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Cliff Roth
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Hangout Innovator, Freelance Artist, Professional Candymaker
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Digital Painting, Character Design, Creature Design, Speaking in front of large groups of 2 or less, Writing, Feigning Interest,
Employment
  • Freelance Artist
    1978 - present
  • Mars, Incorporated
    1998 - present
  • Thinker
    present
  • Speedpaint Master of the Googleverse (or so I have been dubbed)
    present
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I think I exist but I could be wrong and if I am, who am I to care?
Introduction
I am an artist with a focus on digital painting though I also  work in acrylic, graphite, charcoal marker and colored pencil. 


i am probably best known on Google Plus for my Speedpaint Hangouts. For more information about them please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page. 

There are several other things you might want to know about me:

- I am sarcastic which doesn't always translate well on the net.
- I have a very warped sense of humor
- I am a big Gwar fan. 
- I am a self-deprecating narcissist
- I am an optimist with a healthy sense of paranoia The glass is half full, but with what exactly?
- I work for Mars Inc making M&Ms but in no way shape or form speak for them. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 
- I can hold mutually exclusive thoughts in my head.
- I love to debate and play devils advocate. 
- I like to shoot holes in peoples arguments (and have them point out holes in mine). 
- I troll the ones I love 
- I have my own interview show 'Cliff's Speedpaint Hangout Interview Thing' (episode one linked below)
- I don't drink/ smoke/ eat brussel sprouts
- I don't particularly like sports.
- I have artwork for sale here


I am a moderator for three communities:
Digital Painting
G+ Caricature Community:
Gwar Friends and Fans



Here is a selection of past posts:
Suggested Changes to the New (May 2013) Layout:

Google Plus is Not a Social Network

PSA Forcing Notifcation

Business Lessons I Gleaned From Dr. Seuss

The Tale of My First Gwar Show

Lessons Learned

Speedpaint Hangout Interview Thing 1st episode

Speedpaint Hangout FAQ:

Q: How do I get on the list to be Speedpainted?
A: Express your interest to me and I will add you to my 'To Be Speedpainted Circle' which gets invited into my Speedpaint Hangouts first.  Then just pop into one my Speedpaint Hangouts and you _might_ get painted.  Alternatively you can pay me $40 and you _will_ be painted. 

Q: How often do you do Speedpaint Hangouts?
A: Nowadays infrequently. Their unexpected boost to my popularity had the great side-effect of boosting the number of commissions I get. This in turn takes away from hangout time. That being said I love hosting them and will do them when I can.

Q: How do we find out when you are doing them?
A: On rare occasions I will schedule them a day or so in advance like I did for the Cliffathon but most of the time about 15 minutes prior to holding one I will let my 'Kickstarter Backers' circle know followed by my 'To Be Speedpainted' circle. After giving these circles a chance to get in the Hangout I will invite other circles in.

Q: How long do the speedpaints take?
A: It varies on whether I am focusing more on speed or quality in my quest to narrow the gap between the two. I have done them in as little as 10 and as long as an hour. For those who pay I make sure I focus on the quality aspect rather than the speed. 

Q: How much do you charge?
A:  I don't charge for the speedpaints themselves. I charge for the guarantee of getting one. For that it is $40. 

For fully rendered pieces such as those in this album:

prices start at $200 and go up.

Q: I know your speedpaints are free but I want to tip you, what is the best way to do that?
A: Glad you asked! I have a wishlist on Amazon. Feel free to order me something from it!

Q: What hardware/software do you use?
A:
    Paint program: Photoshop CS5
    Manipulating the pixels on screen: I use a Wacom Cintiq 21UX




Bragging rights
I have 6 kids. I caught Jizmak's drumstick at the end of a Gwar concert in Montclair NJ. At 17 I accurately predicted the downfall of Boston Market while working there. Won a department store Easter coloring contest when I was a kid though I don't recall at what age.
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Cliffcature, clifFroth, Froth, Full of Froth

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My number one thing to do is edit my VEDA vlog for today. Which is what I am about to do.
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___Very good ____!
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I declare today, lick your nose day!
 
Here is +Tom Cannuscio's dog, Lulu! 

Contact me to order a Digital Painting of your pet.  
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I look forward to getting my Nomads!
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198?c=pledges
Last weekend, the +Traveling Guitar Foundation hosted it's 1st annual Music and Art Festival. Over 15 artists and celebrities came together to raise awareness and donations for our 2nd trip to Europe in support of our US Service Members and their families. During this trip, we will perform at military schools for the kids and donate guitars to their music programs as well as visiting with the men and women defending our freedom!

Over 1 thousand people have watched and but as of today, we have only raised $455 towards our $10,000 goal. We really would like to make this trip happen.  We need to pay for airfare, lodging, shipping and purchasing instruments for donation, meals and misc to send our team of volunteers on this mission. We are a 100% legit 501c3 non-profit so we rely on your donations. We can't do it without YOU!  
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198

If you aren't interested in any of the perks, you can still make a direct donation via Paypal OR give me a suggestion for a perk and we will look into it.  If you have feedback or suggestions, let me know.  We are a grassroots organization and are always trying to improve. ;)  Happy Sunday!

PS Thanks to +Alexeyeva Smith and +Andy Bohm  for your contributions!  It's people like you that keep the +Traveling Guitar Foundation alive!
http://www.travelingguitarfoundation.org/donate.html
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I hope you make your goal +Mike Searle
 
We've got just over a month to raise another $2,700.00 so we can bring baby home. Contributions may be made at http://goo.gl/PCE3GE. I would be deeply touched if you would like to consider a donation. 

Regardless whether you can consider a contribution, I politely ask that you would please share this post.

Thank you so much for all your support!

#adoption   #baby   #family  
We followed up with our adoption attorney today to identify the exact next steps for our adoption process. Everything is looking good so far, but one thing that I recognized is how little time we have to raise extra funds. Our attorney is being flexible and working with us... #adoption #baby #blog
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Thanks, +Cliff Roth. I really appreciate the support.  :)
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I see me upgrading to this in the near future. That new perspective tool kicks ass.
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Yes I recall, I think you underestimate how long we've known each other on here :P
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Watching these is like falling into a rabbit hole. Can't just watch one.....
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Funny stuff
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