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I been thinking recently a lot about theology, religion, and what we are.
I mean, if you really look beyond the "veil" we wear;
the little hair-do's and clothing dont's -
arguments are made between mankind about things as trivial as what sort of music you enjoy -
something wholly personal; yet other people feel the need to interject their feelings upon you, and tell you that because they don't like your music, that the music you listen to is no good.
Everything is subjective. What that means is this;
Some people undoubtedly like Skrillex. Some think his music is garbage.
Some people really like pornography. Some people find it absolutely disgusting.
Some people actually like violence. I went out with a girl once that was an actual sado-masochist. These people exist.
some people like to meditate, and others are scared to even try.
No single opinion is right or wrong, whether it be from a book, preacher or parent, telling you otherwise.

The problem comes from people believing their own world view only;
because I'm English, other languages perplex me. Sure, I can speak a little French, a little German, a little Spanish-
But these languages were not indoctrinated into my psyche from a young age, and therefor are alien to me.
My mother, bless her heart, tried to instill in me a christian ideology, so I would be abetter person;
But had I been born in the middle-east, I would be indoctrinated instead into Islam.
Had I been born in the middle-east two thousand years ago,
I would have probably been indoctrinated into the worship of Marduk.
AND THAT'S FINE.

But there comes a time in our lives when choice - actual freedom to make up one's own mind and decide upon a course of action based upon this strategy - becomes a defining contribution to our future selves.
This is the crunch-point; a time and place in your existence when suddenly, and indescribably, you are alone.
But this need not be a bad thing.
Your journey here on this world, in this time, is an amazing adventure, and your decisions change not only the journey, but the outcome also. To make wise decisions, you must factor into account many different things.
But overall, your eventual happiness, rather than instant gratification, should be important here.
Today lasts twenty-four hours;
Your lifetime will probably last a fair bit longer.
So take five minutes today to actually think about what you want from life, and make decisions based upon your discernment.
After all, you only get one shot at being YOU,
and that in itself is a precious gift and opportunity.

Namaste, artists of the Earth.
You are all philosophers, and soldiers of freedom.
Remember that.
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: The long War - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.

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Simon Park
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
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

we think therefore we am, right?
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Current Residence:Europe (the english bit)
Print preference: canvas or card
Favourite genre of music: nu-metal dubstep classical orchestral
Favourite style of art: landscapes and Surrealistic inclinations more and more as time goes by
Shell of choice: silver and disc shaped
Wallpaper of choice: allsorts of posters
Skin of choice: grey and wrinkly with LARGE black eyes O.O
Favourite cartoon character: Snufkin
Personal Quote: If you can look down upon the clouds, and know that you are safe,
then you have learnt to fly. good on you!
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I been thinking recently a lot about theology, religion, and what we are.
I mean, if you really look beyond the "veil" we wear;
the little hair-do's and clothing dont's -
arguments are made between mankind about things as trivial as what sort of music you enjoy -
something wholly personal; yet other people feel the need to interject their feelings upon you, and tell you that because they don't like your music, that the music you listen to is no good.
Everything is subjective. What that means is this;
Some people undoubtedly like Skrillex. Some think his music is garbage.
Some people really like pornography. Some people find it absolutely disgusting.
Some people actually like violence. I went out with a girl once that was an actual sado-masochist. These people exist.
some people like to meditate, and others are scared to even try.
No single opinion is right or wrong, whether it be from a book, preacher or parent, telling you otherwise.

The problem comes from people believing their own world view only;
because I'm English, other languages perplex me. Sure, I can speak a little French, a little German, a little Spanish-
But these languages were not indoctrinated into my psyche from a young age, and therefor are alien to me.
My mother, bless her heart, tried to instill in me a christian ideology, so I would be abetter person;
But had I been born in the middle-east, I would be indoctrinated instead into Islam.
Had I been born in the middle-east two thousand years ago,
I would have probably been indoctrinated into the worship of Marduk.
AND THAT'S FINE.

But there comes a time in our lives when choice - actual freedom to make up one's own mind and decide upon a course of action based upon this strategy - becomes a defining contribution to our future selves.
This is the crunch-point; a time and place in your existence when suddenly, and indescribably, you are alone.
But this need not be a bad thing.
Your journey here on this world, in this time, is an amazing adventure, and your decisions change not only the journey, but the outcome also. To make wise decisions, you must factor into account many different things.
But overall, your eventual happiness, rather than instant gratification, should be important here.
Today lasts twenty-four hours;
Your lifetime will probably last a fair bit longer.
So take five minutes today to actually think about what you want from life, and make decisions based upon your discernment.
After all, you only get one shot at being YOU,
and that in itself is a precious gift and opportunity.

Namaste, artists of the Earth.
You are all philosophers, and soldiers of freedom.
Remember that.
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: The long War - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.
Shadows And Dust Preview by simonpark81
Shadows And Dust Preview
preview of an upcoming work...
We are nothing more than shadows and dust,
star-matter dipping it's toe in mortality before rejoining its greater mass....

(C) simon park 2015. no unauthorised redistribution.
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I'm trying to let myself be more open these days....
looking for acceptance in a world that seems lonely and very strange can be daunting.

I recorded this vocal cover off the cuff,
havent really practiced much recently but decided i want to share who i am and what i am about.
there will be more and more stuff like this over time... i'm feeling more like singing again these days :nod:
and yes, i actually finally filmed myself face on with a camera O.O
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=8…

Anyone that hasnt heard my guitar tribute to my son yet, please come check it out :)
www.facebook.com/cee.beyond.1/…

And if you like my musical stylings, here is one more;
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=7…
This one is more experimental and spur-of-the-moment kind of music i love to flow with.

