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Martin Hanford
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
English artist.I did two years at Herefordshire college of Art and Design and then tried going freelance...didn't work out for a few years,slowly getting there though,still mistaken for the Where's Wally guy,not that I mind HA-HA!

Favourite Visual Artist
Christos Achilleos,Rodney Matthews,Larry Elmore,Jim Burns,Peter Chung.
Favourite Movies
Bladerunner,Ghostbusters,Ghost in the Shell,Dune,Tron.
Favourite TV Shows
The X Files,Aeon Flux,Cardcaptors,Most 'kids' cartoons.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Iron Maiden,Bal Sagoth,Solstice,Annihilator,Yes,Sigh,Hawkwind,Cynic.
Favourite Books
Resident Evil,Blade Runner,comics in general.
Favourite Writers
S.D Perry,M.R James,H.P Lovecraft,Poe.
Favourite Games
Resident Evil,Phantasy Star,Shadow Hearts,Silent Hill,Tomb Raider,Mass Effect,Shadowrun.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Playstation 2
Tools of the Trade
Acrylics,Water Colour Board,Disposable Pens,layout paper.
Other Interests
Guitar,cartoons,comics,games,action figures,toys.
Apparently,it's a holiday..whatever that is!
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Been playing around colouring in some b/w and pencil stuff,results aren't bad considering I'm using an IBM 533 with Windows 98 and a graphics tablet I got from Argos,works well enough though.
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Thank you.

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I don't normally write journals or blogs as I really don't think anyone is paying attention to me,but since I've got the chance here goes,First I'd like to point out that all my illustrations were/are for actual things,like novel covers,CD sleeves that sort of thing and I've never really been any good at expressive work,indeed I remember being physically manhandled to commit paint to paper in an exercise in Expressionism at sixth form,that gave rise to what was commonly called 'Banana Plantation 1',I've not till this point produced art for art's sake but have small notes festooned around my desk with ideas for pictures that are without a purp
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Do you take request?
Sort of,if the idea or information fits with something I might do I can make it 'fit'.
Awesome gallery you got here!
Slough Feg sent me here :)