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Cyril Van Der Haegen
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Someone made an animation of my painting. I think it's pretty awesome.
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Jeff Easley is an Artist, with an uppercase A. Not only is he a wonderful and generous human being, but also quite funny once you crack that seemingly shy shell.

When I grew up, I only knew about a few Fantasy artists but they certainly had influence on me, pretty much until this day. There were mainly Frazetta and Boris in one corner, and the original TSR bunch in the other (Easley, Parkinson, Elmore, Caldwell, Fields, etc...)

Their art was showing me a world that was incredible, heroic, horrible, exciting, cruel, awesome, Darwinian, beautiful and magic. Many times did I wish I could live in such a world (even though I'd probably last about a week or so). But this kind of imagination never left me and I became an artist because, well, because I needed to.

These guys didn't make me an artist: I always had the need to express myself visually. My mom told me that as a toddler, the only way to keep me quiet for hours was to give me a pencil and paper, and I'd "disappear" for hours at a time. I wish I remember where I went, because there's nothing like a kid's imagination.

So, these guys didn't make me an artist, but they gave me something equally precious: They encouraged me to pursue my dream, showing me that it could be done. I wouldn't change that for the world.

I had the fortune to meet a few: Boris and Julie, Elmore, Fields and at the last Illuxcon I attended: Jeff Easley.

It was brief, but I remember it to this day. I also remember Elmore talking to me about the good time they had at TSR back in the days, but that's too hot for FB 

Mr. Easley, what could be a better day to show my deep appreciation and love for your work, and for your incredible generosity, than on Valentine's Day?

Happy Birthday, Jeff! 
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Another Arms of War T-shirt. The logo will be put below most likely. Sh'loads of fun to do, but turns out the stained-glass windows took some crazy time and I bet they'll be barely visibly at print size. Then again, maybe not. Anyway, enjoy the little rats...
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It's tomorrow! thanks to all of you who donated and who are participating.

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It's Funding Friday time!  (Ok, I'm posting this on a Saturday, but go with me on this, it's for a good cause) This week, we are taking a break from the great crowd funding projects out there to let you know about an event that you don't want to miss. Next weekend, in Waterville, Maine,…
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This is the best scene, by a long far, about the rather extreme length one has to go to try to explain the difference between Art (e.g. a Masterpiece) and some vulgar mimicry to a Philistine. I absolutely love this scene, because it shows the frustration that we, artists, face on occasion.

It's from Black Sails (TV show about Pirates, if that wasn't obvious).
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The 2nd Annual charity event to help Cyril van der Haegen with his bout with cancer happening March 22. 2014. Hosted again by Spell Bound.
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I usually try not to share such trivialities between one analphabet drooling cavemen from our blessed soil and some educated neighbor from Down Under, but I cannot help but smirk at the grandiose form that this exchange of furtive ejaculation of barbaric elocution and verbose argument between the two parties is taking. Clearly, Neanderthals must have procreated with the Ape, as this patriotic energumen demonstrates with zealotry and fervor for our language (and geography).

http://distractify.com/fun/pranks/letters-between-australian-troll-and-neighbor-over-floodlight/
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I draw purdy nightmares and terrifying bunnies.
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    Illustrator, 2003 - present
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    Artist, Concept Artist, 1995 - 2003
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Official court painter of the Grim Reaper. Also, insane.
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