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John Lind (jaalyn) Whitby
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Buddha Under a Plum Tree by ObiJohnKenobi, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
If you are interested in purchasing a painting you can contact me at for information about availability and pricing.

I am available for commissions. I'm always happy to work with someone to paint something that pleases us both. Contact me for more info if you are interested.

I also operate an online t-shirt shop. The link is below.

Current Residence: The Desert
Favourite genre of music: Synth Pop, Jazz, Rock and/or Roll
Favourite photographer: Anton Corbijn, Ansel Adams
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Brock Sampson, Master Shake

Favourite Visual Artist
Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenburg, and Jan Moulding
Favourite Movies
Mirrormask, The Fountain, Sin City, Brazil, Blade Runner
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Cure, Ladytron, Coltrane, VNV Nation
Favourite Writers
Neil Gaiman, Fyodor Dostoyevski, Frank Miller, Isaac Asimov
Favourite Games
Lego Star Wars
Favourite Gaming Platform
Wii. I know, i'm a lame gamer.
Tools of the Trade
A crappy camera, cheap paint, & anything i find lying about.
Other Interests
Trek, Tattoos, & Transcendance

Back Again

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Yes, after over a year of being gone I'm back to dA, and with a new painting even. My body is still quite wrecked from being hit by an SUV, but I've decided to just ignore that and begin painting again. I hope to finish the book soon but I have a few paintings in my head I want to get out on paper before working on that project again. I'll be around and I'm sure I owe you all a lot of comments on your deviations so look for those. It's nice to be back.
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  On June 6th of this year (that's about 6 weeks ago now) I was hit by a car in a crosswalk. I've been pretty badly injured, especially my spine. I have five herniated and torn discs in my back as a result of being hit and flung to the ground. This has prevented me from working on my art in any capacity. In fact, I can't do much but sit or lie around. I start physical therapy tomorrow and I will have to undergo several spinal injections and depending how that goes I will (likely) need surgery to fix the damage.  So I have no new art to show off, with the exception of two paintings I finished the week I was hit, for probably some time to co
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I am closer than ever to finishing my children's book project. I have only a couple of pages left. I'll be working on it every day until it's done, so I'm looking at a week or two. I've been very busy with everything else, and I'm dying to finish this so I can freely work on some other project. Or a commission coming along to break it up a little bit. That would be nice. I'm not on the site much, but I'll try to leave comments on everyone I follow soon. :)
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Thank you kindly for the watch :) (Smile) 
Wonderful work!
Thank you very much!
Welcome back! :dance: :wave:
:icon1stbutterflykiss: :dance: :party: Happy Birthday!

Missing you here on DA! Hope you are well!
Hi OBJ.... it's been forever since ive been on DA, and as long since i said hey to you..... so sorry to hear about your accident, looking through your gallery..... i saw drawings that i hadn't seen before.... fantastic stuff!
thanks for the addition of gentle curves!