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Once upon a time there was a great kingdom, that spanned a whole globe.
Their's was a long and eventful reign, ruled by heads of state that took orders from the great wizards,
Whom the public never saw, and lived in grand palaces fenced off from the sometimes tumultuous games that would play out around the kingdom.

They used little pieces of metal to keep the peace;
if you didn't have enough pieces of metal, life was hard.
Some people died because they couldn't get enough metal pieces...
their bodies were put to use on the rose gardens.

These scraps of alloy were to be exchanged for goods and services, so that the common man could buy back what he made.
If he tried to keep what he made for himself and his neighbours, he was charged with insighting terror in others,
and locked away in the dungeons for giving a loaf to the homeless. crimes less serious than this however were fine, and for killing the royal guards, or a picture-house full of people, he would have been locked away for a shorter time.

The Kingdom was a beautiful and amazing place, full of awe, and wonder.
The people were awed by their lack of choices;
the powerful were full of wonder that almost everyone let them do this.

At least once a day, people were compelled to plug themselves into a box in their homes,
That told them what the rulers said happened in the kingdom that day.
Usually the information regarded the princes and princesses of a magical thing called celebrity,
(which is way too complicated to explain in this happy little tale, but let us simply say that these special celebrities were more important than everyone else, and people loved them because they are what we should want to be.)

And the common people rejoiced, for one of the princesses was having a baby,
so at least everyone knew who were they meant to bow to next.
And she carried him around the kingdom, letting people see the child, so they could gasp in wonder as he breathed the same air as they did, and that he must wear nappies like a common child. They saw he was their species, and healthy,
and the people were well pleased.

In this magnificent, imperious and all-encompassing society, people from all countries felt the need to say "we are better than the people in that country next door, because we were born on this hill; and this hill is OBVIOUSLY better than that hill over there. That hill looks mangy and damp." And the people from the other hill loudly proclaimed; "Yea, the people of the dry and dusty hill are buffoons that deserve no rest. our hill has water, and their's doesnt even have any trees on one side. Look at their pathetic hill."
Luckily for all the people,none of the land belonged to them anyway, and so only when royalty said how crap someone's hill was, was it okay to throw rocks at them.

And they relished arguing over the name of their creator, whom had gotten bored and given up years since, trying to control their tiny, insignificant politics, as he couldnt make head-nor-tail of where these people thought they were going. So the Lord made another world, and forgot all about that one, because he saw it wasnt all that good at all.

Now somewhere, someone is living happily ever after.
Let's hope its you, eh?

TEMET NOSCE, PRIMA IRRADIENT...  CARPE DIEM - TEMPUS EDAX IMPERATOR.
know thyself, illuminated one ... Sieze the Day, Time commands all things.

Anyone else wonder why the world runs like a low-budget B-list 'end-of-the-world' movie?
I mean, you're living in george orwell's 1984, and everyone seems pretty pleased with themselves.
This is about as wise as using flatulence for affluence in a small airtight container.
  • Listening to: my fishtank. it goes bubble, bubble
  • Reading: Carpe Jugulum, Terry Practhett
  • Watching: space go by @ 900 miles per second
  • Playing: at being human
  • Eating: I think i will forego food today.
  • Drinking: the elixer of youth O_O

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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?
XD


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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Upcoming Project by Simon Park by simonpark81
Upcoming Project by Simon Park
work in progress update... im really enjoying creating this piece, but it seems to be taking forever to complete...
so i thought i would put up a teaser :)
prismacolors and fineliners.
(C) simon park 2015. no redistribution.
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Legend Commission WIP by Simon Park 81 by simonpark81
Legend Commission WIP by Simon Park 81
Possible upcoming Commission...
I think the lizard guys and werewolves are meant to be armed, but i think it looks brutal enough as it is :P
work in progress record for the client to check out and confirm for the inking and colour stages.
various references looked at but not really copied from... i prefer to imagine my way round things.
Well, hope you like it my friend!
taken about four hours so far.
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Once upon a time there was a great kingdom, that spanned a whole globe.
Their's was a long and eventful reign, ruled by heads of state that took orders from the great wizards,
Whom the public never saw, and lived in grand palaces fenced off from the sometimes tumultuous games that would play out around the kingdom.

They used little pieces of metal to keep the peace;
if you didn't have enough pieces of metal, life was hard.
Some people died because they couldn't get enough metal pieces...
their bodies were put to use on the rose gardens.

These scraps of alloy were to be exchanged for goods and services, so that the common man could buy back what he made.
If he tried to keep what he made for himself and his neighbours, he was charged with insighting terror in others,
and locked away in the dungeons for giving a loaf to the homeless. crimes less serious than this however were fine, and for killing the royal guards, or a picture-house full of people, he would have been locked away for a shorter time.

The Kingdom was a beautiful and amazing place, full of awe, and wonder.
The people were awed by their lack of choices;
the powerful were full of wonder that almost everyone let them do this.

At least once a day, people were compelled to plug themselves into a box in their homes,
That told them what the rulers said happened in the kingdom that day.
Usually the information regarded the princes and princesses of a magical thing called celebrity,
(which is way too complicated to explain in this happy little tale, but let us simply say that these special celebrities were more important than everyone else, and people loved them because they are what we should want to be.)

And the common people rejoiced, for one of the princesses was having a baby,
so at least everyone knew who were they meant to bow to next.
And she carried him around the kingdom, letting people see the child, so they could gasp in wonder as he breathed the same air as they did, and that he must wear nappies like a common child. They saw he was their species, and healthy,
and the people were well pleased.

