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Well I am an Artist, and I guess you could say that I am a starving artist at least for this time in my life, and incidentally I also put that title on both of my other profile sites and one is "Friendster" and the other is "my-space". Anyway my aunt "Billy" was the one who first got me started in art by introducing me to water colors, but although I had some prior stimulation to art before her and it was in art class, and that was one reason why I asked her to help me with my project, and as a matter of fact she was a good landscape, and seascape Artist her self, and I think that me and her had a good relationship in a lot of ways. And nevertheless my cousin Jack re-stimulated my interest in art again because he suggested that I do my painting, and he also says that I am the best artist in the whole world, and he basis that on a few pieces of art that he saw that I did--now I know that they are good works; but I don't think that my pieces of art are near as good as 17'th and 18'th century Master's art works; not at all because my colors steal need some revision but over time I am getting better at it, plus I find that the more I learn the less hardship the work becomes. Well just between you and me I really don't think that Jack really knows all that much about the art process anyway but hes just trying to be helpful you know. Anyway he has not had a great reputation in our family, but I have to try to get along with him because his mother and him both helped me get on some public services that helped me for a long time, Well anyway he wants me to write a book on my art; that is teaching people how to draw and paint, and to paint landscapes, and seascapes. Also we have some art projects that we want to do, but with his own book project I'm not sure when we'll do our projects.

Nevertheless I also want to write a book on my own "muli-dimensional universe theory", and time travel as well, and it would be about how the universe really works in my view of reality.

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portraiture artist, drawing; painting; landscapes. Kansas City, MO
Drawing pictures, people; landscapes all in pencil Kansas City, MO
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I am an artist, and I really like to paint "landscapes", and "seascapes"; and my most important work though is "Portraiture" because that was really me and Jacks most important projects that we had planed to do. But I also like to draw pencil pictures too and you can also put them in frames just like paintings, and plus you can do them in different stages of done-ness, but although I think that changes the price some at least in my mind. Well also I thought that it was a new thing to paint in black and white, but as I look around me I see that there is a lot of people today doing that type of work, and also in the past too, but that's one way that I like to work.

Well I am also interested in science and I have been for many years, but what really has got me so interested is the "Art Bell" program because he has had some interesting guest on there that talk about time travel. But the real thing is that I want to write a book on my "muli-universe" theory, and the truth about how God really set the universe up in my own opinion which I think is based on what Gods plans are, and why he created time travel; and time itself.

Well I used to like to go on rock-hound trips when I was in Phoenix AZ., but I don't do much of that anymore because of all of my health problems that Ive had for the last ten years or so, and because of some of the loneliness that Ive experienced over the last ten years or so as well--I keep thinking that I need to find my lover before I pursue my passions so that I can be happy and fulfilled in my life.

Anyhow I like to exercise, plus I'm a part time "Bodybuilder", and I may someday write a "Book" on how to build a body properly, but with all of the projects that I want to do I really doubt that I'll ever get around to it anytime soon because I want to focus on my most important projects.
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Nevertheless, I have not done much with my life because I dropped out of school in my high-school years because of my depression, and my teacher Mr. Anthony who was a very good "Alhambra High-school teacher" tried to convince me not to drop out but sadly I was so depressed because I felt that I didn't belong so I just dropped out. Well now many years later though I have tried to train myself a lot in different subjects, and although I am not a master yet in these subjects at least some of them, but I am steal trying to at least put an effort in learning them to the best of my abilities, and also I have had a learning disability in the past so I have always had to work harder; plus my mind has a hard time "Accessing knowledge"--meaning I am sometimes forgetful anymore; and sometimes I wish that I would get a bullet to the head to open up my mind, but then I think it might kill me or make my mind worse actually so then I think maybe then that's not actually such a great idea.

