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Andrew W.K. by Joaris333 Andrew W.K. by Joaris333
While filling out a questionnaire, I was asked about my favorite pieces from my gallery. It was then that I realized that one of my favorite pieces wasn't even in my gallery.

To those of you familiar with my other work: I know what you're thinking. This isn't the type of work I normally do (here you see the messy layers, the flat hair, the total chaos of shapes that make up the entire piece). Definitely not the neat, near-neurotic work that I normally shoot for.

But I love this piece for reasons that have NOTHING to do with style or technique. The reason I like this piece is completely personal. In all honesty, it's got a lot of flaws. But it's the story behind this vector that makes me love it so much.

The subject of the piece is Andrew W.K. (and from the looks of things, probably circa 2001-2003). He is one of my favorite musicians/performers/speakers/party-starters/motivators/etc. , etc, etc...

I'm happy that the stars were aligned, and I was able to meet him :boogie:

On a final note: Criticism is discouraged for this piece. It's not about how many layers I used, it's not about technique, it's not about how many hours it took, or what color combinations I chose.

Yes, there is a High Quality version that was eventually printed (and signed :hug: along with pictures with him - all of which I cherish dearly :heart: ). But that version will not be uploaded here. Thanks for viewing and reading!
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AlindaRaydor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :D
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Damnit-Emmett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
somehow you made him look like Gandhi to me, and I am feeling only more enlightened presently because I am listening to a collection of covers he did of popular Japanese songs. Ever heard of "Linda Linda" by The Blue Hearts?
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Zanaris Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Andrew just makes you want to get up and party. I'm so glad you did an awesome piece.
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rebekahann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AAAAGGGH!!! I love it!!! How could anyone critique this? Even if I wasn't psychotically obsessed with the subject matter, I'd still be crazy about it. Love the softness of the facial features and the beautiful work on the hair. Thanks so much for posting this!
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Joaris333 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Hey Rebekah! :D Hope all is doing well with you! Thanks for the kind words. Maybe I'll do another one soon, and color it in. This time a bit more detailed though! :D

BTW I love the new drawings you have up! :)
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rebekahann Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyouthankyou!! life is good here. drawing constantly. have you checked out santo's party house yet? i heard the lines to get in are ridiculous.
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Joaris333 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
haha no! i haven't, have you?? I can't say I'm into clubs (they're loud, i've met 1 too many creepy guys there, etc etc) but just because Andrew W.K. is involved with this one, i'm tempted to go a few times and see how I like it :D I've heard amazing reviews for it though! Let me know if you ever check it out and tell me how it is :D
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DCZed Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
*Jumps up and down screaming out "We want fun"* totally jealous you met him lol. and this vexel is fantastic, by the way :D
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Joaris333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
AW thank you!! :D I am so happy you like it! =)
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oloriene Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Yeah! A.W.K. rocks harder than Chuck Norris at a Kung-Fu metal concert!!!
Well done man, nice job! (And I am very jelous!!)

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