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The world can seem like such a strange place.
Humans, as a general rule, do not have opinions on anything until something happens to form their opinion.
This can be seen in child psychology;
its known as the "mum flinched" response.
If a child sees their mother or father act fearfully toward something, then the child will instinctively become fearful of this thing.
It has happened with the most random things too, what with some parents these days having irrational fears of birds, lemons, bricks and cars and all sorts of stuff. And so, of course, the child follows this example.
They may grow out of it, but in those formative years their very desires and fears in life will be created by their parents.
Now, in a world of hunter-gatherer survival, this is mighty impressive as a survival response.
What does it mean for this modern era though?
Children who want to grow up to be like myley cyrus because mum wants to be like her too?
Children growing up with road-rage issues, because that is how daddy deals with things?

Not nessecarily.
How many of us had tree-hugging hippy parents, yet became rough-and-tumble builders without a care for the natural world?
How many of us were brought up with strict christian values,
yet became goths, enamoured with the darkness because it is everything our parents are not?

So.
This whole psycholology thing is getting more interesting.
kids do not copy exactly what they see. What they do is emulate within parameters, judging based upon;
THEIR EXPERIENCES AS HUMAN BEINGS.
See, what ALL child psychologists get wrong,
is that they do not think of the bigger picture.
-How did I FEEL when this same sort of thing happened to me when i was young?
Should be the question they ask, yet time and again they return to their notebooks and their doctorate studies, written by people who are so anally-retentive that they wouldnt dream of having kids, because they cannot understand them enough to enjoy their presence. MOREOVER, they are still using the same notebooks and study samples that Rorschach himself was using aeaons ago.
WHY?

because the world of science has become static. it is not evolving and growing as it should, we are still using the exact same systems as we did in the victorian era. and why?
because we have not yet found a better way of doing things?

Dont make me laugh. such an idea is absurd, contrary and damaging to the general health of mankind as a race.
No, the reason we are stuck in this mire since before world war 1 is simply this;

the world is constantly, steadily evolving.
This can be seen in every facet of existence.
Yet we are striving to keep hold of this outmoded view system exactly because we ignore this evolution.
Because we answered the right questions 100 years ago, and got satisfactory results,
the scientific world thinks we do not need to address the same question again.
okay, so maybe they can explain then why the scientific world thought smoking was GOOD for health back then,
Or why COCA cola was 'scientifically' proven to be safe back when it contained cocaine,
But now we should watch how much of it our kids drink?

There is no more reality to these statements than we prescribe ourselves, when all is said and done.
One person is fine under general anasthetic, another will die of catastrophic heart failure.
One person cannot metabolise sugar, yet another will NEED GLUCOSE INJECTING REGULARLY JUST TO SURVIVE.

So rather than proving a point here, I am asking a question;
since no two people are alike, in any way, shape or form,
is it in fact stupid to try and generalise medicine, psychology and other such topics?
 ...and wouldnt it be a better idea to start instead a labour-intensive form of medicine, involving TALKING TO YOUR PATIENTS,
taking measurements and readings, and treating every single person as a unique being?
  • Mood: Not Impressed
  • Listening to: the levellers
  • Reading: Robert Rankin
  • Watching: my huge goldfish.
  • Playing: Bongo beats
  • Eating: something healthy probably :)
  • Drinking: mmmm coffee

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Simon Park
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United Kingdom
Biography:
Simon Park has been an avid drawer his whole life, striving to create a style that is unique, provocative and powerful.

Influenced by modern fantasy films, comics, orchestral scores and rennaissance art, he uses cross-hatching and vivid colours, With a heavy emphasis on dynamics, scale, tiny details and down to earth characters to drive forward the old adage that every picture tells a thousand words.

He does not usually intend a specific story during the creation process, but rather builds an elaborate snapshot for the viewer to imagine a story for.
Many of his works are intended to open dialogue; to embrace or question ideals and ideologies of modern society, and look upon them with new eyes.
He relishes in hiding in plain sight details which the viewer can find upon a second or third viewing.

His time not spent with his partner :iconbizkit66: and their children, or curled up somewhere drawing, is spent hiking, mountain climbing and meditating.



