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Ami Gistelle
United States
Current Residence: California
Favourite genre of music: Orchestrated Techno + Chorus
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Misery, Jaggy
Personal Quote: I'm doing this to get back at my future self.
I spent 2 hours yesterday rationing out toys, money, and candy between large and small plastic eggs. Stuffed about a dozen eggs before I realized I put too much value in them and had to crack them open to remove some things and place them somewhere else. Would kids even care about prize distribution consistency in an Easter Egg Hunt?

1.) Large eggs have better prizes in them, and should henceforth be hidden far better than their small counterparts.
2.) Large eggs contain either money or a toy, and candy, but not all 3 at the same time.
3.) Eggs should be placed in safe areas and not the neighbor's cactus collection, rose bushes, or the "spider hole."
4.) Once the hunt is over, inspect the grounds to get leftover eggs for "processing" purposes. (cuz the sweetest types of prizes are the ones that are unclaimed)
5.) Make sure the kids/egg ratio matches up with the eggs everyone else brings. Ain't nothin' sadder than a kid with no eggs after an Easter Egg Hunt... except an Easter Egg Hunt with nobody in it. This should've been Rule #1.

To ensure that reading this journal wasn't a total waste, come check out this artist:…

It's not a plug for He Qi, it's just that the best place to view a lot of this person's artwork was the shop. :P What caught my attention was that the cubist style reminded me alot of Windwaker's intro sequence and that the primary, hyper saturated color choices that were used gives this irisdescent, neon appearance I haven't seen anywhere else. It's these color and design choices I'm hopin' to steal someday, so please don't tell anyone, it's a secret to everybody. :o

By figuring out what it is you like about something, the easier it is to attempt coordinating it into your style.


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talentlessfiend Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
np! What I loved about Breath the departure was that it's a re-iteration of a concept brainstormed many years ago, as noted in its description with the previously created works.

The repeating shapes brings into question what direction this transformation is going in. Is the figure of Icarus an idea that stems from the ether and made manifest by the buildings at the bottom part of the image, or is it time wearing down the foundations and transforming what was once physical into something only known through whispers and myths told through generations?
DanNeamu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Thank you very much; I'm glad you like my work!
In principle, besides myth, the desire for flight is also the passing of time
  ... default past, what's behind !!
VisualStripes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
talentlessfiend Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
np! I love the various fungi in the gallery, but being able to find such beautiful abstract forms with a camera, by zooming in on objects or things often ignored or neglected in real life, such as a dilapidated wall. It tells me the presence of decay does not necessarily mean there's ugliness in it, VS.

I'd probably feel different if I saw the whole object, but only being able to see bits and pieces of it, teased to wonder what it is rather than knowing, frees up my mind to appreciate the aesthetic value.
VisualStripes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like them. 

For abstract decay I really 'scan' an object and people look at me what the hell I'm doing?! They think I might steal it later. :D (Big Grin) It will certainly be different when I show the whole object. I believe there's beauty in (almost) everything. It depends on the way it's presented. I like to keep it suggestive. (Something I prefer in movies instead of special effects. Let the viewer fill in the blanks.)

Aestetic values are philosophical, imho. One can hear, but won't listen, look, but won't watch, eat but won't taste. It's taken for granted (till it's gone)
A-Todo-Creyon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Thank you!
talentlessfiend Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
np! The meticulous patterns created with traditional mediums drew me in. One can tell a lot of time was taken to make these pictures due to how steady the curved lines are and how parallel lines are spaced evenly among their groups.

Ah, how I wish I could take a closer look to see how much the ink bled into the paper to figure out how long the marker was there before it was lifted up to create a new line! My personal favorites have always been when the color pallets were limited to one to three colors in the spectrum, such as with Asombrosa Literalidad and Hacia Arriba. The restrictions help to refocus pictures on the linework by making them less visually busy with the limited color.
A-Todo-Creyon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
Wow, thank you so much!

I don't speak English, but I want to thank you either way for taking the time to think so much about my work. It's truly flattering to know you see all those details in it.

I'm also happily surprised to know you have such a close relationship with the traditional medium and its materials; one of the greatest pleasures to me it's using and feeling the tools and paper while I draw. 
deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
hello, and many thanks for faving 'Head of Christ' by Charlie Mackesy, Sculpture, much appreciated :D
talentlessfiend Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
np! It's a great picture that takes into account the negative space the statues creates when captured unto an image. Judging by the point where the perspective lines from the background converge into each other, is it safe to assume the camera was positioned at the height of the chin?

The choice to take a picture from a lowered height really helps to emphasize angle of the head looking up, which adds to the anguish behind the story it's based on. The lighting brought out the coarseness of the sculpture, and it tricked me into thinking the whole statue was oxidized until I searched for it and the rest of Charlie Mackesy's work.

I'll be very sad if I was wrong about the height of where the camera was.
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