In this magnificent, imperious and all-encompassing society, people from all countries felt the need to say "we are better than the people in that country next door, because we were born on this hill; and this hill is OBVIOUSLY better than that hill over there. That hill looks mangy and damp." And the people from the other hill loudly proclaimed; "Yea, the people of the dry and dusty hill are buffoons that deserve no rest. our hill has water, and their's doesnt even have any trees on one side. Look at their pathetic hill."
Luckily for all the people,none of the land belonged to them anyway, and so only when royalty said how crap someone's hill was, was it okay to throw rocks at them.

And they relished arguing over the name of their creator, whom had gotten bored and given up years since, trying to control their tiny, insignificant politics, as he couldnt make head-nor-tail of where these people thought they were going. So the Lord made another world, and forgot all about that one, because he saw it wasnt all that good at all.

Now somewhere, someone is living happily ever after.
Let's hope its you, eh?

TEMET NOSCE, PRIMA IRRADIENT...  CARPE DIEM - TEMPUS EDAX IMPERATOR.
know thyself, illuminated one ... Sieze the Day, Time commands all things.

Anyone else wonder why the world runs like a low-budget B-list 'end-of-the-world' movie?
I mean, you're living in george orwell's 1984, and everyone seems pretty pleased with themselves.
This is about as wise as using flatulence for affluence in a small airtight container.
  • Listening to: my fishtank. it goes bubble, bubble
  • Reading: Carpe Jugulum, Terry Practhett
  • Watching: space go by @ 900 miles per second
  • Playing: at being human
  • Eating: I think i will forego food today.
  • Drinking: the elixer of youth O_O
Imagine you look into a mirror, and the creature looking back...
is not you.
Imagine the creature you see looks intrisincly wrong, somehow.
What would you do? How would you feel?
Imagine the shock and horror, the feeling that this MUST be a dream...

And then how justified, and outlandish, you would feel, as doctor after doctor tells you they cannot explain away the differences between you and the rest of humanity. The differences are many but small.... the way your teeth sit, the way your eyes work.... the way your fingerprints curl. They call them throwback genes, or mutations of biological structure...

Now imagine you have lived in this same body for decades.
How would you feel, knowing you should be a different shape?
Knowing you are in fact, reincarnated as a species that is totally alien to you?
What would you do?

I have a pretty good idea who, and what I am.... and where I came from...
And now it is just a matter of working out why I chose to be here.
I know I am not unique, and have spoken with quite a few like me.
Prepare yourselves, people of earth. You are not alone.

Why are you here? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
If your only answer is personal gain, or a job....
Then you're lying to yourself.


TEMET NOSCE, PRIMA IRRADIENT...  CARPE DIEM - TEMPUS EDAX IMPERATOR.
know thyself, illuminated one ... Sieze the Day, Time commands all things.
  • Listening to: NOFX & Offspring
  • Reading: Carpe Jugulum, Terry Practhett
  • Watching: space go by @ 900 miles per second
  • Playing: Harmonica and Didgeridoo.
  • Eating: home-made bacon, leek and spinach soup
  • Drinking: the heady ether of life.
Upcoming projects are kinda in the air currently...
not sure what I will be doing next, as things are in suspended animation for now.
work has dried up and nothing is calling from the real world for my art.

...Been off drawing for a while,
some medical stuff been going on, and family stuff...
Will elaborate further in time.
On the plus side, generally things are good.
...ish.

Recently I have been re-thinking my artistic approach... again.
I guess its part of artist's block for some, but for me the flow of ideas seems to have kinda dried up recently.
i think it's to do with the previously mentioned medical stuff. 

Its not that the ideas aren't there, its rather that i just cant be happy with the direction they will go.
It's like I can see a direction i wanna go in, but cant put it into a straight forward enough place for me to draw them.
so rethinking things over, and adding to drawings i started years ago to keep my hand in...but im not really enjoying it.
Not sure what i do about that. Art used to be a way of life for me, but this past week or so, it just seems a hassle.

I guess the old adaj is true;
Nothing lasts. Everything is transient and ever-changing,
Everything is nothing, and all is one.
Quite the conundrum.

I imagine this will be like last time, and I'll come out on top. but things just get way too deep for me to even give my care to such trivial things as drawing. (never thought i would say that, but hey times change)
~I wish that life was straightforward and that we didnt have to contend with being such weak creatures racially.

...and of course, no matter how ill i may be, the groups i run gotta keep running, or i get irate messages from group members;
like "oh i didnt realise you had stuff to do other than ok my submissions - why did you start a group then?"
because i wasnt effing ill then. i had support from other co-founders in previous years.
now im on my own okaying submissions,
and neither art nor internet are the most important thing to my continued existence.
..and it really could be that serious.

Stay safe, artists of the world. Promise i will be back to upload more in the coming weeks.
love and peace be upon you all.
have a beautiful day.
  • Listening to: Enya + Enigma + Skrillex
  • Reading: Waiting for Godalming
  • Watching: space go by @ 900 miles per second
  • Playing: with pens and pencils
  • Eating: cheesy tuna pasta with veggies :P
  • Drinking: the heady ether of life.

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xXMercuryMirrorsXx Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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 1 day ago  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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TessJa Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Artist
Thank you for the fav!!
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:salute: thank you for sharing!
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AngelX1992 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
Gracias por la+fav!
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andrea-gould Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks v much for your useful comments on my illustration
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:
you're very welcome! i like how much variance you use. all too often clothes designers stick to a certain style or way of doing things, and this sells their skills short. you are constantly evolving what you do, and obviously enjoy it - im sure you will keep going from strength to strength!
hope you have a great day my friend:huggle:
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andrea-gould Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Snoopy-faving-thanks-anim 100 by WhoopySnoopy
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uki--uki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
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