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Today, Friday the 13th, at 11:59 EST the Kickstarter funding period for this dark and erotic art book ends.

If you add your support today you can have this hardcover collection of the 31 Inktober drawings presented in their original black and white as well as the digitally painted versions I've created as well as the 12-page horror comic I'm creating specifically for this book.  You can even choose from a wide variety of additional original art or print rewards for increased levels of support!

The project is already funded, but this is the last chance to get the book or these rewards at these prices.

Visit the page before time runs out!…

~Richard Pace
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Richard Pace
Artist | Professional | Varied
Current Residence: Just outside the GTA, Ontario
Favourite genre of music: no faves -- depends on the mood and needs
Favourite style of art: loose, painterly realism
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: a mac thing
Shell of choice: snail?
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Me
Personal Quote: Nobody cares if you can think outside the box if you can't colour inside the lines.


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DunjaTheQuince Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art!
MarcosDeDiego Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the happy Llama!!! much apreciatted coming from you!
RichardPace Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your Llama gift as well!
MarcosDeDiego Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
Lynchenberg Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I like your quote about thinking outside the box, but is it quite true? Think about it, the Sex Pistols couldn't really play music but people cared about them because of their message, same with Bob Dylan or Bob Marley, not really the best singers in the world. And in terms of art, guys like Vincent Van Gogh or even cartoonists like Charles Schulz matter to people because they did art that worked on an emotional level even if they didn't have the most technical skill.
RichardPace Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's an interesting discussion to have, but a few things -- McLaren knew what he was doing with his little art project, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley knew what they were doing regardless of the quality of their signing voice (similar to Bruce Springsteen), Van Gough and Schulz spent years developing their work, suggesting they didn't know what they were trying to accomplish and working at it from their early days does them both a considerable disservice.

After his NY trip, McLaren knew he wanted a 'punk' band and made one by assembling the pieces when he returned to London.

Dylan and Marley were master songwriters before they made it big.

Van Gough clearly knew what he was trying to achieve and was fully engaged with the philosophy of the impressionists.  His time at Arles with Gaugin was a key developmental point for him, but he didn't have an impact until well past his death.

Schulz is still recognised as the greatest daily strip cartoonist, which requires its own skill set.  I doubt it would have been as interesting were Alex Raymond to have drawn it, and his early, pre-Peanuts work is largely forgotten.

Before they became that they had to learn those skills before breaking into new directions.  All of these people learned how to colour in the lines before doing things outside the box.  None of these people accomplished anything of note while they were learning the ropes -- few people are.
Lynchenberg Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Good thoughts, I will continue striving to learn to colour inside the lines! But I must ask, what do you think of post-punk bands like Throbbing Gristle or Joy Division, the former who never bothered to learn how to play "properly" and the latter who went in a different direction when they realized they'd never learn how to play "punk" properly? Is it a similar situation as the Sex Pistols and Dylan or something else?
RichardPace Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Properly and the making things the way you want to look/sound are essentially the same.

IIRC, Joy Division worked at it (gigging clubs, demos and the like) for two years under different names and had their first real hit five years after starting (and Curtis's suicide) in 1980. 

Knowing what you're doing doesn't really mean doing it the same way as everyone else.

The vast majority of real innovators put in a tremendous amount of work, but only draw attention at a sort of confluence of expertise, invention, and effort.

My usual example of seeing where the real success comes from, look to which band members or creative partners flourish or maintain after the dissolution of a band/group.  At the beginning Axel got a huge and, in retrospect, unfair amount of credit for Guns n' Roses sound and creativity.  Post-GnR, Slash and the rest of the band are playing and making albums while their former front man can't get it together.  A less fair comparison would be Nirvana, as Cobain tipped out, we'll never know what he would have been capable of outside the group, but Grohl has proven a driven entertainer.

One-off or brief successes can happen, but the people we generally acknowledge as masters or innovators do the work with discipline.

bellocqa Feb 23, 2014   Photographer

Thanks so much for the :+devwatch:

Most appréciated.



RichardPace Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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