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COMMISSION: Tales Of Vesperia by Snigom COMMISSION: Tales Of Vesperia :iconsnigom:Snigom 12 3 Fox-e by Snigom
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Angel by Snigom
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Sailor Saturn's Thug Life by Snigom Sailor Saturn's Thug Life :iconsnigom:Snigom 10 0 Cthulhu-Cometh by Snigom
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Cheetara by Snigom Cheetara :iconsnigom:Snigom 15 2 Voyeurism by Snigom
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Animefest-2015 Cover Art Submission by Snigom Animefest-2015 Cover Art Submission :iconsnigom:Snigom 4 0 AnimeFest-2015 Okami Badge by Snigom AnimeFest-2015 Okami Badge :iconsnigom:Snigom 2 0 AnimeFest-2015 Art Show Badge by Snigom AnimeFest-2015 Art Show Badge :iconsnigom:Snigom 4 0 AnimeFest 2015 Accounting Badge by Snigom AnimeFest 2015 Accounting Badge :iconsnigom:Snigom 2 0 AnimeFest 2015 AV-TECH Badge by Snigom AnimeFest 2015 AV-TECH Badge :iconsnigom:Snigom 0 0 Contestant #2 FIGHT! by Snigom Contestant #2 FIGHT! :iconsnigom:Snigom 7 0 Contestant #1 FIGHT! by Snigom Contestant #1 FIGHT! :iconsnigom:Snigom 4 0 Untitled Princess by Snigom Untitled Princess :iconsnigom:Snigom 6 0 FREEDOM-cartoon.sm by Snigom FREEDOM-cartoon.sm :iconsnigom:Snigom 22 2

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Deripsni by twistedmentality Deripsni :icontwistedmentality:twistedmentality 21 11 Sandman: 2015 by deankotz Sandman: 2015 :icondeankotz:deankotz 132 5 Hellcat by deankotz Hellcat :icondeankotz:deankotz 27 0 Wonder-woman-cleavage by synthetikxs Wonder-woman-cleavage :iconsynthetikxs:synthetikxs 146 26 Peach | Acceptance by HowlSeage Peach | Acceptance :iconhowlseage:HowlSeage 200 7 Spider-woman-2-2015 by synthetikxs Spider-woman-2-2015 :iconsynthetikxs:synthetikxs 257 38 Vampirella Headshot V1 2015-lorez by synthetikxs Vampirella Headshot V1 2015-lorez :iconsynthetikxs:synthetikxs 58 2 Yinai and the Damnation Spell by faile35
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Yinai and the Damnation Spell :iconfaile35:faile35 643 47
Raz8 wayback machine by synthetikxs
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Raz8 wayback machine :iconsynthetikxs:synthetikxs 19 3
Poison by chalii Poison :iconchalii:chalii 596 16 The Crawling Dead by twistedmentality The Crawling Dead :icontwistedmentality:twistedmentality 29 17 I HATE drawing by Ceresta I HATE drawing :iconceresta:Ceresta 1,498 229 Red Sonja Happy Hour color by deankotz Red Sonja Happy Hour color :icondeankotz:deankotz 44 4 DC Cover Girls - Harley Quinn by Artgerm DC Cover Girls - Harley Quinn :iconartgerm:Artgerm 6,578 217 Chun-Li: Sprites Over The Years by TheMikko Chun-Li: Sprites Over The Years :iconthemikko:TheMikko 81 16 Morrigan Aensland by aoandou Morrigan Aensland :iconaoandou:aoandou 292 14

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  • Listening to: CPU fans...
  • Reading: Head lines
  • Watching: Dr. Who? Say it isn't so!
  • Playing: DOA 5 Ultimate
  • Eating: InflammaCORE
  • Drinking: Bancha
I haven't posted in a long time.  There are reasons for this, which I doubt any of you want to hear.  Some of you know what happened. 

I will no longer be an artist.  I will no longer draw, paint, or anything for the foreseeable future.

I have completely lost the drive. I have soul searched and determined that for me emotions and hormones really drove my art forward.  The older I get, the more my hormones are subsiding and from that perspective I cannot become "inspired" to do anything.  The current political climate is so amazingly caustic that I can feel the nation dividing.  I have done some finished work, but it isn't anything that remotely matches anything I have done in the past 10 years.  I sometimes do political cartoons as art therapy.  I seriously doubt this crowd or even this venue wants to see these.  They spare no feelings and they shouldn't.  They were meant mostly for me. I used to want to illustrate beauty and now I want to paint ugly.  I want to create monstrous images of pain and anguish.

I don't do work for conventions anymore and I will not seek a table nor will I do commissions.  I am DONE!!!  COOKED!!!

The good news is, life always changes. For now, this part of my life is done.  It has happened one other time in my life and I came back from the lurch, so it can happen again. I am sure I will come to regret not drawing during this period, but there isn't much to be done if you simply don't want to.

Peace.

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Brandon M.
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: The mystic portal of slime covered toads
Favourite genre of music: 80\'s, Trance, Punk, 70\'s, and Classical
Favourite photographer: Ana McKinney
Favourite style of art: Realism, Digital Painting, Inked Art, and Traditional art.
Operating System: XP-Pee
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp it really whips the lama\'s @$$
Shell of choice: Uh....nut shells?
Wallpaper of choice: Fucia and toadstools
Skin of choice: Freshly oiled
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin Martian, and Shane Gooseman (Galaxy Rangers)
Personal Quote: Uh-huh, yeah....sure....whatever
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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Happy B-Day!
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good afternoon, Brandon. Guys have a tendency to give unasked for advice, and I've spent the last five years or so learning how not to do that (and the gals hate it when we do!) However, as one artist who appreciates other artists and their creative vision, I'm going to violate my own guidelines and respectfully suggest you have a lot more to give as an artist. This especially in fact for the reasons you give for walking away from it -- because the world is full of caustic ugliness. We creatives carry the flame.
Be of good cheer,
Ed
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Snigom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Understood.  Quite a number of my friends weren't all that happy i called it quits.  On the bright side, I am trying to return to the 'beginning' as it were. Do some soul searching.  I wish I could say I was happy with what I found. I discovered that my drive to draw was tied to my sexual desire. As I have grown older, my desire has faded.  A part of maturity is moving past one's 'base instinct' and elevate beyond.  So, that is what I am trying to do.  Focus on beauty, technique, and strive for new boundaries.  I suppose when one has spent 35+ years doing art, it never really goes away; it just changes. :)
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Brandon, it's my undying conviction that we all -- no exceptions -- were born artists, in the sense of creatives, whether visual, musical, kinaesthetic, whatever. Because of childhood trauma, social enculturation masked as "education" and "growing up", "pragmatism", ad nauseam... most people lose it. I've seen children lose it before my eyes. Many lose it by the time they're adolescents, and it's horrible to see especially when I can do little about it. Since you obviously have it, please don't stop. Yes, I agree we all have to work on our shit. Your ability to make art is a basic tool sustaining you in life, though. To stop making art would be like cutting off your arm. (Choose a better analogy, if you like; but I think you get my meaning.) Anyway, my opinion, given with the best intent from one artist to another.
Regards,
Ed
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav my friend!
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TotaledHero10 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Your tutorials are really good, really helpful
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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Happy B-Day!
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Snigom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankee, thankee! :)
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