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Natiq

Natiq

Art, like singing, is best done, with someone experiencing  the connection. This is an amazing artist, show him some love!

My DeviantART Story: A Journey of 9 DeviantYears

My DeviantART Story: A Journey of 9 DeviantYears

Ok, so it's not exactly nine years yet, but at the end of this year it will be! And that's a long time time, if you stop to think about it, so I'm stopping to think about it to reflect on this nine-year journey through dA, seeing as 9 is such a lovely number. I joined this site at the tail-end of 2005, back when I was in highschool and I thought winesoaked-roses would make the most awesome username...it didn't, so I'm not that anymore (thank goodness dA added the ability to change one's username, because I think having the username is why I took a speckled 2-year-on-off hiatus a few years ago; why would I think wine-soaked roses are lovely?

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Beautifully Broken

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Triangle

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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Artist's Bio
Natiq Jalil is a self-taught artist who believes that true art begins during those moments between being asleep and being awake.

Natiq was born in Montgomery, Alabama, where he showed a talent for art at a very early age, drawing his favorite cartoon characters exactly as they appeared on his television screen. His family moved when he was 13, and Denver, CO became the playground for his imagination. He continued to draw through his high school years and received his first commission at the age of 14, one of his father’s co-workers. It was a large drawing of the Ninja Turtles. As payment, he received his first acrylic painting set and some oil pastels. From that moment on, he became fascinated with the world of color.

After high school, Natiq became heavily involved in the spoken word poetry scene in Denver, CO and hosted several poetry nights in the city, including the celebrated, Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and Café. He would write poetry directly onto his paintings in subtle colors to add clarity to the emotions he poured into his work and also to celebrate his love for written language. He later stopped using words in his work and focused more closely on conveying his meaning through intuitive use of color, texture and symbolism.

Natiq’s work is prized by many private collectors and can be seen in many homes and businesses in the mid-west. His work also frequents many advertisements for the arts and social change in Denver. His work has been purchased by collectors in Denver, Arizona, L.A., New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, South Africa, Sweden and many other places. He has displayed his work in venues such as Luz Gallery and the Space Gallery in Denver, and the Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh.

He loves diversity in art (from media to subject matter) and draws much inspiration for his work from his dreams, dreams spoken of by others, anime and hip hop culture. He took a break from traditional art for a long while to focus on his daughter once he became a single father, and mostly focused on graphic design and illustration.

He moved to Pittsburgh, PA several years ago and is now returning to his love of traditional art. His feels that his work flows more freely now, and wants to continue to tell stories without words through his art in this city that is still new to him.

Favourite Visual Artist
Aucifiel, Joshua Mays, Ladessa Sullivan, & LuCong
Favourite Movies
Hero & House of Flying Daggers
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie and Lauryn Hill
Favourite Writers
Saul Williams, 6-Simplicity-9, Bianca, Ken Arkine, & lost-consciousness
Favourite Games
Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Wakfu
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Audacity, a good brush
Other Interests
art, anime, manga, spoken word poetry, music, reading
It's been a while, but finally posting up some of my recent work. :) Natiq... https://www.deviantart.com/natiq/art/Street-Telemetry-489031552

...really busy lately...

...really busy lately...

Hello All. I've been really busy lately. I've been doing my art full-time now, and I never thought it would take off like it has. The people out where I live have been showing my art a lot of love. Since it's been a while, I thought I'd share some of the latest pieces I've been doing for recent events. Here they are: Anyway, that's it for now. I'll check back in, next chance I get. Natiq... Art of Natiq website Art of Natiq Facebook page
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Soooo... What have I been up to?

Soooo... What have I been up to?

I know that it has been a long while since I've posted here. I've just been living life and going wherever the wind takes me. I've still been creating art and trying to grow. So I thought that I'd drop back in and say hi to everyone. Biggest thing going on right now is a show I'm doing in Pittsburgh, PA called "Unfinished Business", at the Garfield Artworks Gallery. The opening for the show is April 5th, 2013. Since I've been gone, my work has been evolving, as I've been more real and honest with myself. This month-long show will exhibit this transformation and evolution. I can't show you the actual work yet, but I can show you the practice
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glasslingerProfessional Artisan Crafter
Your work here is beautiful! Have a great weekend..  :-)..
KanchanMahon Traditional Artist
Your art has such a pull … one is drawn to them, I can’t fav enough or comment either, I sure will be back!
KanchanMahon Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :iconpinklilyplz:
killacam1982Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch
danee313Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
natiqProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks Danee. Sorry for the late response. :D

Natiq...
killacam1982Hobbyist Digital Artist
HBD. Love your gallery.