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Tom Nelson
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My Bio

Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Print preference: Big!

Favourite genre of music: eclectic

Favourite photographer: Shane Balkowitsch

Favourite style of art: Both photo-real and impressionist

Operating System: Mac

MP3 player of choice: iPhone

Shell of choice: nautilus

Wallpaper of choice: Can I use paint instead?

Skin of choice: smooth

Favourite cartoon character: Jessica Rabbit

Personal Quote:


Favourite Visual Artist
The last one I saw on DA
Favourite Movies
Mulholland Drive, In America, Amélie, Juno
Favourite Writers
I'm big into Terry Pratchett right now
Favourite Games
being creative
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D750, Photoshop CS, Corel Painter, Gigapan Stitch

On Art

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"The wish to capture evanescent reflections is not only impossible, as has been shown by thorough German investigation, but the mere desire alone, the will to do so, is blasphemy. God created man in His own image, and no man-made machine may fix the image of God. Is it possible that God should have abandoned His eternal principles and allowed a Frenchman in Paris to give the world an invention of the Devil?" [1839 German journal, referring to the invention of the daguerreotype]
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I once read a 1920s textbook on masterpieces of world art. About half of it was ancient Greek and Roman art. Renoir and the Impressionists got about 3 pages. Van Gogh was not mentioned at all. Asian art was ancient Chinese ceramics. Africa was nonexistent. What did I learn from this? That Great Art is a social construct, and that it changes over time. The art that is revered today may not be tomorrow. The ignored, the scorned art and artists (even you yourself) may some day be "discovered" and raised to the heights of admiration. The best thing is not to worry whether you are making great art or not. Follow your own vision, make something s
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Please read!

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"God made the sunset. Nikon made the camera. And Kodak made the film. But that doesn't make you a photographer." Merle Morris (1923-1999)
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Hi Tom :)
Used your lovely heart stock in this art here

you are credited and linked
Thank you so very much :)

Looks great!

Hi :)
Used your lovely heart Stock in this art here
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You are credited and linked as always
Thank you so much for the used :hug::)
thank you for the :+fav:! :D
Hi I used your stone wall in a image, thank you!
I hope you like it :-)
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hello use your stock here thank you [link]
thank you for the use of your stock art "Glossy Heart"

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