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Lightning over cold slick skin

Late night doodle.

Sorry I haven't had any super great art to share with you guys, I've only really been doing quick stuff lately.  I'm once more unemployed and freelancing, and currently wrestling with whether or not I really want to continue pursuing art as a career.  
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I know this has been a year ago and you're in a great spot right now but if for whatever, WHATEVER, reason you ever come back to this state where you question whether or not you want to art as profession, please know and realize you are an incredible artist, that you will pave a way, and that very few people can art and imagine like you can.
Why a lot of us don't have a job is lack of self promotion, not lack of skill or work ethic.  You do not lack skill or a work ethic at all (as if that was a question) and your stuff is beautiful.  You seem like a great person to be with too.

Hope you don't get back and question yourself again because artistry is hard enough. 
plexar37 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Constantly moving would be frustrating to me as well... your art is amazing and inspiring though, you have quite a gift.  Whatever you decide, I hope it works out for you!
Inupoutdown Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Writer
I really like the contrast between the light and dark in this piece! I know it's a bit late, but I hope you're able to do what you love!
BearXDog Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
He look's like a gulper eel that drank one too many "power aids' at the gym.

but most of all a lovely beast.
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm in that awesome part of deviantART again.
moontiger5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I have to say whether you decide to pursue art as a career or not- you should keep drawing anyway- your such a wonderful artist and like many have said an inspiration.  I am sorry to hear about your employment troubles.  so I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.  
Light-Tracer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I still really love this one. Doodle or not, it's brilliant. The mood is heavy with the sense of raw, tingling power.  
Now I'm wondering what lightning tastes like.

I hope things look up for you soon; you're an amazing person, with an amazing world on your hands, and an inspiration to a lot of people, not just for your ability to create. Prayers for a speedy find for the way you need to go, whatever that ends up being.
katarthis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Sorry to hear about your employment troubles. It can be hard to make a living out what you enjoy doing - a sad state of affairs for us. I wish you luck and satisfaction.



Firethroat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! I love your locks, beast! :)
Cloudspun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh mercy.
this is amazing!
As for real-life situations, you do what you need to and what is best for you, dear. We'll (I know I will, at least) support you whatever you choose to do.
Black-stag11 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As all the others have said, you truly are an inspiration. I look forward to seeing your work on my feed everyday, and I would be really disappointed if you stopped sharing it with the world. I think that somebody who is capable of creating these beings and universes as well as you are should keep striving, no matter what. One day, the universe will reciprocate your efforts. It has a funny way of doing that, but only if you keep going. Please, whatever you end up doing -- don't stop creating art.
imatabar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Fantastic "doodle" haha. And sorry that you're going through a tough time with employment. As someone who's currently enrolled in school to get work in the game industry, things seems kind of bleak when someone of your level of talent is having trouble finding work. Good luck finding a worth-while gig. It would be a real loss if you stopped creating :(
DesmondBaxter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You do some seriously good art, and you should never give it up. You're one of my greatest inspirations, and you should keep going no matter what.
Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
those tiny teeths~
pearlzu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional
The movie/game industry is pretty fragile at the moment. I've worked for 4 different companies in the last 6 years cause of lay offs, buy outs, just taking whatever positions I can... facebook games... The stress is ulcer inducing and moving sucks... a lot. I've wanted to give up every time I switched jobs. But I love video games and I love working with other people in this industry, so that keeps me going. You have a lot of talent, I'd hate to see you give it up professionally. Your critters are so fun to look at :D
xKaseix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love how slick and fluid your art always is. It is such a unique treat for the eyes, I would certainly find it a shame if you did not do something artistic for a living. The world needs your,overly arts! I understand how frustrating it can be though to be between jobs...for what it's worth I would buy up another art book from you in a heartbeat. Was just showing that old book of sketches you released a few years ago to some friends this past week and they too were in awe. *sends Internet hugs* I hope your job search terminates into some great new opportunity for you very quickly.
GoodbyeFolks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spex84 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Sorry to hear about your art/job troubles. I'm in the same boat, and it's a pain because it's hard to know how much effort to put into it, when perhaps I should be spending that time and effort on re-directing myself.
That said, even your doodles floor me. So fluid, and a powerfully unique vision.
LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Have to ask.... Does Aryian have an accent? Because I always read his diologue with an Indian Accent for some reason.
Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, you shouldn't be so self-conscious about doing "quick stuff"; not only is it really good (especially this!) but as long as you're making something, that's what should matter. :D

As for your career situation, I don't know if you're in a situation of insecurity in your work or just burned out by the profession (I'm still an art student so I can't imagine how much work freelancing must be), but either way I hope you continue making the kind of art you make, whether it's in your personal time or professionally. Your style is very distinct and different from a lot of art I see, and I really hope you keep with it whatever you decide to do.

I hope everything works out!
TheChainsawArtist Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
REALLY love this new one, Beast. c: 

I think you should still pursue art as a career.  You make such awesome creature concepts.  I'm surprised video game designers don't hire you.
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks Chainsaw.  I've been working in games and it can be a pretty tough industry.  I'm getting tired of moving every year and a half chasing jobs that don't last.  
Sylizar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Such an awesome image. Sorry to hear about your troubles, as I was when I first heard 'bout 'em on Tumblr.
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks Sy, I appreciate it.
Sylizar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
You're welcome. Hope everything works out.
Duzloo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Love your locks so much! They're greasy, oily, fluid.
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Glad you enjoy them!
Duzloo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure!
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