I do commissions for points too =P

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The world can seem like such a strange place.
Humans, as a general rule, do not have opinions on anything until something happens to form their opinion.
This can be seen in child psychology;
its known as the "mum flinched" response.
If a child sees their mother or father act fearfully toward something, then the child will instinctively become fearful of this thing.
It has happened with the most random things too, what with some parents these days having irrational fears of birds, lemons, bricks and cars and all sorts of stuff. And so, of course, the child follows this example.
They may grow out of it, but in those formative years their very desires and fears in life will be created by their parents.
Now, in a world of hunter-gatherer survival, this is mighty impressive as a survival response.
What does it mean for this modern era though?
Children who want to grow up to be like myley cyrus because mum wants to be like her too?
Children growing up with road-rage issues, because that is how daddy deals with things?

Not nessecarily.
How many of us had tree-hugging hippy parents, yet became rough-and-tumble builders without a care for the natural world?
How many of us were brought up with strict christian values,
yet became goths, enamoured with the darkness because it is everything our parents are not?

So.
This whole psycholology thing is getting more interesting.
kids do not copy exactly what they see. What they do is emulate within parameters, judging based upon;
THEIR EXPERIENCES AS HUMAN BEINGS.
See, what ALL child psychologists get wrong,
is that they do not think of the bigger picture.
-How did I FEEL when this same sort of thing happened to me when i was young?
Should be the question they ask, yet time and again they return to their notebooks and their doctorate studies, written by people who are so anally-retentive that they wouldnt dream of having kids, because they cannot understand them enough to enjoy their presence. MOREOVER, they are still using the same notebooks and study samples that Rorschach himself was using aeaons ago.
WHY?

because the world of science has become static. it is not evolving and growing as it should, we are still using the exact same systems as we did in the victorian era. and why?
because we have not yet found a better way of doing things?

Dont make me laugh. such an idea is absurd, contrary and damaging to the general health of mankind as a race.
No, the reason we are stuck in this mire since before world war 1 is simply this;

the world is constantly, steadily evolving.
This can be seen in every facet of existence.
Yet we are striving to keep hold of this outmoded view system exactly because we ignore this evolution.
Because we answered the right questions 100 years ago, and got satisfactory results,
the scientific world thinks we do not need to address the same question again.
okay, so maybe they can explain then why the scientific world thought smoking was GOOD for health back then,
Or why COCA cola was 'scientifically' proven to be safe back when it contained cocaine,
But now we should watch how much of it our kids drink?

There is no more reality to these statements than we prescribe ourselves, when all is said and done.
One person is fine under general anasthetic, another will die of catastrophic heart failure.
One person cannot metabolise sugar, yet another will NEED GLUCOSE INJECTING REGULARLY JUST TO SURVIVE.

So rather than proving a point here, I am asking a question;
since no two people are alike, in any way, shape or form,
is it in fact stupid to try and generalise medicine, psychology and other such topics?
 ...and wouldnt it be a better idea to start instead a labour-intensive form of medicine, involving TALKING TO YOUR PATIENTS,
taking measurements and readings, and treating every single person as a unique being?
  • Mood: Not Impressed
  • Listening to: the levellers
  • Reading: Robert Rankin
  • Watching: my huge goldfish.
  • Playing: Bongo beats
  • Eating: something healthy probably :)
  • Drinking: mmmm coffee
Humans, or perhaps i should say... People... are a strange and fickle creature.
on the one hand we seldom actually experience true happiness, yet we strive constantly to chase that feeling.
we will fight (and some will even die) trying to take the joy from others, just to have that joyful moment to ourselves.
Yet on the other hand, almost everyone is openly trying to make others happy at the same time.
This is a paradox, because your happiness, whatever that might be, will impinge on someone elses,
somewhere down the line.
Maybe its in a way that is completely obtuse and thus could never be explained in words.
Maybe it is something you strive for because you dont see the point of life unless you can be happy -
but what is happiness?

To some, happiness is looking into the eyes of their children, and knowing that their love completes them.

To others, happiness is killing other people. I ain't even kidding, a soldier can be swayed into a radical viewpoint in which the thrill of battle is the only real joy they have left; and nothing else can compare to that feeling of extremity, danger, and glory.

