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Meaningful Art

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 11, 2015, 5:21 AM
 














Despite the silence from me for the last couple of weeks, I'm still here. I'm practicing a lot, experimenting, and most of what I'm making isn't polished work. I'm thinking of trying some traditional media work. Time will tell.

I've been reading lots about art, as well as finding new artists (new to me, anyway) and I've begun thinking about something: does art always have to have meaning? When artists talk about their work, when they're interviewed, they're inevitably asked, "what do you try to express in your work?" And they usually say something like "blah blah nature blah blah memories of childhood blah social commentary blah language of the subconscious" and you ask me the same question and I'll be like "I LIKE THAT COLOR" or "I DRAW STUFF WHAT LOOKS PRETTY".

sweet jesus purple by Enamorte
^ pretty much my manifesto ^

 It's not that I haven't tried to cultivate some sort of deep meaning in my art. I have feelings about serious things. But...I just don't feel they have a place in my art. Does that make my art shallow? If it does, I don't really think that's fair, because I can't be the only artist that feels this way. Maybe I'm undereducated. I haven't studied art extensively, much less the interpretation of it, so what the hell do I know? Maybe I'm just one of those poor uninitiated souls that hasn't been granted whatever magical decryption key is required to understand the profound meaning behind the work of any given artist. Am I bound to be the clueless, small-town yokel amid the cultured and informed upper class?

Seriously, I don't fucking get art sometimes.

2c3b7d8a3ee7bc53d48592fe039be903 by Enamorte



Does meaningful art have more inherent value than meaningless art? Is there such a thing as meaningless art? I already know what I think. I'm just curious about what you think.

'commissions closed' stamp by Enamorte

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Enamorte

Artist | Digital Art
Australia
I was born in small town Ohio, USA in 1983.

When I was 17, I started to take drawing seriously, and it began to consume me.

In 2008, I packed everything I could into two suitcases and moved to Australia to live with this guy.

There I remain, where art continues to mercilessly rule my life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

- Why isn't -x image- for sale as a print? I'd like to buy one.

- I used to submit every new piece as a print, but since they sold so infrequently, I stopped doing it. However, if you are interested in purchasing something as a print, just click the "Request as Print" link to the right of the picture and I'll get it set up for you, no problem. (Okay, so this question isn't exactly 'frequently asked', but I thought I'd put it here, anyway =P)

- I know your journal says you're not taking commissions, but is that up to date? Would you make an exception?

- Whatever the little stamp at the bottom of my journal says, goes. I always keep that up to date. And no, if it says commissions are closed, I do not make exceptions to that. The truth is, I do not typically take on commissions at all. I do not mean to sound rude if I turn you down for a commission, but if I say I am not taking them, then I ask that you please accept that. Thank you.

- I am interested in selling your work as PSP tubes, would you be interested?

- I already sell tubes through Creative Design Outlet, so no.

- Can I post your art to my Facebook page/blog/Tumblr/other non-profit site?

- Sure, just don't edit the images in any way. That means no color changes, no resizing, and absolutely no cropping. Also, I do not allow the use of my images on commercial websites without paying a licensing fee. Contact me here on DA or email (enamorte92 at gmail dot com) if you wish to use my images in this way.

- I would like to make wallpapers out of your art to share them on -website-, would you allow that?

- As I stated above, I do not allow my images to be edited. If you are wanting to make them from my tubes which you've purchased from CDO, then you need only follow the terms of use provided on their site. Other than that, I must say no.

- Can I tube -x image-? It will only be for my own use and I promise I'll give you credit.

- NO, absolutely not. I already offer tubes through CDO. If the piece you want to use isn't there, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

- Would you mind if I got some of your artwork as a tattoo?

- For the most part, sure, I don't mind. There are some pieces which are rather personal to me that would prefer you not (mainly just my Amethyst Eyes stuff), but as for the rest, go for it.

- I would like to enquire about licensing your work for use on my product/s, would you be interested?

- I can't answer that off hand, as it really depends on what the product is, but please note that I will not offer my images for sale in digital form. My work is currently already licensed through:

Creative Design Outlet (Paint Shop Pro tubes)

-Thanks for reading. :)

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Benjamin-k-waa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Hello!! Your work is great!!  I don't suppose you remember the name of the font you used for the links down the left side of your latest "checking in and small feature" above??
So how are you liking Australia after seven years?
Hope you're well,
BK
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GredellElle Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artworks are so beautiful! I love your style. :D
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg I could have sworn I was already watching you!! The hell? I've loved your work for ages anyways. Blithering Idiom Emote Contest I just try not to snoop around DA too much as I am easily influenced ^__^
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Enamorte Featured By Owner May 21, 2015   Digital Artist
ooh, thank you~! :love:
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RainbowFay Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just to to tell how very amazed I am at seeing your beautiful artwork. You have an enchantingly exquisite gallery.:D
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