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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: It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him - JRR Tolkien
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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InaWolfsimage Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool to meet someone else on here from my state! Awesome Gallery!
Tyrannosaur17 Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate the support. You have a wonderful gallery as well.
InaWolfsimage Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and my pleasure. ^__^
Thanks for the fav! :D
thanx for the fav! :)
JaikArt Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the +fav :) I appreciate the support :)
thanks for the :+fav:'s John :)
*blushes wow thank you for the watch
brandojones Sep 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching me! =D
Lady---Vengeance Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave. Have a llama :)
Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery if you like! :)
And if you want to show some extra support then feel free to like my Facebook page! :D
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