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Dragon Squirrel by thomastapir, visual art

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Artist // Student // Varied
My Bio
Current Residence: Washington State
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Macroscopic
Favourite genre of music: Thrash/Metal, Synthwave
Favourite photographer: Piotr Naskrecki, Art Wolfe, Andrew Zuckerman, Poul Beckmann, David Doubilet, Igor Siwanowicz, Melvyn Yeo
Shell of choice: Chitinous
Wallpaper of choice: Peeling
Skin of choice: Epidermous

Favourite Visual Artist
Wayne Barlowe, Masamune Shirow
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
HallowsEveSlayerAnthraxExodusMetalChurchMaiden IcedEarthBlindGuardianGammaRayScannerFirewind
Favourite Writers
H.P. Lovecraft, Octavia Butler, Paul Di Filippo, James Patrick Kelly, Robert Charles Wilson
Other Interests
Art, science, nature, metaphysics

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Here's a question for my artist friends who read comics and especially for cartoonists and other comics creators. I've noticed an interesting trend in comics recently that I've tried to illustrate here with these two [VERY ROUGH] faux comics pages depicting the same generic scene--a man and woman arguing in a hallway. The setting and nature of their argument is irrelevant; I just wanted to illustrate an otherwise static scene in which the "action" consists of dialogue and body language (posture, gestures, etc.) rather than any overt, dramatic motion. In the first take I tried to depict such a scene the way I've always been told one "should"
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To what would you attribute the antisocial behavior of the homicidal alien villain from The Hidden?

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It was simply following the nature of its people, a cruel and cold-blooded parasitic race lacking any compassion for other sapient beings
It was an aberrant individual, a sadistic sociopath taking advantage of its invulnerability to satisfy its own selfish hedonistic cravings
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Favored origin of the "xenomorphs" as suggested in various working drafts of the original ALIEN

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A pyramidal fertility temple belonging to an extinct civilization of savage, Iron-Age-level sapients with a complex ritualistic reproductive cycle (the Aliens)
A subterranean creche or repository of dormant eggs belonging to an extinct Biomechanoid civilization native to LV-426
A space-faring parasite of unknown origin that infested the Space Jockey ship and destroyed its crew prior to the Derelict's grounding on LV-426
The Derelict is a "bomber" used in an ancient war by the biomechanoid Space Jockeys, and the Alien eggs are the "bombs"
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do you happen to have any other social media, like twitter? I absolutely love all your work, sadly I do not use deviantart anymore but I still wanna keep in touch with all your art

Hey, thanks for your interest and support. I really don't have much of a social media presence, unfortunately...I do have an art tumblr:


artapir.tumblr.com


but I don't post everything there, or update it as frequently as I do dA. I DO frequently post sketches and WIPs to Facebook, if you're interested in connecting there...I'll notecha.

Little treat for you, thanks to Jake Parker's mailing list and "Department of Interestingness"


Ekranoplan ecapade:


https://www.rferl.org/a/photographer-sneaks-inside-the-legendary-soviet-ekranoplan/30777774.html

Holy crap bro, she snuck past a sleeping guard and TOOK PICTURES OF THEIR POK-POK CHICKEN?!?! That is INSANE! I'm really surprised she posted those pictures online, I'd think that would be tantamount to signing your own death warrant in Putin's Russia. But, I guess it is on its way to a museum, so. : shrug :


It never would have occurred to me, but I don't think I've ever seen the interior of one of those before...Fascinating. Thanks for sending this, Rob! And how have you been lately? I haven't been too active on here recently, I'm not a big fan of the new dA format. : /

She's got some balls for sure. Interior did not disappoint in scope and weirdness.


Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of new format either. I think it has definitely cut down on my enthusiasm for loitering around DA. What a crappy point in time to flip a cyber safe haven on its head!


I'm just glad to know you haven't been adducted by an unmarked government vehicle and detained in a neo-ameri-fascist gulag.


we had a horrible tropical storm here recently, w/ about 5 days of no power. Big mess. But then an old friend in Beirut posted facebook pictures showing what happened to his city, home, and workshop. So i'm not complaining about our little blackout anymore. They just happened to be hiking in the mountains that day. What a close call that was!

OH man, five days with no power is nothing to sneeze at, though! D : At least it happened during the summer so you didn't have to worry about freezing to death (or at least frozen pipes etc.). Gosh, what did you do for food during that time?


Yeah, I really feel for those folks in Beirut...What a mess. : ( At least it's drawn attention to the government corruption that has enabled these kinds of disasters--it seems like people are fed up and no longer afraid of expressing their frustrations, which will hopefully lead to some positive changes. Speaking of which, have you been following that craziness in Belarus, with the election?


I can't resist sharing--I had my own little "adventure" a week ago, as elucidated here:


www.facebook.com/thomas.duffy.332/posts/2820231098210871


But unfortunately resulting in


www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2823850614515586


which I could have lived without. : p Oh well, it's ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

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Might be time for more of those interesting masks and environment suits you whip up from time to time...