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Abstraction Number 01 by willfullynaive Abstraction Number 01 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 4 Rosie Thomas Illustrated by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas Illustrated :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 1 2 Rosie Thomas 06 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 06 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 Rosie Thomas 05 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 05 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 Rosie Thomas 04 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 04 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 4 Rosie Thomas 03 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 03 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 Rosie Thomas 02 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 02 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 Rosie Thomas 01 by willfullynaive Rosie Thomas 01 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 Dylan on Black by willfullynaive Dylan on Black :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 1 1 Dlyan Abstraction by willfullynaive Dlyan Abstraction :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 3 Anathallo Number 2 by willfullynaive Anathallo Number 2 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 1 0 MBD07 by willfullynaive MBD07 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 1 0 MBD06 by willfullynaive MBD06 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 MBD05 by willfullynaive MBD05 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 1 2 MBD03 by willfullynaive MBD03 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0 MBD02 by willfullynaive MBD02 :iconwillfullynaive:willfullynaive 0 0


Love Marks by Cikalong Love Marks :iconcikalong:Cikalong 62 12 Poplin by stephchard Poplin :iconstephchard:stephchard 70 26 Rosevelt by stephchard Rosevelt :iconstephchard:stephchard 33 16 Post by stephchard Post :iconstephchard:stephchard 8 8 No-myself by osobandido No-myself :iconosobandido:osobandido 3 14 The Art of flirting by Cikalong The Art of flirting :iconcikalong:Cikalong 413 90 Cocon de Crasse by VictimOfPlague Cocon de Crasse :iconvictimofplague:VictimOfPlague 14 8 number 4 by mickey03 number 4 :iconmickey03:mickey03 24 6 untitled by katimeran untitled :iconkatimeran:katimeran 46 13 self portrait half in shadow by stupidDOOR
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Low-Mania by sick-snowangel Low-Mania :iconsick-snowangel:sick-snowangel 81 16 Inde by stephchard Inde :iconstephchard:stephchard 14 23 Moon and Me Nightmare by crazymynd Moon and Me Nightmare :iconcrazymynd:crazymynd 211 103 Be Yourself... by carlzon Be Yourself... :iconcarlzon:carlzon 132 68 .calme by edlyytam .calme :iconedlyytam:edlyytam 174 36 aortic love - traditional by 2Dlover aortic love - traditional :icon2dlover:2Dlover 12 42



Artist | Literature
United States
Favourite genre of music: Folk/Rock and Roll/Indie/Electro/Classical
Favourite style of art: Music.
Operating System: Mac Os
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Science of Sleep's Disasterology
Skin of choice: Could I wear you like coat?
I haven't dabbled in the visual arts in a while, and honestly, I'm not that distressed about it. Maybe when (if) I start again, I'll post some of it, but until then, I've grown a tad tired of DeviantArt. Goodbye for now.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Playing: C, C+, F, G7, C
  • Drinking: Starbucks Double Shhot


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AnimaMage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Having left facebook, I must satsify myself on deviantART. Stop by some time if you like.
swimagainstgravity Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
I'm glad you didn't have time to ride the trains recently.
willfullynaive Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007   Writer
Not me. I want to ride the stink'n trains.
swimagainstgravity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I guess being in a train crash would be something to write about though eh? Nothin' like a little premature grey hair and post-tramatic stress disorder to roughen up the poetic voice, eh? haha.
swimagainstgravity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
There were crashes and injuries!
willfullynaive Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007   Writer
Wah? Explain thyself!
swimagainstgravity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Don't you hate how no one replies to your comment replies? It's like once they say their thing, they're done, and don't expect or know how to reply to an intelligent response.

On an unrelated note, I always feel a little awkward when I don't like one of the popular/celebrated deviantart photographers. But really, I think half or more of the trends on this site are utter crap, and in those popular genres the same lame, overwrought, ridiculous themes get trotted out by every hot photographer. But then I find someone who is guilty of this sort of melodrama, but is not just pretty good at it, but maybe the best. In his gallery every shot is perfectly lit and post processed nicely and have wonderful compositions and razer focus (but that's not actually hard at all considering they seem to all be shot at something ridiculous like f/14). And yet it's all hyper-real and utterly false, emotion for the sake of it and not for any real sense of it. No understanding, just shouting. And while it's novel for about 1 page and a half of gallery space, when the same shots and style get retread for 35 pages it gets old fast. Why would you shoot what is essentially the same exact photograph, interchange model, interchange mood: happy/sad/fearful/angry/violent/suicidal and insert splashy visual effect and/or fluids, the same shot, thousands upon thousands of times over.

I won't name any names, but I found 11 photos I really really liked out of 899 in the gallery. Those 11 you can find in my favorites. And if you find the source, I think the worst excesses are on pages 3&7, but there are plenty on every page.

Tell me what you think. Does it rub you the wrong way as much as me, or am I really the only one who thinks some (much) of it might be rubbish?
willfullynaive Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007   Writer
Oh yes, I loathe that. Unfortunately, I know I've been the perpetrator of that egregious sin.

I don't think it rubs me quite the same way it does you, but honestly, I don't spend a lot of time looking through the photographers who are popular on DeviantArt (maybe I should?). I definitely see what you mean about rehashing the same tired content and style over and over again.

There's a lot of crap on DeviantArt. Considering that the majority of people that frequent it have very little actual artistic sensibility, it's not surprising.

Oh man... the 4 AM hasn't let go of me... My body doesn't like that I stayed up all night.
swimagainstgravity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
I'm noticing that the popular artists on dev have a fairly high level of technical skill, albiet frequently only developed in one particular genre or mode, and rarely any sort of true ("true"?) (subversive?) message (I'm questioning my own definition of a true message now). What I mean to say is they tend to focus on surface/impression. Meaning becomes derived emotion, or a sense of "wow".

On another, semi-related thought, I noticed an interesting line of thought woven through the opinions of the authors and professional artists featured in the books I've been reading. Almost all of them, at some point, speak of the danger of "overworking" a painting. They claim that an artist must learn the point at which to stop adding detail so the painting does not loose, in essence, its soul. (Which is derived from the intentions and methods of the individual painter.) Well hmm I've been distracted since I wrote that last sentence, so ta ta for now!
willfullynaive Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Writer
I agree. I think a lot of the art on DeviantArt is an appreciation of cool, rather than substance or form. (It's like popular music!) Yes, it takes a lot of time and work to achieve the skill level to be able to produce that object of cool, but I can't help but note the shallowness of it all. I think my favorite works of art elicit an emotion from me, rather than present an embodiment (often an over-exaggerated and hyperbolic presentation) of an emotion.

Oh, I totally see what those painters are saying about overworking an image. I think that, in part, is why I'm experimenting with minimalism. It's kind the aspect of not overworking the painting put to an extreme. What is necessary to express a figure, an idea, a form? In a way, it's a very poetic form of art. Compacting your means to express the maximum amount using the fewest resources. We'll see how that pans out for me. Have you been able to do any actual painting?
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