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John K. Patterson
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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Artist and sci-fi/fantasy author living in Colorado Springs. Lover of nature and most of all, nature's Creator. Passionate for dinosaurs, space exploration, zoology, and coffee.

Favourite Visual Artist
John Howe, Matthew Bradbury, Bob Eggleton, Alan Lee, Scott Hartman, John Hodgson
Favourite Movies
All 3 Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight, Stardust, Hellboy II
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kutless, Antonio Vivaldi, John Williams, Disturbed, Tobymac, Newsboys
Favourite Writers
Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Orson Scott Card, C. S. Lewis, George R.R. Martin, China Mieville
Favourite Games
Halo, Skyrim, Gears of War, Call of Duty
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox 360, Gamecube, PS2
Tools of the Trade
Mechanical/traditional pencils, sometimes colored pencils and acrylic paint
Other Interests
Dinosaurs, science fiction, fantasy, Christianity, drawing, reading, writing
I consider this one of the more personally satisfying paintings I've done in recent months. Hope you enjoy it! https://www.deviantart.com/tyrannosaur17/art/100th-Deviation-Spinosaurus-and-Giant-Eel-605771483

Painting is Getting Better. Now What?

Painting is Getting Better. Now What?

I only dabbled in acrylics four years ago, for a month or so. Then I left it by the wayside, until September 2013, when I decided to pick up a brush again and see what I could do. It has taken off way faster than I thought it would. People bought some of my mini paintings to hang as ornaments on their Christmas trees. My work is going up at a local coffee shop, and I just finished a landscape that turned out better than I thought it would. As soon as I have a good quality scan, I'll post my latest works for everyone to see. And now I'm wondering about how to take this further. Particularly about payment and commissions, and the possibility o

New Sci-Fi Story is on Kindle!

New Sci-Fi Story is on Kindle!

Hi-ho, everyone! I've got good news. Finally got another science fiction tale on Amazon Kindle! There are three of them, which you can find by going here: http://www.amazon.com/John-K.-Patterson/e/B00BRYHJ6Q Just for the heck of it, I'll post the synopses of all three. If you're interested, the first two are FREE today through Wednesday. Escaping: The battlecraft Aphrodite drags itself over an alien desert, the one ship to survive an attack by the vicious Arrivers. With half the crew dead, Tobias Carter is convinced no one is watching out for them. The ship's reverend can't convince him to have hope. And the Arrivers are catching up....

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PachycephalosunshineHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your dinosaur silhouettes! I've never seen anything quite like it! ^^
Tyrannosaur17Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I hope to make a lot more of them. :)
Thank you for the fave, partner :D
TheMorlockStudent General Artist
Thanks for the fave. :)
SollawStudent Traditional Artist
thanks for faving smaug!
thank you
kenobirobHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch ;)