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The Decoy 3 by Varin-maeus
The Decoy 3
La la, everything safe and normal down here.  There's definitely no car eating sea monsters waiting for a juicy Land Cruiser, like, for instance.  La la.

11x12.5 inches, watercolor.  La la.

Copyright 2015 Matt Yost.  Violators will be eaten.
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The Super Sedan by Varin-maeus
The Super Sedan
I gotta do something about that front hubcap.

about 10x10 inches, watercolor.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost.
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Cyborg Hula Beach Party 2 by Varin-maeus
Cyborg Hula Beach Party 2
You might want to think about running away now.

9.5x13.5 inches, painted in the blood and viscera of...  I mean, watercolor.  Yeah, watercolor.

Copyright 2014 Matt Yost.  No tourists were brutally eviscerated or suddenly beheaded during the making of this painting.  Not at all.  Nope.
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Kidnapped by Varin-maeus
Kidnapped
"So, can you describe the kidnapper again?"

10x17 inches, painted in watercolor.

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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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
have a great birthday Matt!  See you at the Lebanon show in Sept?
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Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks.  I'll be there if I can.
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday Matt! :party:
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:iconvarin-maeus:
Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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KC36 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday :)
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Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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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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Varin-maeus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks.

I have a '55 in the to do pile. Maybe the next batch.  A nice "wood" paneled wagon, perhaps.
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014   Writer
sounds great :)
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