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Mask s by OdditiesByErnie Mask s :iconodditiesbyernie:OdditiesByErnie 9 0 Puma by OdditiesByErnie Puma :iconodditiesbyernie:OdditiesByErnie 19 8 Temptation by OdditiesByErnie
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This piece is extraordinary... I am not a very good photographer, more of a traditional artist who dabbles with photography from time t...


I really like this piece... I am not a very good photographer, but rather mostly a traditional artist... so take these words with that ...


Where to begin? This piece is rich in it depressing loveliness. I love the melancholy, oppressive expression in everything that is in t...


A wonderful piece, captivating, and emotional. The Figure's eyes are captivating, and draw you right in. Your proportions are well bala...

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Mask s
"Mask" - Ink on gray card stock - 8.5" X 11"


“She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.”
― Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
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Puma
"Puma" Stippling, Sepia Ink on card stock - 8.5" X 11"

“A puma is not a bird," said Tobias, after a hundred paces. "It is a kind of cat - felis concolor. You may see it soon: it is moving along with us, on the right."
The word cat brought nothing into Jack's mind but a fleeting image of a shabby, brownish-black little creature called Tib that disgraced the drawing-room at home, and he plodded on in silence. Every hundred yards or so they changed shoulders, and during the third change there was a coughing noise to their right, a series of coughs, huge, deep, throaty coughs, that culminated in a shattering roar, unimaginably loud.
"Not a bird, Jack, you see," said Tobias.
"How big?" cried Jack, vividly alive now, with terror coursing up and down his spine.
"The size of an indifferent lion," said Tobias. "You can see him if you bend and look under the yellow bush. He is tearing up the earth, and biting it."
"Can he climb?"
"Oh, admirably."
"Toby, what shall we do?"
"Why, unless you wish to go and look at him, we had better go on. It is getting late. But do not hurry so, Jack, nor make jerking movements. If he should come out, take no notice of him, or look at him kindly - do not provoke him. He is not a froward puma, I believe.”
― Patrick O'Brian
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Temptation
"Temptation" - Ink on Card Stock - 8.5" X 11"


“I can resist anything except temptation.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”
― Mae West

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”
― Mark Twain

“Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”
― Will Rogers
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The fire within
The Fire Within - Ink on Card Stock - 8.5" X 11"

My submission for this years Euphoria Shirt and Sign Design

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.”
― William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost

“Fire is bright and fire is clean.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 
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St Cuthbert
"Symbol of St. Cuthbert of the Cudgel" - Ink on Card Stock - 8.5" X 11"

“Chaos and evil prevail where good folk do nothing and obstinacy brings lumps to the heads of the unfaithful"
- St. Cuthbert
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Pride

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Ernest
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I've been an artist since I was old enough to pick up a pencil... I create art on a daily basis, from drawing in various mediums, to painting, photography, digital, sculpture, makeup, assemblage and just about any kind of art I can get my hands on.

I never went to college, didn't graduate high-school and left home at the age of 16... I have understudied some interesting artists, from a medical illustrator, to an art restorer, but I pretty much taught myself most of what I know...

Typically my art is created with the intent to provoke a response in the observer... My style is heavily influenced by surrealists like Dali, comic book artists like Frank Miller, adult artists like Patric Nagel, and propaganda artists from all over the world.... I could go on and on about my influences....

My art often deals with social or political messages...

I have shown/ sold my art in galleries and have been published several times...

Professionally I work multiple jobs, one for a major financial institution and the other is in construction where I get to work my art into building things of lasting beauty, and my art...

I am 43, married with 3 children.

I sleep about 5 hours a day or less. I think I will get enough sleep when I am dead...

I like all kinds of music and it influences my art... My favorite song is Aenima by Tool

I love books, especially classic fiction... and have read hundreds of them... They inspire me too... My favorite book is 1984 by Orwell, or Machiavelli's the Prince, or maybe Twain's Huck Fin... hell, I have a lot of favorites...

I grew up poor on a farm in nowhere Georgia, but have been in the Atlanta area for the better part of the last 2 decades.

I box, I skateboard, I hike, I canoe, I fish, and I'm a pretty good archer...

I like role playing games, video games, Sci-fi movies, and cartoons...

I love comic books...

I am pretty much a Atheist and an Anarchist... not exactly, but for those of you who need labels... I'm ok with those...

I am outspoken, and I dont tolerate any kind of discrimination...

I am a highly self motivated, active person with an active imagination...

Inspiration is never a problem for me... I have more ideas for art in a day than I could ever get down on paper in a "finished" version..,

I love to collaborate with other artists, and though I will take commissions, they have to be just right... and I still probably wont like them unless there is very little input from the person who wants the commission.

My repeat offending subjects will always be, skulls, eyes, flowers, clouds and the human form...


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“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
  • Listening to: Gamatik - the unfallen kingdom
  • Eating: Cigaretts
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Thanks so much for the fav! <3
Have a nice day :)
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OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your most welcome.... im loving your work.
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Thanx for the +fav YaYa Winks 
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