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Ruminations and Fingers

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 9:51 AM
For a more intimate and sensual Simanion experience, "like" my page on Facebook! ..Here: www.facebook.com/simanion

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Hello everyone. 

5am has just gone by and I've realised that if I visit DeviantArt and pause for a little moment, and sit in the eye of the clutter and strange noises and gratuitous nudity to actually digest what I'm doing, what I've done here, what here has done for me, recall the names and avatars that have come and gone, smile at the familiar faces and the new ones...I get very sentimental. In a way, it's like peering into a series of time capsules, documenting my life and artistic state. In a way it makes me sad. I genuinely yearn for the time when I could maintain real interactions here, and was so excited to upload something new almost every week. I was excited to be discovering that I wanted to be an artist for life. I didn't appreciate the luxury of all that time and uninterrupted opportunities to act on inspiration. 

As I've gotten older I think I've grown increasingly introverted. The internet and online connections truly overwhelm me. They almost scare me. I'm plugged in to so many social portals, all of which are directly or indirectly a means to promote myself and my work, and are a blurring of my identities as a person and as an artist. I make a distinction because if I didn't I think I'd be consumed. I don't really know by what, it's just some vague and unformed bit of knowledge contained within me that I could end up in an asylum.

Ideas for artwork I would once commit to reality now endlessly circle the inside of my head, and half the time that's almost enough for me. Having the idea, visualising the finished piece. It's a very weird place to be as an artist. Perhaps the lack of free time for my own work has forced me to be so selective with what I pursue that I've just arrived at a point where I filter everything.

I don't really have a point or an argument here, I'm just some guy with ruminations and fingers, and a rare urge to share something of myself in this moment. I'll probably wake up feeling completely different, haha.

 Part of me knows that in order to "make it" as an artist, I will one day have to quit my day job as a designer and throw myself into artmaking full time with no ropes and no returns. It's all just treading water til then. 

But on the bright side I've just returned from an awesome 4 week trip around Japan with my girlfriend. It was genuinely inspiring creatively, a bit of a wake up call to be less precious in the creation of my work and the following through of ideas. Style, originality, weirdness, wonder, skill, fantasy, flow and beauty. I like those things, others like those things, just do it.

~Simanion/Simon, but which one I don't know

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Kimbra, Dappled Cities, The Stones
  • Reading: Plato's Symposium
  • Watching: Clouds
  • Eating: My own skin
  • Drinking: Sunshine
Masked Serpent of the Sky by Simanion
Masked Serpent of the Sky
Size: A3
Medium: Watercolour

The result of a very stream-of-consciousness amalgamation of ideas and techniques. It ended up being some kind of flying, semi-organic dragon-esque serpent thing, with a mask. Possibly an airship.

Some of the techniques were vaguely inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's beautiful loose watercolours.

Hope you like it!
~Simon

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Simon
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Many years ago, in a universe not unlike our own, a fragrant tribe of shaman poets concocted a complex soup of mirth and mystical mirrorball madness. As the clouds rolled and the rivers rose, the steaming soup continued to boil, with boiling duties being passed down the shaman line.

Finally when the moon shed its final tear and the stars whispered that it was time, the soup was fashioned into a mighty multi-coloured candle mountain - its wick burning bright in an eternal seaweed trance in the sky.

Then some random exotic erotic neurotic jester came and bit a chunk out of the bottom, made love to a swan and buried the egg deep in a purple and yellow meadow.

What awoke, hatched and grew out of the sugary earth was Simanion - both hunter and gatherer, both child and man, but probably more child, like a knowing child, a plant/animal/mineral hybrid that rides the twilight rainbow for sumfin to do and stuff.
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Ruminations and Fingers

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 9:51 AM
For a more intimate and sensual Simanion experience, "like" my page on Facebook! ..Here: www.facebook.com/simanion

~ x ~

Hello everyone. 

