darkrubymoon

darkrubymoon

United States
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I am a 36 year old artist. I've worked using a wide range of mediums for my art and worked on a wide range of topics. I enjoy everything from country craft art and traditional oil painting to manga and hentai art and even some computer graphics. I've worked using acrylic paint, watercolors, oils, pastels, pencil, color pencil, pen and ink, clay, wood, paper, computer graphics such as MS Paint, Adobe Paintshop and Photoshop, Corel Draw, etc, etc. I've had some minor recognition such as a painting on display in a local gallery and some minor art awards. For a time I use to sell my art at local craft shows.

I will sometimes do commission work. My prices are reasonable, but I will only take on works I want to do and take as long as I feel I need to complete the piece to meet my standards of quality. If you are interested in having a work commissioned, please contact me with a detailed description of what it is you want done, and I will return with a price estimate for the work. Be sure to allow plenty of time for the work completion.

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This drawing was originally designed as a tattoo creation for a friend for whom has a special connection to falling stars. This image was done with Copic Markers and pen and Ink. The background was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting titled 'Starry Night'.

The ancient Greek Goddess for Falling or Shooting Stars was the Goddess Asteria. "Asteria was the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto.[2] According to Hesiod, by Perses she had a daughter Hecate." (wikipedia)

The Titan goddess of prophetic dreams, astrology and necromancy, Asteria flung herself into the Aegean Sea in the form of a quail in order to escape the advances of Zeus. (wikipedia)

"Asteria (pronounced as-TARE-ee-uh) is the Greek Goddess of the oracles of the night, such as astrology and dream interpretation. " [link]

Asteria means the island, which has fallen from heaven like a star. [link]

"The Name Astraea is a girl's name . The origin of the baby name Astraea is Greek with the meaning(s) depending on Gender/Origin being Greek- Star, Bright Astraea has the following similar or variant Names: Asta Astah Astera Asterah Asteria Asteriah Asterius Astira Astirah Astor Astra Astrah Astraea Astraeah Astrea Astreah Astread Astred Astrid Astyra Astyrah Estere Esther Hester "

"Easter celebrations were held hundreds of years before Christ was born, as festivals of spring honoring Eastre the great mother goddess of the Saxons, who's sacred animal was the hare. This name was fashioned after the ancient word for spring, Eastre. The goddess Ostara was the Norse equivalent whose symbols were the hare and the egg. " "The use of the egg goes back to ancient Mesopotamia where it was closely identified with another goddess of fertility, Astarte. The following quote from the ancient Egyptian historian Hyginus explains the connection: “An egg of wondrous size is said to have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, hatched it, and out came Venus, who afterwards was called the Syrian Goddess [that is, Astarte].”

Asteria is also sometimes liked with the Greek Goddess Artemis who is also equated with the Roman Goddess Diana, Goddess of the hunt. "Of the daughters of Koios, Asteria in the form of a quail (ortux) threw herself into the sea while fleeing a sexual union with Zeus. A polis was originally named Asteria after her: later on it became Delos. The other daughter Leto had relations with Zeus, for which she was hounded by Hera all over the earth. She finally reached Delos and gave birth to Artemis, who thereupon helped her deliver Apollon." [link]

Artemis later became identified with Selene,[5] a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She was also identified with the Roman goddess Diana,[6] with the Etruscan goddess Artume, and with the Greek or Carian goddess Hecate.[7]

Rabbits are typically symbolic of the Moon as in most cultures, when people look to the moon, they see a rabbit on the moon.

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darkrubymoon has uploaded Art Film

I am really going in the way back machine for this one. This painting was done for art class... probably in my freshman year of high school in 1991. I actually won some-sort of award for it and it was on display at some art show for high school artist or something. I am not sure what medium it was painted in except I had to use the really crappy art supplies at school. If you are a young artist yourself still in school, go out and buy yourself good art supplies and take the minimal you need with you to school to do your art projects. Paints and brushes used by hundreds of students who don't know how to paint are probably not going to be usable to do anything. It might be done in acrylic paint, maybe even poster paint.

The assignment was to do a still life, but the class didn't have any objects for working with, so the art teacher gave me a scrap of film lol. The images visible on the film are actually copies of random famous artworks I found in some art book.

The only photo-shop I did on this work was I re-sized my name. For some reason, I used the entire lower quarter of the painting to write my name on (I was paranoid in High School of students stealing my artwork as it happened several times). I also added a warming filter to give the image an old-fashion tone.

