Metals Account: Nine-MileStudios
You can see my old art at: nine-milestudios.deviantart.co…
Closed on Sundays
Metals Account: Nine-MileStudios
Artist Statement: As an artist, I believe it is my responsibility to project/create clean, wholesome art and address issues (moral, justice, or otherwise) present in the world in light of the truth from the Bible, while also showing Christian character and struggles through the interactions of my own characters.
"I found being famous online doesn't work. Looking for the praise of others is an empty echo. Be an influence and an encouragement for others." ~Me
"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~C. S. Lewis
"Yep. Life can be messy. I'm not perfect, I struggle a lot, and it makes me feel down sometimes. But at least I have Jesus. That keeps life going." ~Me
"Even a penny is too high a price to pay for personal integrity." ~Me
"All art thieves deserve a swift kick out the gallery door. So don't do it." ~Me
"If there is no basis for morals, no guide, no solid foundation, then the concepts of good and evil and the basis for morality is lost." ~Me
"Many things—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them." ~C.S Lewis
"Love really takes work, perseverance, and energy, so it shouldn't surprise me that to love Jesus it is going to take work, perseverance, and energy." ~my roommate
"Biblical success shows nothing of being perfect; rather it is the humble acceptance of God's grace in admission of sin and failure. That is step one. Step two is living a life of obedience out of love, revealing an effort to emulate godly character. It is a process of relationship, striving, and refining." ~Eric Alexander
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better." ~Andre Gide
“What makes art Christian art? Is it simply Christian artists painting biblical subjects like Jeremiah? Or, by attaching a halo, does that suddenly make something Christian art? Must the artist’s subject be religious to be Christian? I don’t think so. There is a certain sense in which art is its own justification. If art is good art, if it is true art, if it is beautiful art, then it is bearing witness to the Author of the good, the true, and the beautiful.” ~R.C Sproul
"Why is the world messed up? God made people to be loved and stuff to be used but people love stuff and use other people." ~My dad
"Fear enters our minds and begins to take over when we cling too tightly to those pictures of what we think our futures should look like, elevating them to idolatry status and diminishing the Artist of those very pictures." ~Pete Wilson
"If we worship money, in other words, we'll become a greedy person.
If we worship sex, we'll become a lustful person.
If we worship power, we'll become a corrupt person.
If we worship accomplishment, we'll become a restless, frantic person.
If we worship love and acceptance, we'll become a slave to others.
If we worship external beauty, we'll become shallow.
And worshiping anything other than the true God, we'll make us something other than what He created us to be." ~Pete Wilson
"Tolerance now demands an affirmation of virtually all behavior, no matter how immoral, unnatural, and bizarre." -Erwin Lutzer
"For He claims all, because He is love and must bless. He cannot bless us
unless He has us. When we try to keep within us an area that is our own, we
try to keep an area of death. Therefore, in love, He claims all. There’s no
bargaining with Him." -C.S Lewis
"Stop trying to perfect it. It won’t be perfect. You’ll be able to draw or write it even better ten minutes from now, tomorrow, a year from now. Forever. What you create in this moment is just an artifact of who you were at that moment in time. Don’t hate your old work because it’s bad...you’re better now than you were then." -Matt Kindt
You can call me Hawkeye or Maverick. I answer to either one. And there's not much to know about me. I primarily do traditional art, illustrations, comics, ceramics, 3D design, Metalsmithing (metals account: Nine-MileStudios ), and some (but not very much) photography.
Concerning my art, it takes me a while to come up with anything and even then it takes me forever to draw it. I'm working full-time and trying to start a metalsmithing business. I could be putting up two in one day or two in one month. It all depends on my schedule. And trust me, it's busy.
Other quick things to know:
I do appreciate constructive criticism and comments. It helps me to become better at what I like to do.
I'm willing to critique art. You can see my critiques here as examples what I do for a typical critique: hawkeyemaverick.deviantart.com…
PLEASE NOTE that I do have restrictions on what art I will critique. I will not critique:
Yaoi/Yuri or any other sexual pictures, nude art (personal issue), extremely violent art, art with male or female characters having terribly enlarged anatomy, or any "fetish" art (inflation, bondage, gender blender, vore, torture).
I DON'T have Yahoo or MSN messenger. I promise you I'm one of the hardest individuals to keep in contact with. Leaving a message on my profile works just as well. And if you want it private, send me a note.
I don't do art trades except for friends.
As an extension of my 'Artist Statement,' I don't draw excessive violence, Yaoi/Yuri, fetish, or sex-related drawings. Why? I am a follower of Jesus and I promised God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that I wouldn't. I believe that I am responsible for my art content before God. So don't ask me to do it, 'cause I won't.
(Although most of your questions are probably answered above)
Current Residence: A Macbook
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Whatever fits, right?
Print preference: Whatever works
Favourite genre of music: Depends on what mood I'm in
Favourite photographer: The random DA photographers I follow
Favourite style of art: Almost anything. Just because I draw Sonic-like art and do a lot of metalsmithing doesn't mean I don't like other stuff!
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.8!!
MP3 player of choice: I-Pod! Classic. XD
Shell of choice: Uhhh...green? With curls.
Wallpaper of choice: Something besides white and pink.
Skin of choice: Mine.
Favourite cartoon character: SONIC, SHADOW, KNUCKLES, AND SILVER!! Duh. Actually, most Sonic characters I likie.
Personal Quote: "If God's going to paint the perfect life for you, He's going to use some dark colors."