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 A lot has changed in the last month and it’s mostly positive. I’d been looking for a new home since my Hobart lease expired, but I never expected to find one in Sydney. For those who haven’t visited it can be a schizoid place. The Sydney seen on postcards looks like a utopian dream – all blue skies, sweeping harbour views, and daring modern architecture – but the Sydney I endured for years was a sweltering mess of suburban sprawl. After four more years of travelling not much would have made me move back, but when one of my oldest friends offered me a place to stay (and a free ticket to Ministry!) I packed my bags and headed north. I’m glad I made the effort. My thoughts on Sydney haven’t changed, but sharing a large and comfortable home with a woman I have loved for years has been unbelievable.

I haven’t been online a lot, and I’m all too aware of how distant I’ve been while interest in my work has increased. I honestly appreciate this and I’m sorry I haven’t replied to so many of your comments or have posted my replies so late. I could have handled this much better when I had limited net access (0930-1800 at a couple of public venues in Hobart, shorter hours on weekends) and have no excuses now that I have it 24/7 at home.

I also haven’t drawn much lately – I’ve been busy catching up with friends – but withdrawals have increased the urge so I should be back in business soon. The life I’ve been leading since my move – which seems so familiar, yet so new – has done great things for my mood and with a little discipline it should do the same for my work.

Thanks for your time as always,


  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Lethian Dreams
  • Reading: Online comments
  • Watching: Lots of movies
  • Playing: Not much
  • Eating: Very well
  • Drinking: As above


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James Flaxman
Current Residence: Hobart, Australia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: Varies
Favourite genre of music: Metal, classical, dark ambient
Favourite photographer: Archival
Favourite style of art: Surreal, imaginative, visionary
Operating System: Crappy old PC
MP3 player of choice: Loud
Shell of choice: Armed and mechanised
Wallpaper of choice: Skin
Skin of choice: Metal
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to name
Personal Quote: "So much work, so little time."

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NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Edited 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I came across your gallery by accident, and I must say, I love the grotesqueness of your art, something realistic about it yet sureal. Lovely gallery, cheers.
VoidStalker23 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ever thought about drawing some BloodBorne stuff? It has that dark victorian HP lovecraft kind of feel.
Caffeineghost Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You don't by any chance do little private commissions, do you? :3 I'm so in love with your art style!
Zedekial Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Hi, I'm a member of the SRTF group, and after seeing your awesome gallery, I'd like to ask you to read Manajerkop's story "CWCollateral: A Tale of Resistance". If you like the story, could you draw a PVCC squad eviscerating a swarm of Sonees and Roseys?
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I live in Australia too!
I've visited Hobart once, I live in Sydney!
what version of photoshop do you use?
jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I've just moved back to Sydney! I'd have to check what version of Photoshop I use but it would be pretty old - I've had it since 2011. My other tools are a Wacom tablet, normal and mechanical pencils and an A4 printer/scanner (I really miss the old A3!)
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Did i ever mention, you should give some thought into doing art for creatures from greek mythology, like the cyclopes, or the hekatonkheires?
jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I like a lot of ancient myths and I've sometimes thought about it, but a lot of other artists already do this very well!
CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favourite. Your gallery is awesome, I am honoured!
jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
No worries!
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