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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 5:35 AM
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Hey gang.

Thanks for hanging in there with me and checking out the new work.  My hiatus from DA was not spent playing X-box, but working on my thesis and trying to finish this madness that they call the M.F.A. or Masters of Fine Arts.  I have a few other choice words to apply to the M.F.A. initials but I'll keep this family friendly.

It's been a tough four years (should have been three, but stuff happens) and I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  Unfortunately, that means that the next two months are going to be nothing but school related art making and all commissions, fanart and other fun-stuff are going to have to be put on hold until late October.  (If I owe you a commission, and you don't want to wait, contact me in a note and we can work something out.)  Hang in there and I'll make sure it's worth your wait.

As for the art that I am putting up over the next few months, depending on your political bent, you will either love it or hate it.  That being said, I'll post a version with and without the text since you are here for my crappy drawings and not my crappy politics.  I thought I'd take a minute to explain the work so that hopefully you can understand what the greater purpose is.

I've spent a considerable amount of the last 8 years researching propaganda and I've come to understand it pretty well, and to see it everywhere.  This has left me bitter and cynical and unable to give money to a cable provider in good conscience.  I wouldn't call myself a "Conservative" or a "Liberal", a "Republican" or a "Democrat."  Those kinds of labels and the doctrines that come with them make it too easy for us to passively participate in politics and legislate from our armchairs before we settle in to watch "Game of Thrones" "The Voice" or "Keeping up with the Kardashians"...pick your poison.  Instead, I choose to compare what I believe as a result of the morals and values I was raised with and those that I've adopted as I've grown into an adult.  This makes it difficult for me to subscribe to any one side of the political continuum.

Speaking of continuums, I have a grand plan that will result in 33 images over the next few months similar in style to the "Enforcer" paco850.deviantart.com/art/Enf… .  While the Enforcer image would appear to be very conservative, it will have a counterpart that will be very much in line with liberal thinking that utilizes the "under the red hood image I posted last week."  These two images will fall at the extreme ends of a visual continuum that illustrates the gun control argument from extreme left to extreme right.  With each poster in between, I'll gradually reduce the intensity of the message until it gets to be very moderate.  So the liberal posters will transition from extremely Liberal to moderate on the left side of the continuum moving left to right toward the center. The conservative side of the continuum will work the same way except the most extreme posters will be on the far right and will become less intense as they move to the left toward the center of the continuum.  The background colors will be blue on the left and red on the right and will become less intense as they move toward the center of the continuum. There will be 11 posters on the liberal side and 11 posters on the conservative side.  In the middle of the continuum, there will be 11 posters explaining the 11 techniques of Propaganda as outlines by Magedah E. Shabo in here book "Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion." www.amazon.com/Techniques-Prop…  Check it out as it is an easy read and really helped me to understand and Identify how our government is so blatantly using this stuff on us on a minute by minute basis.  I'll put up a diagram that shows the thesis  outline so you can see what I am talking about.

I hope you are all doing well.  Thanks for all the faves and the new watches that have trickled in while I've been away.

Best
Jason Walker.

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: a noisy refrigerator.
  • Reading: Peer Reviewed articles..Ughh!!
  • Watching: My hair turn gray.
  • Playing: Cat and Mouse
  • Eating: sugar.
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Jason Walker
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I do tech illustration for a Defense Contractor in Georgia, and more fun illustration and graphic design in my spare time.

Current Residence: Somewhere near Atlanta GA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Print preference: I prefer Print to Web,
Favourite genre of music: 90's Alternative and Grunge
Favourite photographer: don't know.
Favourite style of art: Aside from Comics, I like the designers of the Swiss and Bauhaus movements
Operating System: Made the jump to mac in November of 2010.
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Classic, 80 gb, and I still have 72 to fill up.
Shell of choice: the one without the critter in it.
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer paint, but if it has to be wallpaper it needs to be minimalistic
Skin of choice: Pretty happy with my own. The fewer wrinkles the better.
Favourite cartoon character: Superman
Personal Quote: Don't believe everything they tell you, especially if you saw it on Television.
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drawmokie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
draw mokie
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paco850 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
What's a Mokie?
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drawmokie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Artist
just chex out my blog!!! drawmokie.tumblr.com/
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paco850 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Ha ha...hit me up in November once my  thesis is finished.
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William406 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  New member
Wondering if I could get an update or an email response about the Agent Venom commission. Not trying to sound pushy, just wondering. 
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paco850 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Hey man

I have the lines done , just havn't had time to color it.  I can show you the illo so far if you want to see it, or I can wait.  Hope you are well my friend.  Been busy with my thesis, and preparing for my first meeting with my professors so that has pushed all my commissions back.  Let me know if you want to see the progress or wait for the finished product.

jw
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William406 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member
Nah, I just hadn't heard anything in about 6 weeks. 
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paco850 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Yeah sorry man I'm terrible about emailing I don't have any kind of real news. But I haven't forgot about you and I'll get him colored up and all that at some point I'll talk with you soon thanks
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Obilisk31 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Hey my name is Bruce I met you at heroes con and commissioned a pic from you but had to leave before you got it done you were going to mail it to me was just wondering if you had got it done yet told you to surprise me with either hulk or venom if you could let me know I would appreciate it my email is happy2beus@yahoo.com
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paco850 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Hey Bruce,

Haven't finished it yet, I put it on the backburner at the show but I have it on my drawing table today.  Hoping to have it in the mail in the next few days. You'll get a better piece now that I have taken it home.
Go ahead and resend me your mailing address. I wrote it on the back of the original piece but just want it here for safe keeping.

I'll have it to you soon bro.
Thanks
Jason Walker
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