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I'm not sure how I feel about this "Status Update" thing on Deviant Art... And the font size is WAAAAY too huge! My eyes are bleeding!
I love this!

I’m painting again. It’s been what? Like seven years? More? Less? I’ve no idea. I forgot almost everything about the process of painting. Every recipe, every method, everything. Each painting I’m working on is constructed differently. Changing everything. The ground, the medium, the order, the pigments… I’ve no fucking clue what I’m doing. Miraculously, it’s given me a freedom to move untethered. I’m a hungry student again.


I feel like I’ve been dropped back into a high school English class. I know so fucking much about the power and arrangement of words, but it doesn’t matter because I can’t spell, and I can’t remember what a gerund is. I think the teacher is younger than I am, and everything in my ape brain says “If I fight him and steal his wife, would I get an ‘A’? Is there any way out? What the fuck am I doing here getting my ass humbled?”


Why do I do this? Honestly, what is my drive? Approval? Geezus, that can’t be it. I mean, humanity has already placed me in a specific corner of the room. I’m the Venture guy. Anything else I do will look like a hobby, and be “approved” of as such. “Nice job, Venture guy! Where’s my next season?” (NOTE: It’s coming, it’ll be great, and Venture is eternally a huge and beautiful part of my life… I can do many things at once. Ya gotta trust me.) So approval can’t be it. For fun? Do I paint for fun? Ummm, fuck no. Painting brings me a constant crisis of faith. It’s a miserable process of balancing never ending disappointments on the trembling back of your expectations. True, there are moments of glorious understandings that fill the entire body with intoxications unavailable through pharmaceuticals. A glimpse of Truth that almost explains every ‘why’ you’ve pondered. But for the most part, painting makes my heart hurt.


So what’s the reason I do this? Okay, fine, I’ll give you the goo in my chest, the blood in my veins, and the tears locked behind my eyeballs: I feel I must paint. I must paint alone and consider nothing but my esthetics. No opinions, voices, judgments, kudos, praise, scorn or demands but my own. It’s torture. Every stroke keeps me alive or pierces my heart. I must drive myself like a hateful employer. Maybe I’m proving something to myself. Or! Maybe some asshole broke into my parents house, and as a joke leaned over my crib and whispered “You are the greatest painter of your generation, now prove it, you worthless shithead.” Or! Maybe we have a destiny. Okay, wait, hear me out! I don’t mean that we have a fate. That we can’t make choices, and everything happens for a reason. C’mon, that isn’t what saying. I’m saying that maybe life is a journey from A to B. There is a path that we feel below our feet. We know when we’re on it. And we know when we’ve walked off of it. And at our worst, we know when we’ve strayed so far off the path that we are just fucking full-on lost. Ya see what I’m saying? Like, we still make choices, change our fate, and control our destiny. But it sure feels like this “destiny” has carved a path for us that we can either take, or not… But I think the thing with somebody breaking into a child’s bedroom and setting the seeds of later torments is probably what happened. I mean, messing around with the cosmic unknowable is fun and all, but I know my parents didn’t always keep our front door locked when I was a tyke.


I love you,

Doc Hammer

Crash Landed Fasting Alien Goddess by ChipWhitehouse
Crash Landed Fasting Alien Goddess
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A Late Night Sketch in the Sketchbook!

"An Alien Goddess stranded on a deserted island, made of only crystals, decides to not eat for weeks in protest of being stuck on this 'miserable planet'... IDFK! :XD:"

Materials: Pencils, Pen, Derwent Colored Pencils, Crayola Markers
Canvas: Paper
Size: 11 x 8.5 inches
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LNS 4 by ChipWhitehouse
LNS 4
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A quick Late Night Sketch in the Sketchbook! (My scanner absolutely BUTCHERS the colors...)

Materials: Pencils, Pen, Derwent Colored Pencils, Crayola Markers
Canvas: Paper
Size: 11 x 8.5 inches
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LNS 3 by ChipWhitehouse
LNS 3
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A quick Late Night Sketch in the Sketchbook! (My scanner absolutely BUTCHERS the colors...)