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This painting was done quite a few years ago when I was still in high school. The painting was intended to show good, evil, and mankind between the two. The colors intentionally split between dark and light. The Ouroborous upon the sheild and reiterated by the dragon signifies the battle between mankind facing the evil within him/herself. The sword, with the entwined snakes like the staff of Hermes is held to slay the dragon.

This painting was done upon heavy weight illustration board and painted with Acrylic paint.

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darkrubymoon has uploaded Love's Arrow

This picture of a cupid-like angel. Done in pen and ink, scanned, than colored in Adobe Photoshop.

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This is a comic image of a cupid looking for her next target of love. Created for Valentines Day.
Drawn in MsPaint and colored in Adobe Photoshop.

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darkrubymoon has uploaded Andromeda

I loosely based the picture on the story of Andromeda who was chained naked to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster. Created using MsPaint and Photoshop.

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This is an acrylic painting based on the 1955 shortbed Chevy that my cousin rebuilt. He sent me a photo, and it looked so incredible, I had to do a painting of it. My cousin is also a fantastic artist and works at www.AmericanBartop.com . The trucks is based on his photo. The roller skater is completely from my imagination as is the background. The restored truck was black, but I decided blue would show up better in the painting.

To get the truck just right, I used a grid layout on this image. Normally I don't do that as I find it to be somewhat cheating. Doing a grid layout is a technique where you take a photo and draw a grid over it. Then you enlarge the grid on your canvas using lightly drawn lines. That way, instead of freehand drawing a large image, your only concentrating on freehand drawing a single square in a grid. It is a commonly used technique that I find to be much more acceptable than the technique of tracing a projected image... another common technique that I refuse to do. If you ever wonder about how some artist get their works so photo-realistic... many are likely tracing a photo... something that I find to be outright cheating.

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This is a drawing designed for T-shirts and products in my store. The image of the car ( An imaginary car I call a Bord Musttong if anyone ask as I don't have the rights to that other car), was drawn in pencil, then pen and ink before being scanned on my computer. On my computer it was first colored and touched up in MsPaint, than Photoshop. The background was done as a separate layer as I plan to use the car image again. The checker pattern was done in MsPaint. For the font lettering and circle icon, I cheated a little and used a new Logo Design program I bought for seven bucks from a discount store.

This oil painting is intended to depict a battle scene between the fabled Amazon warrior women and the ancient Greeks. There is much evidence to suggest that these warrior women were more than mere myth as much archeological evidence supports that such a group may have lived and modern genetic test has even found where their ancestors may live today. I did make some attempt at making the clothing historically accurate but as few and vastly different iconography shows them wearing very different forms of clothes, I did a combination of the most likely outfit based on their proximity to the ancient Greeks.

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Originally drawn on computer for a paper automata project. This image was created with MsPaint and Photoshop.

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This digital painting was done first in pencil, then scanned into the computer where it was colored using MsPaint and Adobe Photoshop.

Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories. Few people know that Lewis Carrol, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was actually a teacher of mathematics and was very interested in logic problems. He was also a cosmologist. "Cosmology (from Greek κοσμολογία - κόσμος, kosmos, "universe"; and -λογία, -logia, "study"), in strict usage, refers to the study of the Universe in its totality as it now is (or at least as it can be observed now), and by extension, humanity's place in it. " The story of Alice in Wonderland I believe is filled with symbolism, and has many layers to the story that would not be understood by the average reader. For example, when Alice chases the hare with the pocket watch, this is a clear reference to zeno's mathematical paradox which was illustrated by Aesop's fable of the race between the tortoise and the hare. Lewis Carrol was very familiar with this paradox and even wrote a poem on the subject. The paradox is concerning infinite divisibility and the impossibility of how time and space must be and yet can not be infinitely divisible within finite time and space. This paradox is further demonstrated by the number upon the Mad Hatters hat, 10 / 6, which when divided results in infinite number 1.66666666666666666666 etc.

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This beautiful 1932 Hot-Rod truck is based upon a photo I took of a truck built by Dave in Maryland parked in front of a well known restaurant located in Historic Sykesville. I received permission to paint the truck, but altered the restaurant for the painting (as I didn't feel like asking permission for using the restaurants name). This is a watercolor painting with pen and ink done on 9" in 12" watercolor paper.

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