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Wentworth O'Lantern by Varin-maeus
Wentworth O'Lantern
Wentworth disapproves of your frivolous internet frivolity.  If he had a nose, he'd look down it at you and sniff in a manner intended to convey derision and contempt.

Painted in watercolor, 4x6 or thereabouts.

Copyright 2015 Matthew Yost and Wentworth J. O'Lantern and all his subsidiaries, ltd.
Pickled O Lantern by Varin-maeus
Pickled O Lantern
Remember, candy corn - not even once.

Painted in watercolor, I forget the exact size at the moment, but it's quite small.  Postcard-ish kind of size, or thereabouts.

Copyright 2015 Matt Yost.
You know the deal.  Some person or outfit comes to you for a logo or a poster or some artwork for their project.  And it's sounds like a heck of a deal, except for one small detail; they're not going to pay you.

It's not in the budget, and besides, the "recognition" is going to be off the hook and will surely be enough, or some other lame excuse.  They're talking about their little scheme like it's the Second Coming, the Super Bowl, and the Battle of Helm's Deep all rolled into one, but they can't scrape enough dough together to pay you for their own logo?

I'd like to set aside for a moment the whole issue of disrespecting artists, as well as the point that "recognition" is never valid compensation for any amount of work.

 If a person can't or won't invest cash in their own identity, why should I assume the "exposure" from their little whatever has any more than zero value?  Based on an offer of no dollars for my effort, I have to assume that their project either isn't all it's cracked up to be,  or they're so greedy or hopelessly unrealistic that the whole thing will implode before it reaches critical mass.  Or maybe, deep, deep down inside themselves, they just don't have an abundance of confidence in the whole thing.  That being the case, I must assume that all "exposure" and "recognition" associated with them is also of zero value. 

Not that it was worth anything in the first place.  I'm just trying to make a point that the given situation implies more than simply, "That guy's a dick!"
  • Listening to: rock'n'roll
  • Reading: Robert Heinlein
  • Watching: Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Playing: with my food
  • Eating: suspicious sausagelike substances
  • Drinking: Beer. Lots of beer.


Matt Yost
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
I've been doing art in one form or another since before my brain learned to form long term memories, so it must be about three weeks now. My primary medium is watercolor, with photography a close second and oil coming up fast from third place. I've also done acrylic, wood and clay sculpture, charcoal and graphite drawing, silkscreen, drypoint, digital, and pastels. I just acquired an etching press, so now I look forward to destroying brain cells with a whole new set of chemicals and solvents.

Current Residence: The Second Floor
Favourite style of art: Work that expresses the artist as well as the subject.
Operating System: coal-fired windows xp
MP3 player of choice: ipod nano, the blue one
Shell of choice: Black Leather
Wallpaper of choice: Mermaid with Opera Gloves and Beach Ball, by me
Skin of choice: spicy pork rinds
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby Doo, The Incredibles, Spongebob, Archer
Personal Quote: There's no glory in being a chicken$#&*.

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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
...a very happy birthday to you...=3
KC36 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday :)
finhead4ever Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
have a great birthday Matt!  See you at the Lebanon show in Sept?
Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks.  I'll be there if I can.
914four Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday Matt! :party:
Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
KC36 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday :)
Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Writer
Love your works, would love to see one with a turq. green 55 Mercury :)
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