5am has just gone by and I've realised that if I visit DeviantArt and pause for a little moment, and sit in the eye of the clutter and strange noises and gratuitous nudity to actually digest what I'm doing, what I've done here, what here has done for me, recall the names and avatars that have come and gone, smile at the familiar faces and the new ones...I get very sentimental. In a way, it's like peering into a series of time capsules, documenting my life and artistic state. In a way it makes me sad. I genuinely yearn for the time when I could maintain real interactions here, and was so excited to upload something new almost every week. I was excited to be discovering that I wanted to be an artist for life. I didn't appreciate the luxury of all that time and uninterrupted opportunities to act on inspiration. 

As I've gotten older I think I've grown increasingly introverted. The internet and online connections truly overwhelm me. They almost scare me. I'm plugged in to so many social portals, all of which are directly or indirectly a means to promote myself and my work, and are a blurring of my identities as a person and as an artist. I make a distinction because if I didn't I think I'd be consumed. I don't really know by what, it's just some vague and unformed bit of knowledge contained within me that I could end up in an asylum.

Ideas for artwork I would once commit to reality now endlessly circle the inside of my head, and half the time that's almost enough for me. Having the idea, visualising the finished piece. It's a very weird place to be as an artist. Perhaps the lack of free time for my own work has forced me to be so selective with what I pursue that I've just arrived at a point where I filter everything.

I don't really have a point or an argument here, I'm just some guy with ruminations and fingers, and a rare urge to share something of myself in this moment. I'll probably wake up feeling completely different, haha.

 Part of me knows that in order to "make it" as an artist, I will one day have to quit my day job as a designer and throw myself into artmaking full time with no ropes and no returns. It's all just treading water til then. 

But on the bright side I've just returned from an awesome 4 week trip around Japan with my girlfriend. It was genuinely inspiring creatively, a bit of a wake up call to be less precious in the creation of my work and the following through of ideas. Style, originality, weirdness, wonder, skill, fantasy, flow and beauty. I like those things, others like those things, just do it.

~Simanion/Simon, but which one I don't know

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Kimbra, Dappled Cities, The Stones
  • Reading: Plato's Symposium
  • Watching: Clouds
  • Eating: My own skin
  • Drinking: Sunshine

pica-ae has interviewed me about my work for Project Educate's Typography Week! Check it: pica-ae.deviantart.com/journal… 

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awesome work
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I'm loitering on your profile. =}
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Booga! And in other news, that interview you did for the typo thing was nifty. Rock on!
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great stuff. i feel good watching your art
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to :iconwonderful-world:  Before you begin please read the submission rules here wonderful-world.deviantart.com… Make sure that you submit to the correct folder or your work may be declined. We are really looking forward to seeing your images of the beautiful world that we share!
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MattiaCremonini Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Hi
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sonceto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Simanion lots of things changed i see :)Just want to say hiiii :)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Or not much at all! :P Hey Sonceto! Good to see you're still around here x
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marsquiek10244 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Your very welcome. I really like your unique art style.
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Entesi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely lovely work! I know you hear this a lot, but it's true :D

And I so enjoy your DeviantART ID :XD:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A very late "THANK YOU"! :D Always good to hear!
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Entesi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha no problem :D
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CommuMist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As far as visual art, what influences you? Often one can tell somebody's favorite artists by looking at their work, but not you. Everything seems very much your own.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Firstly, thank you. I think every artist aims for something like that. Ah, my most feared question haha. Only because I don't really know. I like the kinds of works that can be vaguely lumped into the Pop Surrealism movement. The closest thing to a direct influence on me is Shaun Tan - I just consistently love everything he does. He's an Australian illustrator who makes seriously beautiful picture books that are super whimsical but also often very philosophical, sometimes allegorical. But even then, I only discovered him because a friend mentioned that my work reminded them of his. But I have worked hard to find my own thing, and that came after years of copying when I was much younger, trying out lots of different styles and not really worrying about what was popular, just what I enjoyed making. Thanks for asking! 
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