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Myself as a video game character by GregStevens
Myself as a video game character
Myself portrayed as a video game character. This was a fun bit of manipulation, done with a combination of Corel Painter 11 and some special effects from Sony Vegas Pro.  If enough people like this image and express interest in the comments, I'll post a tutorial on exactly how I did it.
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? ;-)
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.
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.


Greg Stevens
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
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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cavaloalado Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed your work with gymnasts!
You have plans for further work with other gymnasts? Arthur Zanetti, Kohei Uchimura, Epke Zonderland, Fabian Hambüchen, Marcel Nguyen, Lin Chaopan, Yury Van Gelder?
GregStevens Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! That was a fun series to do... it would definitely be nice to go through another set! Thanks for the idea.
cavaloalado Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Welcome!
I'm anxious to see more great works of gymnasts!
nottisweettoothi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :iconfavbomb-plz:
mattpinyan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thanks very much.
kylebjart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite :)
StaceyQuay Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!!
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
My goodness, love XD You faved AND watched? Thank you so very much! :hug:
txhern Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
b-cars Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting gallery! :)
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