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  1. Sean
    08-14-2011 01:51 PM - permalink
    Your 'Blue Bull' is great! Just love it.
  2. jeremy johnson ink
    11-30-2010 06:24 PM - permalink
    jeremy johnson ink
    i love the style of your art work it looks very good thanks for sharing
  3. kcortese
    10-23-2010 10:14 AM - permalink
    Yes my work IS influenced by my environoment. I was born a animal lover and was always in the woods playing as a child. I'm a real nature lover, I even find beauty in reptiles. Snakes have the most interesting colorful coat paterns, I tell people to just leave the wild animals alone and they won't bother you. Admire at a distance. But I always want to give them a big hug.

    My worst time of year is "HUNTING SEASON"! All I think about is "the poor animals". Especaially the bears, there are no regulations and they kill little babies. I always tell hunters that there is no game in our area, but they don't believe me for some reason. Maybe because I live next to the Allegheny National Forest?

    I have a large window at my desk that overlooks my horse field and forest. I can glance out while working on something or another.
  4. DLeeG
    10-23-2010 04:01 AM - permalink
    I was told the same thing by a tattoo artist. If you can draw with a pencil, then you can use a tattoo gun.

    I have an two old sketches that I did in charcoal. One is of an Hawain lady. It is one of the few times that I messed up a face. The other is of a centaur proposing to a mermaid.

    Your art in subject matter and materials seems to be influenced by your environment. Is that accurate to say?
  5. kcortese
    10-22-2010 08:42 AM - permalink
    Thanks DLeeG.
    That tiger cub charcoal sketch is probably 28yrs. old. I haven't done anything in charcoal since then. But I may do one over the winter.

    I can't woodburn during the winter because it really smells my house up. So I do a lot of painting in oils, acrylic, and pastels on canvas and slate.

    If you can sketch then you can wood burn. It's basically the same thing except your pencil is replaced with a hot hand device device. It's not as hard as you think.
  6. DLeeG
    10-21-2010 08:32 PM - permalink
    Your work is tops. I can't work very well in charcol. It comes out too dark and not fine detailed enough. I love your tiger cubs. I can't imagine the difficulties of pyrography. Great stuff.

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  • About kcortese
    I live in a rural part of NW Pennsylvania in the little town of Tidioute.
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Artwork, hiking, fishing, horse Back Riding
    Unemployed Clearical Worker
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    It's always a good day when you wake up, don't sweat the small stuff.


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