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  1. Comment on A new painting I made, yet untitled. Oil on canvas, 60x80 in ~creative

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    Thank you! Looking trough those, I can see the connection. I like those icons too, they are well made.

    Thank you! Looking trough those, I can see the connection. I like those icons too, they are well made.

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  2. Comment on A new painting I made, yet untitled. Oil on canvas, 60x80 in ~creative

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    I don't have much to say about this, but I have been in a really bad mode for a long time. I haven't shared much work anywhere in the last months. I guess I can say that this one is a bit more...

    I don't have much to say about this, but I have been in a really bad mode for a long time. I haven't shared much work anywhere in the last months.

    I guess I can say that this one is a bit more disturbing and aggressive than my usual work. I'm actually quite happy with how it turned out and the many different structures in it were a new approach for me.

    I don't know the woman whoms photo was the inspiration for this, I found her searching "IMG" plus random numbers on google and clicked myself trough ancient abandoned webpages. Tons of vacation shoots, house remodelings and quincieneras. So somewhere in this world is a person that doesn't know she is in this painting. The source photo was not a selfie by the way but rather a spur of the moment kitchen snapshot by her husband.

    Happy for any input. Especially if you dislike it, dont be shy.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on How do you guys deal with alcohol? in ~health

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    I had my first drink when I was 12 years old. By the time I was sixteen going on a night out would mean taking my personal bottle of hard liqour. On vacation I would drink daily, more than 1000ml...

    I had my first drink when I was 12 years old. By the time I was sixteen going on a night out would mean taking my personal bottle of hard liqour. On vacation I would drink daily, more than 1000ml of hard liqour a night.

    I developed a serious problem with alcohol right from the get go. I could never really control how much I drank, and I was a very different, aggressive person when I was drunk.

    Later I took other drugs. I'm an addict and in the end, the substance is not important as long as I have something that fills the hole, makes me numb or high..

    I'm 27 now and almost seven years completely sober and clean. Before I got to stop, things were very dire for me. I would not have stopped if it still had worked or had been fun.

    What enabled me to quit was seeking help. Here in Germany we have many resources for that. But what helped me make it stick was AA/NA. The meetings are free of charge (except for voluntary donations by the members) and the only requirement for going there is a desire to stop drinking/using. Nothing needs to be signed, no commitments are made. Usually you can find a meeting in any larger city around the world, sometimes several.

    Here is a meeting finder: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa/world/1

    I wish you luck and to find a way to enjoy your life more, whether it is with or without alcohol.

    If you or anyone else wishes to ask me something, go for it. I'm an open book.

  4. Comment on MUGSHOT 17, oil on canvas, 35x50cm in ~creative

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    There is no "not being good at it". You see what you see, and as an artist that feedback is valuable. So thank you! I just thought it was interesting how you have a straight description about the...

    There is no "not being good at it". You see what you see, and as an artist that feedback is valuable. So thank you!

    I just thought it was interesting how you have a straight description about the facial muscles, brow position and where her eyes point.

    Someone else might have gone down a completely different route to come to the same conclusion. Like talking about how she seems a little disheveled, not being voluntary photographed maybe, and kind of facing to the ground. They might describe her gaze as more inwards, or maybe looking trough you. They could also say that she is angry with herself, instead of with you, the viewer.

    Please understand there are no wrong answers, I'm just giving an example.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Maybe just a curiosity - German Hillbilly Horror Rap - K.I.Z with Neuruppin 2 in ~music

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    I can give some translations if there is demand. I dislike almost any german rap these days but I had to give this a listen for old times sake (was a big fan in my youth). Also Sound Warning for...

    I can give some translations if there is demand. I dislike almost any german rap these days but I had to give this a listen for old times sake (was a big fan in my youth). Also Sound Warning for the last 5 seconds of the track! Got ripped with my headphones.

  6. Comment on MUGSHOT 17, oil on canvas, 35x50cm in ~creative

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    Haha, a straightforward description. But it's good to read that, because some people might come to a very different conclusion.

    Haha, a straightforward description. But it's good to read that, because some people might come to a very different conclusion.

