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Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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My name is Keith James. I’m a thirty-something geek residing in Saint Paul, MN. Yes, I said geek, I've embraced who I am and proud of it! I am also an aspiring illustrator and here in DeviantArt you will find a majority of my artwork. Anyone is welcome to take a look through it.

I’ve been involved with art as long as I can remember and knew I’d be working in it since I was in kindergarten. And while it's not yet my profession, I'm working on it!

I attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA majoring in Illustration. I have a love for superhero comic books, children’s books, science fiction/fantasy, animation, and the theatrical arts. So take a look through the galleries, I hope you like what you see!

Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Broadway
Favourite style of art: Illustration: Childrens books and Comic books
Favourite cartoon character: Stich or Yakoo Warner
Personal Quote: Success doesn't taste nearly as sweet without failure as an appitizer.
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This is a video I made for the Harry Potter page of my website www.thegeekcanpaint.com describing my "Potter Project"; what it is and why I'm doing it. But mostly to show what I do with the completed work. I apologize for the lack of quality and rawness of the video. I don't normally do this sort of thing. Still, I hope you enjoy it... despite my nasaly voice ;)

The Potter Project Video

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This is a video I made for the Harry Potter page of my website www.thegeekcanpaint.com describing my "Potter Project"; what it is and why I'm doing it. But mostly to show what I do with the completed work. I apologize for the lack of quality and rawness of the video. I don't normally do this sort of thing. Still, I hope you enjoy it... despite my nasaly voice ;)

The Potter Project Video
The C U Next Tuesday Destroyer
14 x 11 1/2 
Gouache with coloured pencils on Watercolour Paper.

So this is probably the most pornographic thing I've ever painted. Obviously there's no direct nudity, but the subject is pointing up without his hands. It's actually sort of the first of it's kind for my art. It's based on a photo of someone I know and have an  online friendship with. In the past, when I reproduce a photo, all the proportions are as exact as I can make them and it's designed to look well, photographic. But when I started this illustration, I wanted to do something more akin to the illustrations I've done from my mind which tend to be more (for a lack of better terms) cartoony or exaggerated. I mean, if you compare the painting to the photo it's based on, it's clearly it's not an exact reproduction. I wanted it to fit more in with my "original" illustrations, like the Pin-Up Bears - yet still be clearly based on an actual person. I know there isn't a photo for anyone to see  to compare it to, but trust me, it doesn't look just like this... but I think I did a decent Job making it look like they guy.  At the very least, he doesn't look deformed, and while you might not recognize him, if you're attracted to the same type of guy I am, you'll still enjoy the picture for what it is :)

I normally would share this in some of the Bear groups on DeviantArt, but since this is based on the likeness of someone, he was kind enough to give me the blessing to post it, but still would like to restrict it from "getting out there" too much. So I put a strict mature content setting on the image (which works because it is pretty darn pornographic for my stuff) and am not posting it in any of the groups. Nor will I accept sharing it with a group if requested.

One last thing about the pornographic nature of the piece. I don't mean to harp on the issue and it's not that I'm not ashamed of it (I wouldn't be sharing it if I was) but it is a rarity for me. That said, I plan to do more pieces like it, based on other friends and celebrities I think are cute. For now they'll be based on photos - and depending on the specific subject, I won't always put such limited access to it... especially when it's not as mature in content - which really shouldn't be that often. I don't know why I chose this picture to illustrate. I'm not even normally into jockstraps, but it just worked for me in the moment. Maybe I was just horny - I don't know. 

OH and the title - he goes by a different name, but it just felt a little too racy to use outright, but my hubby tells me that what I ended up using was a common tame way of saying it. I could have just called it by his name, but I really liked the nickname better ;)

And finally, unrelated to the painting itself, for weeks now I've been promising new Harry Potter Art. I just want to explain I really have been working on it and it really is coming. I didn't stop to do this. This is yet another thing I've been plugging away at for many months, drawing a little here and there, till it was finally ready to paint - and I did it mostly as a warm up to start the painted portion of the new Potter thing I've been promising for all this time. So if you've been waiting for the new Potter art and suddenly you're seeing this... which I totally understand is not for everyone... it's actually for a limited audience. But if you're wondering what's going on - I promise it really is coming. I could say more, but will leave it at that.
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theaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday 
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Happy birthday!
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Thank you!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow - colorful :) Thank you so much!
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Have a happy birthday! :party::cake: 
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I did, thank you very much! :)
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