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Russell Okon
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United States
Current Residence: Chicago
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Dark and Twisted
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
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Well its been about 4 months since my last update in my journal so I guess its about time. The last 4 months has been exceptionally busy for me with remodeling my home (still), looking for a job and just normal everyday family life.

Ok first lets cover my remodeling. I bought my new home about a year ago now and i have been constantly working on it every day since and finally I am done for now, not because I got everything done but because I have run out of money to do it :( . That is ok though because I am totally burnt out. I have my computer room and second bath now done. I was able to drywall the basement and I'm going to have some people come in and mud the walls for me. I'll then pant the walls but the ceiling and the floor will have to wait till we get visa under control. If you want to see what I have done so far in the basement take a look here www.okongraphics.com/temp/base… the basement is still a complete mess but when i get the walls painted everything will find a home.

Second thing that I worked on is a new website just for my artwork and photography. The reason I created the new site was because I talked to a friend of mine that I knew when I was in the Navy about 25 years ago. His name is Alex Bostic and he was a wonderful artist / Illustrator. I looked him up just recently and found out that he is now a professor at University teaching art. I contacted him and  we talked. I asked him to look at my artwork here on DA and wondered what he thought of it. He told me he loved it and that I need to have other people in the industry look at it too. He said that DA might be a fun place to show and talk about art but that I need to get people that would hire me to look at it. He said to build a simple website showing my work and not to worry about a fancy site because  the people that will be looking are not interested in how fancy the site is. They just want to see the work that I have done.

Now another important thing that he told me was that if I want to know what was hot in the art / Illustration  world that I should get the Spectrum books www.spectrumfantasticart.com/ . These books contain the very best works from artist all over the world. This is the book that art directors look at first to find talent. He told me to submit some of my stuff for the book. After looking through the book I thought no way I could ever get in there but I will try anyway. The book also contains art directors and client so that I could compile a list of people to email and try to get them to look at my site. That is way I created my new simple site.

Please take a look at it and tell me what you think. I will be open to all suggestions. russokon.com/

Lastly I am trying to get back into creating again but I still have a few family issues that I have to work out and the stress of finding a new job is not helping my creativity. So stay tuned Im not going anywhere.

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X-ample Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Come baaack :hug: :(
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paulauskas Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
i love your gallery friend :clap: watch u
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FallenRox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
=)
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Dark-SpectrumDS Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your photomanipulations are pretty cool! Great work!=D
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Schadowface Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your work is really great, so beautifully dark! Ive added you to my watch-list, I'm looking forward to your next work :-)
Dark greetings

Schadowface :evileyes:
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Neriak Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Hello there, I have featured some of your work in my Things That Go Bump In The Night article. Feel free to check it out and have a good day :)
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PERSONALITATI Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
INVITATION
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS AND CARICATURES "MIHAI EMINESCU”

- Cartoonists Association of Romania is preparing a major exhibition EMINESCU.

- We invite you to participate in this cultural project.
For this you need to send the portrait or caricature of Mihai Eminescu ([link])

- All drawings from [link] will be exhibited.

- It also will print a catalog of all drawings from exhibition. The catalogue will be send to all participants.

- Digital art must be 300 dpi resolution and size 21x30 cm or greater.

- It also send the photo and a brief biography. They will be printed on the album.

Email Addresses: muzeu_personalitati@yahoo.com ; ionita@personality.com.ro

The deadline for submission of drawings: May 15, 2011.

I wish you much success,
Nicolae Iontia (www.personality.com.ro/ionita.htm)
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revrendwilliam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
happy deviant birthday
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WayneGelo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
real pleasure looking through your work i actualy came across your gallery whilst searching displacment iv not even checked the tutorial now i kinda got lost going through all your work awsome gallery wishing you all the best
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brycek23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I'm dropping you this message because you are on my favorites list. I am holding a call to all visual artists: my band A Fallen Mind is looking for album-style artwork. I love the work that you do and so I was hoping you could do some original artwork for this call.

The winner receives $$, publicity/advertising, and more. If you're interested (which I hope you are) please send me an email at afallenmind@gmail.com and I will give you the necessary details.

Hope to hear from you and I hope you keep up the excellent work!
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