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  1. Matt Calvin

    Matt Calvin

    28/07/2016
    Dark Nights manifesto. Check out more of my work on Instagram (instagram.com/clvncreative) or Facebook (facebook.com/clvncreative) Matt Calvin
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  2. Matt Calvin

    Matt Calvin

    28/07/2016
    Work in progress, practicing for a comic in the works. Matt Calvin
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  3. Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller

    23/06/2016
    Daniel Miller
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  4. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    23/06/2016
    Otto Dix: When Ambivalence Has No Equivalence
    Otto Dix: When Ambivalence Has No EquivalenceI have the option to work from home or from the office when it suits me, when I am in the company building one of my habits at lunch time is to grab a paper and read a couple of articles over my salad and favourite granola yoghurt. Last month that I...
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    Pascal Derrien
    04/08/2016 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #26 thanks for adding some context and other pointers to the discussion :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    04/08/2016 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks @Don Kerr and thanks form sharing :-)
    Don Kerr
    25/07/2016 #27 Don Kerr
    I too just came upon this post and am so glad to have found it. Like @Dean Owen I have been missing your missives here. Perhaps it is the lack of Irish lilt I find lacking with other writers;) @Pascal Derrien Regardless, the Otto Dix story was clearly waiting there for you to be picked up and although his images are grim they are visceral and truthful unlike some wartime art which was used to glorify battle. Thanks for illuminating this aspect of history. Will share.
    CityVP Manjit
    25/07/2016 #26 CityVP Manjit
    Having finished reading this I simply needed to know more and as I found a Guardian article that satisfied this curiosity https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/may/14/first-world-war-german-art-otto-dix more is what I got. This helped me understand the role of Dada, the connection to German War Artists and the difference between English War Poets.

    I got a sense of a highly patriotic man who was curious about war and on realizing the reality and brutality of it, shared his psyche of that which drove other war artists mad - I am sure a part of this is self-preservation of Dix's mental state, otherwise to keep such horror in one's head is a recipe for madness or suicide. That he also survived the Nazi's who were very much aware of his "degenerate" art only makes Dix even more fascinating to me.

    The guardian article provided me with intro's to the world of George Grosz and I quickly understood from reading that Otto Dix was living his art, whereas another painter Max Beckermann is more representative of art movements. In this regard I identify with Otto Dix as I have already identified with Henri Matisse - in the case of Matisse I enjoyed his originality and humility, which is quite a contrast to the ego and extrovertly admired and loved Picasso.

