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Smile For The Camera 3 by Varin-maeus
Smile For The Camera 3
Some people can't help showing off in front of a camera.

10x9 inches, painted in watercolor.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost.
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Narrow Escape by Varin-maeus
Narrow Escape
That's funny, the travel agent never mentioned sea monsters.

10x18 inches, painted in watercolor.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost
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Jettisoning Ballast by Varin-maeus
Jettisoning Ballast
After the race, you don't need all that weight in the bed, but you don't want to waste time unloading it by hand, either.  Solution?  Burnouts in the field.

9x18 inches, painted in watercolor.
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The Super Six by Varin-maeus
The Super Six
Surf Weirdos #22.

The inspiring story of a girl, her car, and a complete disregard for the laws of physics.

 I tried this originally in oil, and if that piece had worked out, it would have been Surf Weirdos #6, hence the 6 on the mismatched door.

10x10 inches (roughly), painted in watercolor.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost.
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Fender by Varin-maeus
Fender
Apologies for the crap title.  No real story with this one, I just liked the fender.  I'll post the whole pickup later, it's a 60's unibody Ford.

Digital photo, tweaked gently to enhance certain artistic qualities.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost.
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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!"
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • 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.

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Varin-maeus
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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serge-fiedos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work, you have a crazy world and the cars are amazing !
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Hey Matt - good meeting you yesterday at the car show!  Keep up the great paintings...

Terry
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Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
It was good to meet you, too.
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BuseHase Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Many thanks for the watch, Dude!
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SketchyVWs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch. I really enjoy your work. Cheers
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SketchyVWs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav.
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SketchyVWs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great comedic concepts and unique style.
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Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
...a very happy birthday to you sir...=3
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! Hope you had a good one!
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