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This is why I love Portraits

Posted by AdventVoice - June 16th, 2019


I shared merely a sketch of Jolene of Chicago, known as JuicyJolene Chicago on twitter. She retweeted and sent hearts across the TWITTERVERSE for m. So awesome. https://twitter.com/Scope2Mars/status/1139267622762156033 https://twitter.com/thejuicyjolene/status/1129868175313711111


I think about my online support and remember what the owner of Joyful Jewel ( https://adventvoice.newgrounds.com/news/post/1056243 ) suggested about “Digital Art,” as a profession.

“I think the reason people don’t like digital art is similar to how they treat Photography. Feeling because they can do it themselves, there is no need to pay the expensive prices set by hobbyists or professional artists, they don’t attribute a value to the art.”


Hearing that made me want to write a how to book about digital art and illustrations, and suggest readers send me their attempts based on my point by point directions and help to raise the awareness of digital art and help those of my town to explode into the next century, in reflection of the demographic that actually invest in it.

You know I am convinced there is a wall that separates the minds of those born from 1960 and 1988 but surely their would be a little more understanding between the minds of those in their late fifties and early sixties with those in their 30’s. I was nineteen when I was fucking the brains out of fifty year old women and we had a clear understanding then.

Talk to them about sex, trade and expansion of digital merchandise and they become cross-eyed before you have a chance to offer to take them to dinner.

It is not just women mind you, that are having trouble with navigating our modern world.


Art Vandeley is a writer for “Skill-Set,” Magazine and was asked to give his take on “Surviving,” the do’s and don’ts of the strip clubs. He went through the usual lists of understood behaviors of the gentalmen’s bars that most of us learn at sixteen but he decided to give this diatribe of, “If the bouncers want to beat you up, take it, they have tazers.”

“No matter what happens keep your cock in your pants,” “Don’t ask for out-calls, cause someone will think you are a cop.” “Stay away from the ATM, cause it’ll take all of your money, be cheap in other words and even if she has stretch marks and is clearly seeking to pay her rent, don’t spend all of your money on an undeserving performer.”


It was the rudest article ever, but just shows how times have changed.


We as a nation have become so wrapped up in how we are preconceived, we’ve sought to turn the industry of gentlemen dens, pubs, bars, social lounges, where communication leads to touch, into a partitioned viewing port.

Look, don’t touch. Speak, don’t insinuate. Offer to assist, don’t seek to gain. Trade, never accumulate wealth. If you have wealth, give it away. As I sit and view how the world has changed I have a hard time understanding where it comes from. Whose bad joke was it to have us all entertaining tape-worms. I have asked others what they make of digital advancements in the world of art and what value do they give it, the effort put into it?

Those I’ve spoken to have a different outlook from those that have physical galleries, entrapped by the demands of paying rent and commercial property taxes. It was hard to place much credence on their perspective because they don’t own an art gallery. Yet they brought up the issue of our world being graphically and digitally influenced throughout our major cities. It is not such an innovative process to sell and trade the digital medium in the metropolises as opposed to the notion surfacing in rural America stagnated in the perpetual 1930’s to the 1950’s, in their mental processing.

That being said, this same group finds the promotional endeavors of the online world to be as much of a fantasy as that of the manipulative practices of the inner city Malls, or mermaids: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/adventvoice/siren-s-allure-sfw-version

That was shocking. To find how many have not attributed the practice of promoting their particular franchise via Twitter and other digital platforms and find those that do to be all charlatans.


That is why I enjoy drawing Portraits.


I remember a few months back. There were some artists that told me, in pursuing Portraits or art in general, replicating the model I reference, exactly is not necessary, neither should I focus so much on creating new styles and stick with commercialized and conventional process’s. Isn’t that absurd advice?

This was coming from Concept, Fantasy artists that work in a field of art that is by definition, not commercialized, conventional, or modern. It is neither held back by the rules of impressionism, expressionism, or mannerisms.


1 Cor 13-12


There was a time when none of us knew what we looked like. Then the artist came and was encouraged to illustrate truth. To reflect truth. That is one reason why I enjoy devising portraits. It helps to exercise my artistic muscles, through free hand, mirror what is before me as accurately as possible, to speak truth.


When I say JuicyJolene Chicago

@thejuicyjolene is beautiful, I don’t have to wait for her to mail me prints to prove I know her and we have a good repore. I draw her and you can clearly see the truth of what I tell you. I am a stickler about the truth when it comes to portraits. I leave room for a few mistakes. I am human, yet I believe those mistakes add theme and a little more realism towards the context of the project. Only I am not singular in my desire for quality works of art. My desire for everything I do, to be loved and appreciated is the reason I asked a few followers, how do they feel about the idea of two of my pieces not observing the standards of quality attributed to certain platforms or galleries? Do they agree or should I appeal the decision? Is it even worth it?

To me it is. If my model did not appreciate my attempt to capture her beauty I would be devastated and have to commit myself to working on her image until I satisfied her. Thankfully to my talent, she was very happy with the results.


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