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Marc McKenzie
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
Current Residence: Hillsborough, New Jersey
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 900
Favourite genre of music: Hard rock, movie soundtracks, jazz
Favourite photographer: Annie Leibowitz (sic)
Favourite style of art: Manga-influenced, science fiction and fantasy
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: NA
Shell of choice: NA
Wallpaper of choice: NA
Skin of choice: NA
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: "Every drawing has to be struggle if it is going to be any good."--Robert Fawcett

Favourite Visual Artist
Haruhiko Mikimoto, Brian Stelfreeze, Zeen Chin, Alex Ross, Adam Warren, Walt Simonson, John Byrne, Tony, Al Hirschfeld, Yoshitaka Amano
Favourite Movies
Aliens, Batman Begins, Wings of Honneamise, Blade Runner, Kingdom of Heaven, and the Star Wars films
Favourite TV Shows
The Expanse, The Thick Of It, UFO, Battlestar Galactica (reboot), Hannibal, The Witcher
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Chris Cornell, Joe Satriani, Kenji Kawaii, Jimi Hendrix, Ningen Isu
Favourite Books
Japan Sinks, Virus: The Day of Resurrection, The Forever War, Voyage, World War Z
Favourite Writers
Jay McInerney, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Hideyuchi Kikuchi, Michael Chrichton, Joe Haldeman, Sakyo Komatsu
Favourite Games
Halo series, Max Payne, Ace Combat series, Metal Gear Solid series, Destiny series, Horizon Zero Dawn
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, pens, inks, acrylics, markers, PhotoShop
Other Interests
Anime, movies, video games, reading, etc...
Whew! It's been a while since I last posted an entry here. A lot has happened to me and of course the world itself. I've gotten my vaccine and got my booster shot the day before Thanksgiving. Healthwise, nothing major (although I'm still worrying about things too damned much). I've started a part-time job that has been going well and has put some needed funds in my pocket (although don't look for me buying anything extravagant!) and that means I'm able to spend on Christmas shopping. And I've also gotten my healthcare plans for next year worked out (hopefully!). But next year, I want to make even further changes to my life. And that means I am looking to sell my artwork (or collections of my artwork) or at least look to earn something from my art. This isn't greed--far from it--but having been doing this for so many years it would seem ridiculous to not try to earn something from it. Plus having a second source of income these days is a good thing. Being that I haven't gone
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Manga creator Kentaro Miura passed away on May 6, but the news was released on May 19. Finding out about this was a punch in the gut, since he was only 54 (the cause of death was an aortic dissection). Miura created several works during his life, but his best known work--which now will remain unfinished--was the fantasy manga BERSERK, which he began in 1989 and was still working on. BERSERK remains one of the best manga ever created; its dark fantasy story about Guts, a former mercenary who travels across the country during the medieval age facing off against monsters and other humans won praise for its intricate artwork as well as its story, which at times could get quite brutal. If you think GAME OF THRONES is dark, then you haven't read BERSERK. Taking influences from classic science fiction as well as Kuaru Kurimoto's GUIN SAGA as well as the classic manga FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, BERSERK's influence would be seen in manga such as DEMON SLAYER and VAGABOND and video games like
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I'm not going to lie--I am ready to put 2020 behind me. This year was...well, to put it nicely, awful. A pandemic that has taken close to 350,000 lives in the US (and counting), lockdowns, having to isolate from friends and family, rampant corruption in the White House via the most corrupt President in modern history, and his political party openly calling for taking voting rights from people and overturning an election because they did not like the results, smug @$$holes on social media spreading lies and gleefully hoping for everything to fall apart.... I knew family and friends who were affected by COVID, and let's be blunt--everyone knows someone who has been affected by this pandemic. I lost a good friend this year--not to COVID, but to a tragic one-in-a-million complication from surgery. I missed seeing family and friends. I missed going to the movies and places that I used to go to. I missed seeing someone who I realized--only after things were closed--I had developed
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Been meaning to show you this, but here's a new persona for Jill Karell (known as Arachnid Girl).

Arachnid Girl/Jill Karell
Arachnid Girl: Unmasked

Thank you for Favourited my painting.

You're very welcome! As a fan of the Dirty Pair, I loved this!

Thanks for adding my study to your favs! your work is amazing!:wave:

Hey, man. Just wanna let you know Mai Yoshioka (aka Psygirl) has been given a major change to her character. This is what she looks like now as opposed to what she looked like before.

Mai Yoshioka Redesign

Since she's Japanese, it makes more sense she has light skin.

Thank you so very, very much for the watch! That means the world to me. You rule Marc! :hug: Also, you have a lovely gallery and we totally could bond over the loss of Miura.