"There are ten thousand people in this world who can paint or draw to beat the band but you'll never see them or know who they are. These people have mastered their craft and that is all they have."
A close friend once said "You're a terrible person with many redeeming qualities."
I draw too many weird things to take myself seriously, or anything for that matter. I do however value someone's scruples.
I'm an Illustrator or "Communication Artist", so I like storytelling by nature and am conversational. I like to think before I speak while letting my facial expressions slowly get me into trouble. I'm out most of the day with a sketchbook and on my longboard skating to the city. Keeping things simple and living minimal is my Motto. Or, as the pop's would call it, "He's a stream-liner"
I Paint and Teach by day and night and Paint for Overall Murals. That's what you get from growing up in the woods of VT. More like a basement to be exact. I'm typically either on the road with my board, at the drafting table, teaching, or faceplanting on my bed assuming I missed the floor entirely. It's also a bad idea to fall asleep onsite of the painting in a 7pm-7am shift. You can throw reckless into the mix here, but at the end of the day I try to have manners and be safe. It's safe to say that without teaching, painting, or skating I'd either be dead or in jail by accident.
On a lighter note I'm big on walks and museum trips just for shenanigans and lively art-arguments that could end up in bloodshed, or not.
I'd like to meet someone I can share many similar interests with while also being able to disagree on many things. It's important that my significant other can be patient with my slightly sporadic lifestyle and career. Painting and drawing takes time and can often be unpredictable, but it's fun and I wouldn't trade it for a damned thing. Besides, A 9-5 is a boring and incapacitating lifestyle. I've done the cube routine and found it wasn't for me. I say work by your own rules and get into some DIY.
Seeing what I can get away with
getting kicked out of bars for drawing while drunk.
When I have time to, I enjoy watching House, Law and Order SVU, Firefly, Red Dwarf, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, How I met Your Mother, Family Guy, American dad, The Office, Breaking Bad, Make it or Break it (guilty pleasure), Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Twin Peaks, Downton Abbey, True Detective, Bob's Burgers.
I'm old enough to admit these cartoons still give me inspiration:
Hey Arnold, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, Pete & Pete, Angry Beavers, Ah! Real Monsters, Cat-Dog, and of course...Ren & Stimpy.
Suspense, Horror, Documentaries, Sundance, Sci-Fi, Chick Flicks, Drama, some comedy too. Anything with an incredible score written for it...for example, you'll score points by lying about how Winter's Bone is your absolute favorite film. This is my DVD rack at the moment: No Country for Old Men, Moliere, Atonement, The Village, Eyes Wide Shut, Signs, The Savages, Girl With the pearl Earring, Sideways, Mad Max Trilogy, Total Recall, Synecdoche, New York, Delicatessen, Juno, Velocity, Shakespeare in Love, Full Metal Jacket, Simming Pool, The Shining, The Fountain, That Evening Sun, The Hours, Aviator, Big Fish, Jacobs ladder, The Thing, Triplets of Belleville, Catch me if You Can, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind, The Savages, 4 months, 3 Days, and Two Weeks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stalker, Spirited Away, One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest, Babel, Rainman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Finishing up East of Eden then onto All Quiet on the Western Front. I don't feel like naming all the books on my to-read list.
Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, Jessie Willcox Smith, Maxfield Parrish, Marshal Arisman, Francis Bacon, Albrecht Durer, Vermeer, John Waterhouse, Edward Burne-Jones, Klimpt, Giacometti, Brom, Brian Fraud...name dropping on influences is necesarry.
Coil, Death in June, The Cramps, Swans, Boyd Rice, Killing Joke, Non, Skinny Puppy, Butthole Surfers, Cocteau Twins, Front 242, KMFDM, Nitzer Eb, Cloaks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, My Bloody Valentine, The Chameleons, Bauhaus, Joy Division, White Zombie, Godflesh, Final, JK Flesh (basically all material by Justin Broadrick), Pigface, Curve, Ride, Blut Aus Nord, Vessels, Collapse Under the Empire, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets.
I eat a pretty excessive amount of candy, especially after Halloween rolls by. If you give me some dark chocolate or sweat/sour candy, rest assured I'll be a happy camper. I'll even make you a mean pot of chili to die for.