And anyway I have worked hard to re-study punctuation by reading books by "Author Harry Shaw", and other books on punctuation to help me in my writing skills to make me a better writer. And also I have in the past read a book on "nuclear reactors", and of course Ive forgotten a lot of what that book was about because its been such a long time ago, but now also I remember devising a new theory on magnetism, I also think I came to the conclusion that magnetism was another form of gravity. But anyhow I have always been really interested in science books, I have read "Brian Greene's Elegant Universe", and others as well. But now I also have a book project of my own that I would like to write some day, but that's not the art project that Jack wants me to write; that is the "Multi-dimensional" Universe theory" that I have; that was a theory based on the experiment done a long time ago--it was based on the effects caused in the "Philadelphia Experiment", I call these effects the "B.decay effects".
Education:
Well I have had high-school, and grade-school both, but like I said I dropped out of high-school after my third year I think if I remember because its been so long.

But anyhow I have trained myself a lot, and I am willing to learn anything I need to better myself, and I don't mind doing anything so as long as it pays good, and if that job does "pay good" then I would want any of these employers to give me a good chance at a good salary, and If that employer decides that I can't do it then I'll leave its as simple as that; because I don't want any employer unhappy with unsatisfactory work etc. its as simple as that, and I will just move on down the road because nowadays employers can't afford goof-ups and jobs done under-par because its expensive I understand. But just one more thing I am not cheep though because it is not a cheep world anymore and no one can afford anymore to work for less than "50'$ an hour" so I am not cheep.

Well I can draw people, and paint people; and I have never drew "Cartoons" but I could draw them if I had to if the pay is right; I could paint "portraits"; I can also draw "portraits"; and I can paint on glass too--never done it but there's always a first time, but I can do it; and I can probably "Draw Criminal" descriptions too but I have never done it and also with enough practice I probably could. Anyhow I can probably do just about any "Art" jobs that there are out there.

One more thing I could probably be a pretty good "Art Director" but I have never done it though, but I have a good eye for a good backdrop like "movie backdrops" and that's because I know how to make a realistic looking painting through all of the painting studies that I have done over the years, plus knowing what's pretty much appropriate for Old fashioned looking clothing but although I'm not an expert on 17'th and 18'th century clothing necessarily but I have a good eye. But I can pretty much do any art project that you could conceive of.
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John Spurlock is located in Kansas City, MO and has the following skills: portraiture artist, drawing; painting; landscapes., Drawing pictures, people; landscapes all in pencil
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portraiture artist, drawing; painting; landscapes.

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Well I am a "Portraiture Artist", and now anyway I need "Pictures" of my clients if they want me to paint a portrait of them, or I will also need a picture of anything that they may want me to paint too; unless they want me to "pick out the backdrop for them". Now also if I had "Customers" I would go to any level to "please them", but right now I don't for one good reason is because no one knows me right now, and the other reason is because painting is really "very expensive nowadays" and thats why I wanted to "mass-produce all of my paintings" because there is a lot more money in that way of doing it--you "can't make any money in selling individual pieces"--the only way I feel is to have a "printing company help me", or someone who has a way of printing and mass-producing my work that would take me "under their wing and help" me some way.