    Even though I only have this and the Guardian article to go by, I can see in Otto Dix an extraordinarily honest being, maybe initially naive enough to be seduced by patriotic callings to fight a war that took war into an even uglier mechanized dimension. That it took only 21 years for the world to make the same mistake twice tells me that very few paid attention to Otto Dix's hellish warning. I am not sure that global leaders still identify with this for global leaders won't risk their own children where there is hell.
    Gerald Hecht
    24/06/2016 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #24 @Pascal Derrien this whole piece is great --and then I just happened upon your piece, the way you happened upon the story...
    Pascal Derrien
    24/06/2016 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #23 every now and again I get it somewhat right :-) thanks for the encouraging comment too
    Gerald Hecht
    24/06/2016 #23 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Pascal Derrien it really was an unexpected stimulant this morning
    Pascal Derrien
    24/06/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 no problem @Gerald Hecht :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    24/06/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    @Pascal Derrien thank you for putting this in a place, where I was able to stumble upon it!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/06/2016 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 comment right on the button :-) @Ken Boddie
    Ken Boddie
    24/06/2016 #19 Ken Boddie
    Not often, @Pascal Derrien, that we stumble by chance across something that tugs at our emotions. This picture paints a thousand words, telling of the woeful reality of war - blood, guts and all. Thanks for sharing, and for reminding us that when we ignore history it has a nasty habit of repeating itself.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/06/2016 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 thank you for taking the time to read and commenting :-)
    debasish majumder
    24/06/2016 #17 debasish majumder
    Great post sir @Pascal Derrien. enjoyed reading. thank you very much for sharing such insightful post.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/06/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 thank you for dropping by @Joanna Hofman :-)
    Joanna Hofman
    24/06/2016 #15 Joanna Hofman
    Awesome post, Pascal. I understand your point, yes, our path to knowledge is more about our personal journey than university education. I graduated two universities but a real journey to the knowladge has started after graduation. Thank you for this wonderful piece of share...
    Pascal Derrien
    23/06/2016 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 the power of evolution versus static history in one way I guess he anticipated the contradicting forces at play :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    23/06/2016 #13 Deb Helfrich
    Very Hieronymous Bosch, as well as the comparison to Goya. Thanks for sharing what you learned, @Pascal Derrien, because this is an interesting case study in how the art - the images - stand the test of time, while the words that were said back then about him seem old of place and wrong based on our future perspectives.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/06/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #11 actually think you are right @Kevin Pashuk :-) I started the draft on the same day I read the article and let it rest for couple of weeks
    Kevin Pashuk
    23/06/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    That's why I like the concept of serendipity @Pascal Derrien. There was a reason all the other papers were missing. You were able to get the inspiration for this post, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/06/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #8 yes agree @Donna-Luisa Eversley the only description I could come up with was un=humanly human I don't even know if it correct in English but I guess people will get my point :-)
  5. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Alice Walks The Plank
    Alice Walks The PlankEveryone likes to have fun, even children. Taking chances and pushing to the brink of whats allowed can be considered creative or rebellious. Through the eyes of a child a happy day can have consequences. Alice pushes the boundaries in this tale! ...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/06/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #7 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, sure reminds me of me also :-)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/06/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Priceless and the best one yet. It reminds me of myself - oh oh!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/06/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5OMG... hahaha...!
    Dean Owen
    22/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 She can't see anything at the moment, she hasn't taken off the blindfold!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/06/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #3 Hahaha... @Dean Owen lol.. cannot contain my laughter! I'm not sure why I saw your blind-fold story as I read your comment! Seems I was quite slow when that story was written! Wonder if Lei can see herself as Alice (smile)
    Dean Owen
    22/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    "As I walked blind-folded on the tree, The one daddy painted just for me" - What more can I say, but Lei is happy today!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/06/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #1 Thank you @Mohamed Amroussi... when @Dean Owen shared these illustrations with us it made me smile. For a brief moment Alice has come alive. Maybe when I have grand children they will like these stories. I hope we can all keep the child within us, even as we grow older. I appreciate your feeling shared on these stories :-)
    Mohamed Amroussi
    22/06/2016 #1 Mohamed Amroussi
    Nice Story for kids, you bring joy to them to awake the joy in them, thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley :)
  6. ProducerBRAIN MACHINE

    BRAIN MACHINE

    04/06/2016
    DARK GREY #1 EXTINCTION
    DARK GREY #1 EXTINCTION WWW.Brainmachinecomix.com Click on Order Now...and you will receive a access code to read the entire issue, via email with a personal messages. KNOWING IS...
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  7. ProducerRobert Collins

    Robert Collins

    17/05/2016
    Vectr is surprisingly powerful
    Vectr is surprisingly powerfulIf you've used Vector illustration programs such as Adobe Illustrator you would find Vectr very simple. It's minimal set of visible tools is deceiving,  though,  as you can get a lot done with just the ones they provide. And it integrates cleanly...
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  8. Adrien McNeil

    Adrien McNeil

    10/05/2016
    4 Star Ball/Capsule Corp/Vector. Adrien McNeil
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  9. Adrien McNeil

    Adrien McNeil

    10/05/2016
    MNEK/Vector. Adrien McNeil
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  10. Adrien McNeil

    Adrien McNeil

    08/05/2016
    HateBoy.Vector.Calvin and Hobbes. Adrien McNeil
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    Adrien McNeil
    10/05/2016 #4 Adrien McNeil
    No,just my Mac.#3
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    09/05/2016 #3 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    #2 Do you have some tablet? like Wacom, bamboo, intuos etc..
    Adrien McNeil
    09/05/2016 #2 Adrien McNeil
    Pen tool in illustrator.#1
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    08/05/2016 #1 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    Very cool! how do you do the black traces arround?
  11. Adrien McNeil

    Adrien McNeil

    08/05/2016
    Fire Starter.Vector Adrien McNeil
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