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Billy Huxley by SpikeJones67
Billy Huxley
I am a little ashamed of how long this has taken me. I did a lot of jumping between Photoshop and Manga Studio with this one. I don’t even wanna admit how many times I erased and redid that hair and beard (Yay layers!). But I told myself I was going to learn how to digitally paint without lines this year. So I tried a portrait because it’s easier to copy what I see without trying to invent shit out of my head. Now that I’m ready to post it, I’m seeing a dozen mistakes but I need to call it finished because I have too many other things I’m supposed to be working on. Model is Billy Huxley.
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I feel the need to go on a little rant about watermarks, art theft and the like. 

I am getting sick of people saying, “The watermarks are ugly” or “the watermarks are distracting.” 

Yes, I know. I put them there. Believe me, no one on this earth hates those watermarks more than I do. I LOATHE the fact that I have to ruin my own work with unsightly, distracting watermarks.

But do you know why I have to do it? Because people steal. Because if I don’t, someone will use my artwork, sell it on ebay or etsy or tee shirts or pillows or whatever. I’ve had it happen. And they’re making more money off my hard work than I am? No. Fuck that. That is not ok. That is why I have to watermark my work.

It’s especially damaging when some jackass home scratcher steals photos of my tattoos and puts them in his online portfolio, so people go to this numbskull thinking he did that cool pinup tattoo, and they walk out of this guy’s kitchen with scarred skin and hepatitis. (NEVER GO TO SOMEONE’S HOUSE TO GET A TATTOO, PEOPLE! GO TO A LICENSED, REPUTABLE SHIOP!) That is why I have to watermark my work. 

And you know what’s REALLY getting on my nerves lately? People reblogging my stuff (on tumblr), removing the credits and adding their own blog promos. You people deserve to be smacked in the face with a big floppy dick because that’s a double slap to my face. That is why I have to watermark my work.

And to the people that say I should be flattered that people steal my stuff? No. Fuck you, I am not flattered. I am angry and insulted. You are essentially wiping your ass with my hard work. I hate to break it to you, but just because an artist is talented, that does not mean it’s easy. We do not pull this stuff out of our asses. It’s hours of hard work and frustration. I don’t care if it’s a drawing, a digital painting, something handmade or  a photograph, it takes talent, and when you delete the credits from someone’s art, you are slapping them in the face. You are erasing their name and their effort. 

This is why we watermark our work.

DON’T BE THAT DOUCHEBAG.

Fenrir sketch by SpikeJones67
Fenrir sketch
Sketch of an upper half of a Ragnarok back piece I’m working on, Fenrir the wolf. The bottom half will have Odin riding Sleipnir (almost done with that part but URGH fucking eight legged horses are weird.) Obviously, some proportions need to be adjusted, ribs need to be curved more, Gleipnir needs to be more rounded and ribbon like, etc. etc. blah blah blah. Anywho, stay tuned for the rest.
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I feel the need to go on a little rant about watermarks, art theft and the like. 

I am getting sick of people saying, “The watermarks are ugly” or “the watermarks are distracting.” 

Yes, I know. I put them there. Believe me, no one on this earth hates those watermarks more than I do. I LOATHE the fact that I have to ruin my own work with unsightly, distracting watermarks.

But do you know why I have to do it? Because people steal. Because if I don’t, someone will use my artwork, sell it on ebay or etsy or tee shirts or pillows or whatever. I’ve had it happen. And they’re making more money off my hard work than I am? No. Fuck that. That is not ok. That is why I have to watermark my work.

It’s especially damaging when some jackass home scratcher steals photos of my tattoos and puts them in his online portfolio, so people go to this numbskull thinking he did that cool pinup tattoo, and they walk out of this guy’s kitchen with scarred skin and hepatitis. (NEVER GO TO SOMEONE’S HOUSE TO GET A TATTOO, PEOPLE! GO TO A LICENSED, REPUTABLE SHIOP!) That is why I have to watermark my work. 

And you know what’s REALLY getting on my nerves lately? People reblogging my stuff (on tumblr), removing the credits and adding their own blog promos. You people deserve to be smacked in the face with a big floppy dick because that’s a double slap to my face. That is why I have to watermark my work.

And to the people that say I should be flattered that people steal my stuff? No. Fuck you, I am not flattered. I am angry and insulted. You are essentially wiping your ass with my hard work. I hate to break it to you, but just because an artist is talented, that does not mean it’s easy. We do not pull this stuff out of our asses. It’s hours of hard work and frustration. I don’t care if it’s a drawing, a digital painting, something handmade or  a photograph, it takes talent, and when you delete the credits from someone’s art, you are slapping them in the face. You are erasing their name and their effort. 

This is why we watermark our work.

DON’T BE THAT DOUCHEBAG.

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SpikeJones67
Kris
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United States
I'm a female tattoo artist living in Virginia, specializing in pin-ups!

Sorry, I am not currently available for commissions, and I especially do not draw wives and girlfriends. I stay busy enough drawing at work, plus most of those custom tattoo drawings end up being homework if I'm booked with appointments all day, so at this point I need all the me time I can get to work on my own projects and experiment with new methods.

Please visit www.khaosink.com for the full gallery and bio.

Find me on Facebook by searching for Khaos Ink - The Art of Spike Jones.

I have disabled all prints on DA. If you would like to purchase a print of anything in my gallery, drop me a message and I can have it shipped to you directly from the print house. Plus 10% of all print sales are donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

Current Residence: Virginia / In My Own Little World.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Heavy metal/ Rock /Soundtrack scores
Favourite photographer: Steven Mitchell-Perry (arachnid15) & Katerina Mitchell (katerina423)
Favourite style of art: Comic Books, Fetish, anything controversial or emotional
Operating System: Mac!
Skin of choice: The tattooed kind and the naked kind
Favourite cartoon character: Wile E. Coyote
Personal Quote: "No Heart, No Art." - Spike Jones
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Kris & Thank you for joining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Often:) Thank you xoxolexxiiCutieShots
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Kris:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Growing Global Super Group Featuring Over 100+Galleries & dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Please Join Soon xoxolexxiiCutieShots
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AlonsoEspinoza Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs!
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urbanmusiq Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Thanks for watching :)
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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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Artistik-Bootya Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
birthday cake Happy BirthdayFree Birthday Icon 
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thaaaaaanks! :hug:
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Artistik-Bootya Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Welcome ;-) :peace: ;-) 
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warballoon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for watching, Kris! :D
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