Also, just uploaded a new picture! The FishBus is ready for passengers :D
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.
Waiting at the Fish Stop... by simonpark81
Waiting at the Fish Stop...
Ring the bell, and all those fathoms cease to matter anymore...
He can take you anywhere, and lives to do so -
so come on, take a ride on the Fish Bus!
The only way to travel the briney depths of Parkland's oceans!

once again, inspired by my brilliantly epic goldfish, the biggest of which is now over a foot long :squee:
helped along by the musical stylings of Entheogenic, Slipknot (grey chapter is awesome) and OK GO.
Yes, i know... i said Slipknot and OKGO in the same sentence. well, this is what you get of this kind of thing :iconyeahplz:

I'm not sure if this is more surreal or fantasy... but since they are obviously breathing fine underwater, im goin with surreal :P
drawn using pigment ink fineliners, biro, HB pencil, prismacolors, blender pencils and lyra youngster chunky coloured pencils on A4 heavy-duty card. took well over 100 hours in total.
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I know i'm mostly known around here for my art and my abrupt approach to everything...
but -
I also write music and dabble in other forms of artistry.
I thought I would share my music online at first with only my friends,
but then i figured why not let everyone and anyone hear it?
after all, once it is online it can be seen by pretty much anyone.
And of course, music soothes even the savage beast.
So here is a tune written by me for my son.
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=8…

I know i'm not the greatest guitar player; only been playing a few years.
But i love what i do, and i do what i love.
Namaste, friends :wave:
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: not sure yet.
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.

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:iconmikestevenson1955:
mikestevenson1955 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
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hi Simon... saw this, thought you might enjoy it!
Mike.
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hi you here ?
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:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi :wave: yes, im here... was thinking it over....
had a serious medical issue a few weeks back, and have not been online as much recently.

the problem i have with the commission is this - as an artist, i am trying to lay down the roots of what will become my future by what i create. i have tried my hardest to steer away from violent images and violence in general,
(being a buddhist, as i have already explained, means even squashing a bug in my house is disgusting to me.)
...yet every commission i get on DeviantArt is something dark and brutal.

i'm afraid the time has come for me to speak plainly.
I am not drawing commissions of violence and gore for £3 (whether it be deviant points or not).
It makes me feel bad; and i just don't enjoy doing it.

 I cannot change who i am.
I am a surrealist, a dreamer... a fantasy artist.
I do not want to draw characters killing each other.
Sorry but i must respectfully decline your commission.

As i mentioned previously, If there was a good amount of money to be made from drawing people dying,
then maybe i would reconsider it as it would help my family in the long run.
As it is, I get a feeling of satisfaction and well-being from drawing fantasy-surreal worlds, and happy images, and politically or theologically moving images....
and have sold a few of these works for upwards of £60. Drawing these pictures makes me happy, and earns for me too.
no, thank you, my friend.
Hope you have a nice day and sorry I couldnt fulfil your request.
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
i have send you a note ^^
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
If you dont like violence and gore , i had the idea


that only i uploud the picture , that you dont have it in your gallery.



you draw werewolves and (lizards) then Crocs really beautiful and you are the best i know for that job 



If you cant draw kill pictures ,  if that monsters are knock out (would be awesome too) 
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Ensomniac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Thank you for your nice comments and fave  :)
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xXMercuryMirrorsXx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!!!! Guess who's back in her old account and missed you and everybody oh so very much?? I've got to catch back up on your gallery after so long. I'm sure it will be mind-blowing as always :D. Just wanted to pop my head in and say hi! ^^
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cant wait to see what you think of some of my latest works, i've levelled up since you dissappeared ;-)
so... how is lizness (elle?) ? and take a big huggle from your overseas brother-from-another-mother!
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xXMercuryMirrorsXx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, I use Elle now as a shortened version of Elizabeth. Everyone still calls me Liz but that's because they chose that name for me. The great thing about the internet is that you get to pick your own nicknames :D. Also, I bet you have levelled up quite a bit!!! I can't wait to see. It might take me a while to sift through everything but I'll do my best! I'm doing okay. I'm actually getting married in 2017. I finally set up an office and have had a little free time to write and draw. Max has a new job so I've found a lot of time for hobbies. I even started playing the ukulele. My parents had them and insisted I try. My mom goes through some weird and interesting fazes. She even started felting and decided to felt a big pile of gray rats...It actually looked cool. Sorry I haven't been on Facebook much. I really try to avoid that site for multiple reasons. It's a very vice-like obligation that gets very overwhelming very quickly. The only things I ever sign on for are to check up on relatives and to post as admin for my job's profile. I posted a big old journal for all of the other random things that have happened to me in case I missed anything. I didn't mention my marriage on there yet though. There's been a bunch of stuff going on since Max changed jobs.

How are you doing? :D I've missed you! And I will take that huggle thank you very much and give one in return!
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see :nod: sounds like life is moving quickly for you!
i agree about facebook; i only ever really pop onto it for a few mins at a time, to see if anyone has messaged me; i check on my deviant more often! for us, too, life has a very weird way of running faster and faster. since :iconbizkt66: became an electrical engineer, we have had a lot less time on our hands, and have had to learn how to live apart through the weekdays - evenings we are always very tired and dont really get time together.
sucks, but eventually our master plan will come to fruition and we will TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!
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:huggle::icondeathhugplz::iconyeahplz:
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