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I am still alive (and well), though mostly inactive on DeviantArt. I've  been distracted this past year by the overwhelming desire to build my vinyl record collection. Now looking to get some balance back into my life by exercising the creative parts of my brain!
Origin 41 by steveoxley
Origin 41
So long to complete a drawing - almost a year. Somehow I got distracted by other endeavours.

Copic multiliners on Canson 300gsm Smooth paper.

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Journal Entry: Sat Mar 8, 2014, 3:18 PM
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Black Sabbath (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
  • Reading: weekend newspapers
  • Watching: American Pickers
  • Playing: scrabble
  • Eating: lentils
  • Drinking: black coffee
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Stop press. I've been walking around with a big smile on my face and a spring in my step since yesterday afternoon. I had a call from the cafe where some of my drawings are on display. They sold three framed prints (of Orign 28, Origin 32 and Origin 34). This is the first time I've sold any of my artwork. Whoo hoo. The guy who owns the cafe says he's been getting a lot of great feedback about my drawings too. This is one happy little black duck.

Oddly, consistently devious


Fighting obsessive tendancies
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I started drawing in 2008 as a creative release from my job. Eventually I came to realise that the creative spark behind the endless doodles in my notebook needed to be explored more deeply than was ever possible in the fleeting moments of artisitic expression I'd managed to that point. I have no idea where this creative journey is taking me, except to say I am drawn to detail and like images that connect in some way with spirit and soul. My usual approach is to allow each drawing to evolve without great forethought as to the final image, so that the source of my art lies in that transitional place between the unconscious and conscious minds. The work of Ernst Haeckel is a constant reference, while I draw inspiration from the art of the Indigenous peoples of Australia.

One of the main themes of my drawing is "origin". The Origin series speaks to the relationship between the living form and the spiritual realm. These pieces are an expression of the link between the cellular and spiritual, calling upon the theme of sacred geometry. They make the statement that the biological and spiritual are intrinsically linked and inseparable.

You'll see too that sometimes I dabble in poetry - usually reflections on the human condition. My method here is to fix on an idea, and as with my drawing, follow it to see where it goes, but in the written form mostly following rhyme as the pattern that guides.

Current Residence:Certainly not Babylon
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much anything with an edge and/or layers
Favourite photographer: My mother (How could I say otherwise?)
Favourite style of art: Australian Aboriginal painting
Operating System: biomechanical
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic
Shell of choice: cowrie
Wallpaper of choice: anything in paisley
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Bender


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AaliyahNavras Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there!
I just launched my FB Page with new artworks, take a look if you want or just keep having an amazing day! :happybounce: 
peace out!…
offermoord Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Hi Steve, Happy Birthday!!
oboudiart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, my friend ... Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Nod
Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Happy Birthday :iconsun--plz: :iconfloatingheartplz:
bttfmjffan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Thank you for the llama
SoulfireArtworks Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Many thanks for your support..
YossyHal Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thank you for the fav :)
andresbestardmaggio Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work to your favourites. and for adding me to your watch!…
GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Fav! I really appreciate that!:happybounce: Hi! 
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