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Self portrait - The pioneers by iliasPatlis Self portrait - The pioneers by iliasPatlis
Heres the full version of my self portrait piece done for Wacoms “pioneers of Now" contest over at Behance.net., if that fails Im making it my sketchbook cover :)

It may look simple, but tying all the elements together and coming up with something to describe me as a pioneer of now was indeed hard.

This piece describes me as the artist being influenced and inspired and re-taught by my daughter. When she paints, she has no expectations, its fun, scribbles all over the place, the bolder the colour the more fun it gets, there is no pattern and no thought, its just fun.

This piece also reflects how my daughter is the destroyer of all that I create, and she loves this the most. The little hand at the top is her hand messing up my painting :)

Conclusion: I think having a kid in your life as an artist is a real eye opener(so grab the nearest kid and give him/her some crayons and observe), allows you to be extra silly, playful and have a constant reminder that not everything in life needs to be planned out, sometimes we just need to do stuff just for the fun of it, as cliché as it may sound we need to live in the moment.
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Self portrait - The pioneers by *iliasPatlis describes the beautiful relationship between the artist and his daughter, how he gets inspired and re-taught by his little girl. I recommend reading the description to the deviation, it gives a deeper meaning to this homage and self portrait. ( Suggested by petrova and Featured by pica-ae )

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2snails1shell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: !STUPENDOUS! :happybounce:
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Gryphonwolf6274 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo sweet and creative! :aww:
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iliasPatlis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) glad you can appreciate it
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Gryphonwolf6274 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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albertojz356 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
What a creative piece! I love it so much!
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iliasPatlis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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alexxx12345678 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
i can only imagine that situation xD
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
A beautiful picture and a beautiful story!
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iliasPatlis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :)
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true - I have lots of little kids in my life, so I know where you're coming from!  
This is adorable, I love it!
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