Materials: Pencils, Derwent Colored Pencils, Crayola Markers
Canvas: Paper
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
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Chip Whitehouse
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Age: 28
Current Residence: Nevada City, California
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Art
Favorite Genre of Music: Pop
Favorite Photographers: Rick Day, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle
Operating System: Windows Vista
Phone of Choice: iPhone
Favorite Cartoon Characters: Spongebob and Patrick, Roger (American Dad), Tina (Bob's Burgers), Billy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
Favorite Quote: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them; the first time.” - Maya Angelou

Just Love. <3

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Interests
  • Mood: Passionate
  • Listening to: Get Naked (I Got a Plan) by Britney Spears
  • Watching: Gay Porn
  • Drinking: Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate: Enlighten Mint.
I just wanted to take a moment and talk about something that has been bothering me for a VERY long time: shame, specifically when it is associated with sexuality and nudity.

My confusion and frustration really started back in February of 2004 with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. For about half a second, Janet Jackson's right breast was exposed on LIVE television for the world to see during the Super Bowl XXXVIII Half-Time Show. I remember seeing it and thinking it was funny and that it was all just a part of the act. I also remember thinking she had on a pasty (similar to the one Lil' Kim wore to the 1999 MTV VMAs: Shown Here) so it wasn't that big of a deal. (Come to find out later, what I thought was a pasty was in fact a nipple shield: Shown Here ) So you can understand my pure shock and confusion to discover that "the world" (media) was in an uproar over a half a second clip of a woman's breast; specifically, being able to see her nipple. :confused:

"What is the problem??" I thought to myself, "Didn't we all suck on our mother's nipple as a child? Shouldn't the female breast be celebrated for giving us all sustenance and life throughout all of humanity's existence?" Why are people so "shocked and appalled" by a little nipple?

The only thing I can rationalize about the situation is that people are shocked and appalled by the shame. The shame for possibly having a sexual thought. The shame of thinking about the thoughts of the guy sitting next to you for possibly having a sexual thought. Then having to think about, "that man might be having a sexual thought and that means his penis might be receiving too much blood and... OH MY GOD I'M THINKING ABOUT HIS PENIS! I'm so ashamed! NOOOOO!!! SEX! PENIS! VAGINAS! BREASTS! FLUIDS! SEMEN! PUBIC HAIR! TESTICLES! BUTTHOLES! OH MY GOD I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON!!!"

I'm just assuming that this is what must have gone through people's heads after they were forced to see a half a second worth of Janet Jackson's pierced nipple.

Perhaps people wouldn't be forced to have such intense thoughts over a nipple if society wouldn't force so much shame on sex and nudity. How can it be illegal, in some places, to be the way we were born; nude? Is it because a guy might see a nipple and get an erection? Is it because you might see a man's pants growing in the groin area? Is it because you might see an ERECTION!?!

Basically, I've just decided the world is terrified of boners. And anything that could possibly create a boner IS EVIL!!! Except when you have to make a baby. BUT! God forbid, don't look at it! KEEP IT UNDER THE COVERS!!! Boners are evil!!!

Anyways, this is just the tip (pun intended) of the iceberg. I've decided I am beyond fascinated by this topic and I must explore it in my art! And I just thought I would share that with everyone who watches me. Please, if you have any thoughts on the topic, let me hear it! Comment! 

PS: Check out stefangrosjean's piece:
Coming Out by stefangrosjean
And be sure to read his description! It was the straw that inspired me to write this little journal.

Also check out this article about a picture of a nude male in an art gallery's window in NYC: Hyperallergic: Portrait of a Naked Man Ignites... FASCINATING!!! :wow: :faint:
 

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Rmair:iconrmair:
I just found your awesome work on facebook not DA... life is odd.
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I'm a person. Stalking your box. Hehe. :)
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MORE CHRISTINA, PLEEEEEEEEZE! :-)
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RUDE! @ No one shouting in my box. >-> ...
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. . . and thanks once again! -- very kind of you. 
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Of course! :love: Such a beautiful photograph! 
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Thank you for faving :D
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Hey! You live down the street from me.  I live in Grass Valley.  So 'ELLO neighbor!

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ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
WOOOORD!!! That's awesome! HEY NEIGHBOR! :love: :wave: :clap:
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many thanks for the faving...:)
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Thanks again for adding my work to your favorites. Blissful by davidsobe  
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Thanks very, very much! -- I'm glad to be among your 'favorites'
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