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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist John K. PattersonMale/United States Recent Activity
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Cameroon by Tyrannosaur17
One of the paintings nearest and dearest to my heart, my dreams, and my hopes. The shape is of the country of Cameroon, in Central Africa.

Acrylics on watercolor paper, approximately 7 by 9 inches.
Velociraptor with Feathers by Tyrannosaur17
Velociraptor with Feathers
The nitpickers and feather whiners can have their little tantrums and complain that they can't make a Jurassic Park reboot with feathers on every beast.

Me? I'm going to the movie and enjoying it, scales and all. The negative waves are giving me headaches, so it's time to leave the trolls in my dust. Merry Christmas, everyone.


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John K. Patterson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Black Forest, Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Various movie scores, rock, hymns, movie trailer music
Favourite style of art: Pencil sketches, acrylic paintings
Skin of choice: Dinosaur scales
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you. ~ Gandalf the Grey
I only dabbled in acrylics four years ago, for a month or so. Then I left it by the wayside, until September 2013, when I decided to pick up a brush again and see what I could do. It has taken off way faster than I thought it would. People bought some of my mini paintings to hang as ornaments on their Christmas trees. My work is going up at a local coffee shop, and I just finished a landscape that turned out better than I thought it would. As soon as I have a good quality scan, I'll post my latest works for everyone to see.

And now I'm wondering about how to take this further. Particularly about payment and commissions, and the possibility of turning my artwork into a career that can feed my writing habit. I'm also very curious about the possibility of doing my own cover art (at least for self-published work, but if I get a book traditionally published I might ask to do the cover).

Any advice? I'm kind of teaching myself and trying to see where else I can go with painting.
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Reading: The Paradise War, by Stephen Lawhead
  • Playing: Gears of War 3

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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Thank you for the fave, partner :D
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave. :)
Sollaw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for faving smaug!
r-dario Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
thank you
kenobirob Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch ;)
Celem Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my stream and rocks pic :)
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
InaWolfsimage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool to meet someone else on here from my state! Awesome Gallery!
Tyrannosaur17 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate the support. You have a wonderful gallery as well.
InaWolfsimage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and my pleasure. ^__^
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