Anyway in addition I would expect all of my clients to pay "all of the expenses of the cost of my work, and in that way that would tell me that the client really wants the work done"; and also I wouldn't be out any money because painting is (very expensive nowadays) like I said earlier; but I don't mind doing an occasional painting for someone so as long as its not any out of pocket cost to me. Anyhow I like to do work for clients that really "appreciate art" real well and really want a "real oil portrait done" of them, or one of their loved ones, or anything else that they may want me to do.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Well I have had "No formal Education in Art". But anyway however I taught myself how to paint, and I had to learn a-lot about the paint chemistry to help me better understand the nature of "paint" and "driers" for my book that I wanted to write, and also the video that me and my cousin wanted to do on my art, and we also wanted to make our own paint and use it in the video in my art, but we also were working on learning to stretch our own canvases, although we never got around to it because Jack my cousin is so busy with his own book right now and when he gets through then hes supposed to help me with it, but the only education that Ive had was in "Grade-school and some in High-school", and I never had gotten my (GED.) general equivalency diploma in school because like so many young people I sadly dropped out when I was about probably 17' years old I would say. But anyhow over the years I have had to train myself in art, and I have been on and off for many years "experimenting with painting portraits, and some landscapes, and I have done a few seascapes that I have attempted" over the years. And also I have tried to read on the "Old Master's works" to try and enhance my own work and apparently it has payed off because this most recent work Ive done is my best. So I train myself in everything that I know because I just can not afford college, but I have read a lot on my craft because if I hadn't I would not of been inspired with myself at all because before I read on the masters stile of painting I was beside myself. But anyway I may steal get my GED. someday anyway. Well like I said earlier my friend Jack wants me to write a book on my stile of art to teach people to paint portraits and landscapes etc., and also he really wants to make a "painting video" with me so that I can have another way to teach people as well. Anyhow I also want to write a book on my "Multi-dimensional Universe Theory", and "Time Travel", but that's my own project.
Years Experience: 15

Drawing pictures, people; landscapes all in pencil

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I draw people in different kinds of situations, and I also draw them in the way that a customer would want me to draw them like roomscapes; seascapes; mountain scapes; barscapes etc. But I also draw them with different levels of detail, or at least I can; or I can do them in different mediums; or different shades of pencil; but I only require pictures of them because live sessions are kind of hard because I am slow and it takes me some time to do the project--I require pictures, or backdrops of anything they want me to paint; or draw etc. But nevertheless I am willing to give it a try if there is an employer out there that will pay me good and give me a chance, and I can help an artist if they pay me good as well because even Master Artists in the past had help in their studios at times. But my point is that I am willing to try new things like art directing, helping in art projects etc., and just about any kind of conceivable project I am at least willing to learn how to do it, and if I can't please my employer then I will leave and then whoever I'm working for won't have to pay me for any more time except for the time that I had worked only, and I'll understand why he let me go.


And also anyone that I'm painting a portrait, or just any kind of painting for I will make sure that they are happy and we will work out something so as long as they pay for their own canvases, and frames; or anything that is needed for the project that is costly; or extra necessities that are really needed for the project especially expensive chemicals that I cannot aford. But nevertheless I really want the customer to be happy with the work or else it wouldn't be worth it to me because that's part of the satisfaction of painting.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Well I have had "No formal Education in Art". But anyway however I taught myself how to paint, and I had to learn a-lot about the paint chemistry to help me better understand the nature of "paint" and "driers" for my book that I wanted to write, and also the video that me and my cousin wanted to do on my art, and we also wanted to make our own paint and use it in the video in my art, but we also were working on learning to stretch our own canvases, although we never got around to it because Jack my cousin is so busy with his own book right now and when he gets through then hes supposed to help me with it, but the only education that Ive had was in "Grade-school and some in High-school", and I never had gotten my (GED.) general equivalency diploma in school because like so many young people I sadly dropped out when I was about probably 17' years old I would say. But anyhow over the years I have had to train myself in art, and I have been on and off for many years "experimenting with painting portraits, and some landscapes, and I have done a few seascapes that I have attempted" over the years. And also I have tried to read on the "Old Master's works" to try and enhance my own work and apparently it has payed off because this most recent work Ive done is my best. So I train myself in everything that I know because I just can not afford college, but I have read a lot on my craft because if I hadn't I would not of been inspired with myself at all because before I read on the masters stile of painting I was beside myself. But anyway I may steal get my GED. someday anyway. Well like I said earlier my friend Jack wants me to write a book on my stile of art to teach people to paint portraits and landscapes etc., and also he really wants to make a "painting video" with me so that I can have another way to teach people as well. Anyhow I also want to write a book on my "Multi-dimensional Universe Theory", and "Time Travel", but that's my own project.
Years Experience: 25