But on the other hand, there are people that truly get joy from bottle-feeding orphaned birds and raising them to fly so they can join their feathered brethren in the skies one day.

Who are we to say which is right?
-Well, of course there is the question of morality!
of course, morals are important, and a building block of society as a viable option for creatures that want to survive on this crazy rock we call earth. But... well, just WHO's morals then should we attain for then?
surely we must all agree upon the moral viewpoints of the society, or else the whole thing is just another form of tribal structure, with no real rules except those that the people fashion for themselves...
Well... it kind of still is.
we have refined and altered our societal viewpoint DRASTICALLY since 10,000 years ago when we were still painting caves and carving things into the walls therein... but we haven't actually come that far.
Early man painted their handprints onto the walls, probably to denote ownership; and leadership of their group...
And now today we see government bodies putting up their advertising slogans in much a similar way. "vote for me!"

But unlike those days, there are just SO MANY people now that there aren't enough caves to go round.
No two people can agree on everything, and so our tribal society has undergone so many schisms of faith that now we are as fractured as a dove that has flown into a skyscraper, and is tumbleing downward toward an unbelievable cataclysmic conclusion;
Learn to control the fall, or die.
Those are the options left, and we had better learn to glide before its too late.
Our massive differences of opinion are nothing new.
No two countries have the same creation myth, yet they ALL have their OWN creation myth.
All these myths include certain key factors, and these are the key to learning to glide rather than fall.
The important thing to consider is that surely "god" , whatever it is, has made us all different for a good reason.
Everyone says god is infallible, yet they say that people are not doing what it wants?
seriously, lets take a moment to consider that previous statement, because i think its VAGUELY important!
-If god knows all, loves all, and controls all, made all - and IS all, then surely, SURELY -
there are hundreds of different religions because it WANTED IT THAT WAY.

...but i digress.
Happiness. just what is happiness anyways?
I mean, there is the obvious stuff, like :
Chocolate gives the body of rush of endorphines.
your body is mightily impressed and gives you a good feeling as a reward, like house-training a dog.
But training for what? Our bodies seem fine-tuned to the advertised programming of the modern era, dont they?
Our bodies want sex, drugs and rock and roll, right?
(And so surely these are what "god" also wants for us too, since he designed our bodies so well developed for seeking pleasure -which could be anything from a turkey sandwhich to snowboarding in the alps)
...But then on the other side we have the selfless happiness.
That great feeling you get (which is still endorphines, folks!) when you give a sandwhich to a homeless person;
or when you hold a door for someone, or any other great and inspiring selfless acts -
That gives true happiness too. So i guess the very act of helping ANYONE, including yourself, is what our bodies are truly meant for.
So help yourself today.
Help someone else tomorrow.
Then go and help some more.
Because everyone needs help, but not many people will ask for it openly.

Deepest respect, peoples of earth.
Your brother from another mother,
Simon.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Chali 2na - Stand up
  • Reading: Jingo - terry pratchett
  • Watching: my huge goldfish.
  • Playing: Didgeridoo :-)
  • Eating: less and less :-?
  • Drinking: grande latte with EVERYTHING!!!!
so... the exhibition went okay... sold two pieces.
funny thing is, when i finally got my payment the council tax payment went out... so i made a loss there.
:iconfacepalmplz:
also, last month i came under a cyber-attack, (malware) and when i took my PC to the shop for repairing they lost some important files...including my scanner files....
So now I dont have a working scanner, just a useless piece of plastic (worth about £100...)
hopefully i will be able to fix this, but until then i cannot scan anything.
A mixed bag, definately.
long now have been the days since I was able to check in and answer comments everyday, so if you are awaiting a response, please be patient. on top of learning to drive i am studying, drawing and painting in my spare time... but being a father and the house-carer takes up so much time! everyday seems to flash past, with ne'er little time to do anything for myself.
Such is life, I know.

On the other hand, the world seems to be spiralling into some dystopian image of its former self, with the greatest nations of the world squaring up to do battle (yet again... )
:omg:
guys, really... its time to stop messing about like rough kids in the playground, start talking like adults, and stop threatening one another. war is childish and uncalled for, and no-one wants this to be part of our reality.
 
