch.
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THanks : D

I'll keep udating it with more and more drawings for everyone to enjoy X D
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Asilynne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comments ^-^ I shall watch you now XD
ciciolina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
Thank u for your comment on my sleepy kittie :)
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004   Traditional Artist
thanx a lot for the comment/fav on 'Tattoo girl'
sorae Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
YA CRAZY BASTARD! XD You have some awesome skills with a colored pencil dude.
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