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  7. Comment on MUGSHOT 17, oil on canvas, 35x50cm in ~creative

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    Hmm, one can only imagine. I hope the painting gives a window to her headspace, or atleast a version of it that you imagine. Why do you think she's angry? And why at you? :)

    Hmm, one can only imagine. I hope the painting gives a window to her headspace, or atleast a version of it that you imagine. Why do you think she's angry? And why at you? :)

    1 vote
  8. Comment on MUGSHOT 17, oil on canvas, 35x50cm in ~creative

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    Yeah, you're right. I get that.

    Yeah, you're right. I get that.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on MUGSHOT 17, oil on canvas, 35x50cm in ~creative

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    I've posted some of my work here before and written a little bit about it here. This time I was able to spend more time on the painting, putting more layers and detail on it without it seeming...

    I've posted some of my work here before and written a little bit about it here.

    This time I was able to spend more time on the painting, putting more layers and detail on it without it seeming overworked. I'm happy with that development.

    Any thoughts, critiques or observations are welcome.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What do I do now that I quit drinking? in ~talk

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    You could actually go to an AA meeting. The only requierement is a desire to stop drinking (or stay stopped for that matter), and it seems you clearly have that. Sometimes people go out together...

    You could actually go to an AA meeting. The only requierement is a desire to stop drinking (or stay stopped for that matter), and it seems you clearly have that.

    Sometimes people go out together after the meeting. Some meetings can have younger crowds. You might meet some people there, and the meeting itself won't be as bad a crowded bar. You are not forced to talk in a normal meeting.

    I'm mid to late twenties and almost 7 years sober. Meeting people is a bit tougher, but the sober people exist. They want to find sober friends too.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Steam Autumn Sale 2018 in ~games

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    Played about 100 hours. It feels very finished at this time and I have not encountered any bugs so far.

    Played about 100 hours. It feels very finished at this time and I have not encountered any bugs so far.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    I know Saville, actually I own a book with some of her works. I quite liked her a few years ago, especially because of her technique and subject matter. This being caught up is what I feel a lot...

    I know Saville, actually I own a book with some of her works. I quite liked her a few years ago, especially because of her technique and subject matter.

    This being caught up is what I feel a lot more people could benefit from. Not judging whether it's good or bad and moving on, but rather finding out what's interesting about it, what works and what does not.

    I often enjoy to analyze advertisements, billboards especially. Usually the creators make every choice very deliberately, so it's fun to try and think of their intentions and goals. Often there is a core emotion they try to convey for a certain target group.

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  13. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    I have not heard of the term yet, but I'm not that well read. But I do know what you are talking about. But then I read the wiki article about it and understood very little. So maybe we are...

    I have not heard of the term yet, but I'm not that well read.

    But I do know what you are talking about. But then I read the wiki article about it and understood very little.

    So maybe we are talking about art not being the exhibit, but the piece in the exhibiton, made by the artist and experienced and discussed by the public?

    I am all for this, although the adding of complexity can be difficult for some people not as deeply engaged with art and theory. I like when at the core is something very tangible, still enjoyable by people less involved. Like an conceptual work, which has at it's core a painting that can still be enjoyed without the context.

    But maybe I misunderstand. Can you give me an example?

  14. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    Oddly similar to OPs answer. Maybe photograph's by Andreas Gursky are a good answer: Gursky image search

    Oddly similar to OPs answer.

    Maybe photograph's by Andreas Gursky are a good answer:

    Gursky image search

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  15. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    Going after the definiton you posted, the first thing that came to my mind is a filmmaker, Lars von Trier. Especially Antichrist deals with the indifference nature treats us with and our drive for...

    Going after the definiton you posted, the first thing that came to my mind is a filmmaker, Lars von Trier. Especially Antichrist deals with the indifference nature treats us with and our drive for control and order.

    Maybe someone else has more fitting, or atleast less commonly known suggestion.

    And of course I can suggest Lucian Freud. He paints humans, but to him a human is no different to a horse or a dog. In that sense it might fit absurdism too.

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  16. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    No, not yet. I'll look into it, thank you!

    No, not yet. I'll look into it, thank you!

  17. Comment on If you could start a conversation about anything you'd like, what would it be? in ~talk

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    That's difficult. Let's turn it around. Tell me some things that interest you, maybe social interactions, phenomena, moods. I might be able to suggest you some artists.

    That's difficult. Let's turn it around. Tell me some things that interest you, maybe social interactions, phenomena, moods. I might be able to suggest you some artists.

    2 votes