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radioactive. by Senju-HiMe

This piece is extraordinary... I am not a very good photographer, more of a traditional artist who dabbles with photography from time t...

weightlessness by photoport

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

Homage by Frank-Walls

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

in the flesh by agnes-cecile

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



Defiant Vitality by OdditiesByErnie
Defiant Vitality
"Defiant Vitality" - Ink on Card Stock - 8.5" X 11"

Collaboration with  jessica-lorraine-z.deviantart.…

Thank you Jessica for allowing me to use you wonderfully beautiful and striking photograph as a reference... 

Dare To Live Red by Jessica-Lorraine-Z
D Tattoo 2222015 by OdditiesByErnie
D Tattoo 2222015
A tattoo I just finished on a buddy of mine... Inked on his right lower leg... Ink on Skin about 8" X 15" ish ....


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
This thing was due for an update.... so here it is as of Dec 2013

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 40, 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...………
I think there are moments in every Artists life where inspiration strikes and takes over and you as the artist, your body, your hands, eyes, they are just a slave to that inspiration, driven by your creativity, and you are not really thinking about what you are doing in a concise or clear way... just giving over to the moment.... or at least that's how it is for me at times....

Sometimes those moments result in something grand, or something that lets you grow as an artist... other times its a dud...

Tonight I had such a moment...

I have been working with ink splatters and inspiration struck... I was totally into the moment... and when I got done I was pleased... until I looked around and saw that I had forgotten to clear away my other WIP's .... now I have some very unintentional ink splatters on several other pieces...


I ruined at least 4 WIP's while creating one...

Lesson learned hopefully....
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: White Zombie
  • Reading: Heavy Metal Mag
  • Eating: Cigaretts
  • Drinking: Coffee



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MMezga Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
you are most welcome :)
Frankblanket Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional
Thanks for the fave.
skin242 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thanks for faving :wave:
4leesc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for adding…
to your favourites! +fav Love I am a dummy! 

DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.... you too :)
lead-poison69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding Tasty to your favorites! I appreciate it.
madnormigan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
  Thanks for adding " Indiana Jones on horse !! "

Ilthin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D (Big Grin) 
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