While all the western media focuses on islamic extremists, i find it worrying that a few of the so-called 'christians' i know are turning extremist too, and phrases such as "there are no good muslims" and "god is on our side" have started being bandied about.
I don't care if your holy book says other holy books are wrong, THEY ALL SAY THAT AND NONE OF THEM ARE RIGHT.

This is the kind of stupid talk that turns people into psychotic killers,
and if you are christian and showing hate to ANYONE you should be ashamed,
your holy book demands you to be meek, noble and altruistic. anything less will condemn you to hell, you buffoons.
if god exists, then he is on ALL our sides, regardless of creed or colour.
racism is a bigotry only a stupid human could harbour, and most of us are bigger than that.
so get off your high-and-mighty-christian-war-horses and try to understand your muslim brothers,
cause you were ALL made in his/her/it's image if any were,
and to argue over the name of such a thing or how you should worship it is beyond stupid, its demeaning.

christians have it right as much as muslims do, same as the dogon tribe in africa do, and same as the aboriginies of Aus.
....cause it moves and works in mysterious ways, they all say...
...so?
...about time you started to get on with living real lives, instead of arguing over how you pronounce 'tomato'.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Chali 2na - Stand up
  • Reading: Return of the King
  • Watching: my huge goldfish.
  • Playing: BONGOs ! ! !
  • Eating: duck stew
  • Drinking: cafe au lait..
Waiting for the Rain... by simonpark81
Waiting for the Rain...
I asked my partner what she would like to see drawn by me.
This is probably the closest i have ever got to the exact image someone has asked me for. usually it gets changed in the making, but this one is almost exactly what she hoped for
 :iconohyoublushplz:
(C) copyright simon park 2015. no unauthorised redistribution.
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Where Pathways Meet by simonpark81
Where Pathways Meet
so here it is.... My first ever full-colour A3 piece.
I was going to announce it with a fanfare and all,
but I have only just got back online and it's been a trying few weeks.
C'est la Vie, everything ends and everything moves onward. kinda like this picture, really.

Two and a half months of working pretty solidly on it, mostly colouring time.
Definately the most epic project i have tried yet.
Drawn with Pigment ink fineliners (0.1mm) prismacolor pencil colours and a whole lot of patience.
I didn't know i had it in me.

Original for sale £120

imagine if you got go through a doorway to another world.... what would you see in between?
vortex-like tunnels are all the rage in sci-fi movies,
but on the other hand, the world (and reality in general) has a very specific way of being beautiful,
and rock formations and natural constructions are very randomized articles, albeit with patterns to the chaos.
I actually really enjoyed making this image. feels like the hard work paid off.

(c) copyright 2015 simon park. no unauthorised redistribution.
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Reunaa Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
thank you for the fave :)
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
hi have you a update for me :D ?

I get btw a gator reference like here

[PSX] Fan Art Legend -  Gator Warrior by KeIIion   and [PSX] Fan Art Legend -  Gator Warrior Version 2 by KeIIion
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi! well, am done with the inking, but the colouring stage would just take forever,
as i do everything traditionally and whatnot...
so yeah its a B&W piece but looks cool.
As i mentioned previously, my scanner has bust... and im not sure how to get it fixed, so i was kinda waiting to upload anything else until i got that fixed, as i suffer with shaky hands and cannot take photos of my art.

If you like i can ask my girlfriend to take a photo of it to upload, but i thought it would look better scanned :)

as a side note, i think may well draw one of these croc fellas just for the artistic practice too, in one of these kinds of poses. i used to like drawing animal-people, but drifted away from it a few years back.
so thanks for getting me back into different aspects of art too!
:highfive:
 
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KeIIion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
hello sounds awesome.

you draw animal people really brilliant im happy that you liek them too^^
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Kuvin Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, much appreciated. Have a nice day! =)
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TechBehr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you have a really good week.
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Thanks from the Cap'n by CapnSkusting
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!! :wave: 
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infleims42 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav :headbang:
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Buntcone Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving! :dance: There are shitloads more photos in my galleries. Check them out if you wish and a watch is always appreciated! :D
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