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the big wish by GregStevens
the big wish
The Daruma (達磨) is round doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. The eyes of Daruma are blank when sold. According to Wikipedia, you are supposed to use this doll as a meditative aid, to associate the wide blank eyes with the vast possibility of a big task or goal you are undertaking: you fill in one eye when you set your goal and you fill in the other eye when you have achieved it.

But that is not how it was described to me as a child. I was told that the Daruma represents a household spirit that grants wishes. You fill in one eye when you make a wish, and when the spirit grants your wish you reward the spirit by filling in the second eye!

Of course, I imagine if you have a particularly big wish, you probably would need a particularly big Daruma... that just makes sense, right? ;-)
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dance partner by GregStevens
dance partner
A boy and his sweetest love, Yog-Sothoth, dancing the dance of a pure heart.

Wacom Tablet, Corel Painter 11.
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Jericho, the nurb dog by GregStevens
Jericho, the nurb dog
I am currently reading "The Big Aha" by Rudy Rucker. The main character, Zad, is a young struggling artist who specializes in biological artwork created through gene modification. Biological creatures called "nurbs" can be created from a kind of biomass "goo" that acts as the raw material: you then add genetic templates to create whatever kind of weird creature you want to.

Zad created Jericho as a weird-looking yellow, slanted off-kilter dog-like thing that has quills instead of fur. Because its genes are so screwed up, it says "oof" instead of "woof".  But Zad loves it anyway.

The floating jellyfish in the background is a reference to large flying jellyfish-like nurbs that make a repeated appearance, in various capacities, throughout the book.

Wacom Tablet, Corel Painter 11.
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restful myconid by GregStevens
restful myconid
Resting and contemplating the day.

Digital drawing. Wacom tablet, Corel Painter 11.  Gouache brush, flat color and airbrush.

This is my first drawing in quite a while... hopefully I will get back into the regular habit again!
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GregStevens
Greg Stevens
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I am the son of a Unitarian German artist and an atheist Ukrainian scientist. I am fascinated by mythology and science fiction: the "what if?" of the past and the future.

Personal Quote: "I'm just some guy."
I almost never do "memes" and quizzes and such; however, since Agent36496 was kind enough to do this for me, I'm passing it on.

Comment on this, saying anything at all, and I'll say the following:

1. Something I learned about you from looking at your dA page.
2. A colour you remind me of.
3. An element I believe you belong to.
4. Which deviation of yours is my favourite.
5. A question and you must answer.
6. Something I like about you or your art.
7. A nick name for you.
8. Something I'm doing right now.
9. A food/flavour/smell you remind me of.
10. To do this in your journal.

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Thanks for the favourite :)
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My goodness, love XD You faved AND watched? Thank you so very much! :hug:
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS!
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
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b-cars Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting gallery! :)
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Thanks for the fav! 
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Thank you for the fav :) :)
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Thanks for the faves!
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Thank you for the favo(u)rite! :)
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