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Bram Stoker's Dracula, 1992
Truly, that film is a work of art.

Watched it with my fellow cast/production crew members when we were putting on a stage adaptation of Dracula. Doodling this saved me from many of the worst scenes. I'll just say blood cannons and leave it at that.

Made using Artrage for Android on a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 (2014 edition).
Grump Vader by Mr-Howl
Grump Vader
Done using ArtRage for Android, on a Galaxy Note 10.1, while watching A New Hope with some friends.


A Howl
United Kingdom
So, it seems that with my gallery comes the option of a journal. Or a blog, if we’re not being sophisticated. I have to admit right off: I’ve never liked the word "blog", or 90% of the "personal" ones I’ve ever read, so I feel a little dirty to suddenly find myself among their authors. Entirely of my own volition, as you might well point out, dear reader (if you actually existed. I know nobody is really seeing this). So, since dA certainly isn’t making me fill this in, why add my own drivel to the global cess-pool? Well, the short answer to that is ego.

The long answer has to do with several things: loving the sound of my own voice (or look of my own type, or whatever), seeking practice for some ill-defined future career and, not least, that tingly little sense of excitement you get from realising that this is your space. You can write things here and (improbably, but potentially) other people can read them. And, presumably, become better people for it. Or at least shower you with praise and possibly money, validating your squalid existence in the process. That’s why most of us have galleries here, right?

The truth is I feel a little like the buyer of a brand new house, confidently throwing open the front door to stride proprietorially through it, look proudly around and take a deep, satisfied breath. It’s a beautiful day - the garden outside is dotted with butterflies; the scent of newly mown grass drifts in through the curtainless windows; there’s not a cloud in the sky. The air is heady with the potential of things to come.

And yet, were you to step outside onto the freshly laid tarmac of the new housing estate, your gaze would travel over dozens of homes identical to the one I entertain such naïve hopes of. Allow the mind’s eye to drift outwards, and my new house vanishes hopelessly into the infinity of dwellings, themselves only a minute patch in the rich quilt of the Earth’s surface, itself a mere speck in an uncaring universe.

Likewise this blog: a single wave on the ocean of the blogosphere, a tiny thread in the great web of consciousness, an insignificant blip in cyberspace. Invisible, inconsequential, overlooked.

But hey, it’s home.

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ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Tanti auguri ;)
Murielle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thanks for the fave!
ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Ciao Adriano, volevo chiederti se ti poteva far piacere tradurre in inglese altri stralci del mio MalaMente, per postarli nei gruppi esteri. Ovviamente saresti citato ovunque. Fammi sapere, ciao e grazie.

Mr-Howl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Ciao Chris, scusa il mio lungo silenzio. Ti faro` avere presto dei testi tradotti :)
ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Adrianoooooo...quale gioia sentirti, ti ringrazio tantissimo, non vedo l'ora :D
Laitma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Happy birthday, man! Keep it up with the great work! :)
Mr-Howl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thanks very much :D
luciatripepi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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ladyspuds Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student General Artist
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