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Todd Wesley Hellems
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Aspiring adventurer | Indie illustrator | Roustabout researcher | Ersatz educator | Ignoble ignostic

Big on concept. Small on content.

I study linguistics, language, and psychology but I'm not sure what to do with what I'm learning. I hope one day to produce art that people love but I'm casual about production.

I love narrative art (comic books, illustrations and that) and I write and draw some of my more transgressional stuff under an alias. If you see something of mine here on deviantart marked as adult, think "Georgia O'Keeffe"; not "Larry Flynt".
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Neuro-Brush: Refined Storyboard
I'm doing a 30-frames per second, 3-second GIF (probably in the .swf format, also); That's 100 frames. I'll do most of it with GIMP and maybe play around with Inkscape for the swf version. This version of the storyboard more clearly displays the animation scheme, the dimensions & orientation of the character and his cranial eruption, and the details of the character's face. His bone structure looks harsher in these frames than it will in the final animation because I hope it will help me to keep track of his movement frame to frame.

Brief description: In a looping animation, a guy's head cracks open and an artist's brush breaks through with icons and fetishes pertaining to psychology, philosophy, linguistics, narrative, and art. He collects it all with something like telekinesis, stuffs it back into his head, and returns to his work ...
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Neuro-Brush: Storyboard for an animation project
I'm doing a 30-frames per second, 3-second GIF (probably in the .swf format, also); That's 100 frames. I'll do most of it with GIMP and maybe play around with Inkscape for the swf version. The next steps will include writing a complete description and drawing drafts for key frames.

Brief description: In a looping animation, a guy's head cracks open and an artist's brush breaks through with icons and fetishes pertaining to psychology, philosophy, linguistics, narrative, and art. He collects it all with something like telekinesis, stuffs it back into his head, and returns to his work ...
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artyminer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student General Artist
thank you for the watch.
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Tuntalm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching me ! :hug: It means a lot !
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gnoscobrown Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite like the neo-impressionististic tones and attributes in your faces and figures. I'll take more time and care viewing more of your gallery later.
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Tuntalm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Neo-impressionistic ? What do you mean ?

Thank you very much for the kind words :hug:
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gnoscobrown Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressionism and neo-impressionism are nineteenth-century artistic movements that are actually defined by certain techniques of applying paint to a canvas. I don't mean to suggest that you've employed that technique and instead mean that the modernist-impressionist qualities of your works look more like the works of the neo-impressionists than that of the impressionists. Your work is lovely without any classification, though.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

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TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for adding my gallery to your watchlist. :peace:
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gnoscobrown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A favor to myself, really -- I'm always looking for atypical figure studies. You're welcome, all the same, though.
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cable9tuba Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
thanks for watching :)
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gnoscobrown Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The pleasure is mine.
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