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Voices In My Head

The man in this piece is Maynard James Keenan. As most of us know he is the frontman of bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. But this artwork is all about Puscifer, his other side project and considered to be his "creative subconscious".

Maynard described the band as "simply a playground for the various voices in my head", and this is how I envisioned it.

Last night I saw Puscifer perform live together with Carina Round at Asbury Park, New Jersey and it was one of the best rock performances I've ever seen. It was very theatrical and the sound is so different live compared to the cd tracks. It looked to me Maynard didn't age either, he still rocks.

I consider myself blessed given the opportunity to listen all sides of Maynard(Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer). Having watched him live twice with Tool and Puscifer feels like being touch by God's Hand in the form of little demons and ancient fucking aliens, literally. =D Last on my list would be A Perfect Circle. =)

Here are links to two of my favorite Puscifer songs:

Potions - [link]

Indigo Children - [link]

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WarriorCheetah's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This is really such a beautiful masterpiece you've conspired here! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

I myself am a very big Tool, Puscifer, and a perfect circle fan, and Maynard fan all around so bear with me when I say that Maynard is the best musical artist of all time in my book <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

okay, anyway, I love how imaginative your interpretation was. It really flows with this piece. I really like the level of creativity used in a picture to depict creativity itself. The colors that you used melt very well into each other, all a warm color palate, and the whole thing is really expertly drawn with spot on anatomy. I really, really love this piece <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
Though, I would suggest not arching the eyebrows on Maynard's face quite as much as it isn't really a thinking or relaxed expression. Though it's okay if you weren't going for one <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

All around, great piece! It's hard for me to critique because I really can't find much of anything wrong with it <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>. Keep up the good work <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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i'm just glad I've found a MJK fan her on DA. thank you! :D
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stabripemo23's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I enjoy this concept very much! One's muses can simply be people running around inside one's head. I had a similar idea but the people in my head were mini basic representations of people that had a high influence on my decisions. People that (as Freud would've said) contribute to my superego, or the little angel and devil on my shoulders. Of course, this is pretty different, but that's what it reminded me of.
I am not too familiar with Tool or A Perfect Circle or Maynard James Keenan, but having briefly viewed some album art and listened to some songs, I feel this piece definitely reflects the style that I perceived. Your style compliments it quite well.
I like how these muses are whispering into his ear. It would be interesting if his face might interact more with the situation at hand, but that's just my silly opinion <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/>
Great artistry! Are the muses any particularly important people?
kinzerkinz's avatar
Beautiful! I love your interpretation and your drawing style.
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You're welcome. :)
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Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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GabbyFe's avatar
This is great stuff :) Definitely a favourite.
Jaade-Beirsack's avatar
holy shit, how the fudge could you do something like dat ... its bliming brilliant, wish i could do stuff like that
thefreshdoodle's avatar
lol, well i owe to practice and dedication to my work! after a lot of hard work, in time it pays off! =D
mikeloveridge's avatar
two of my favourite bands, my son,lee, has a copy of everything they have produced. a difficult complex man to portray. congratulations i love it. it's brilliant
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thank so much man! maynard is awesome, i still have yet to attempt his TOOL side, the evil aliens ;D
bowser-jr99's avatar
wow this is really cool amazing :D
candysamuels's avatar
awesome!!!! love your art!
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