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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,

JF

  • 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
Australia
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.
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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.
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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!
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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?
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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?
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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!)
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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?
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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!
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CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favourite. Your gallery is awesome, I am honoured!
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
No worries!
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