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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Chris KochMale/United States Recent Activity
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I use a plethora of tools to create my work. I work in many different mediums including pen and ink; Intaglio (Etching); screen-printing; drawing with pencils, charcoals, pastels and conté crayons; oils; acrylics; clay bodies for pottery; fibers for fiber arts such as spinning yarns and threads and weaving; a pocket knife for whittling; and a computer for writing poetry and short stories.

I like art in all of its forms, but some I love better than others. I can study one of Rembrandts paintings all day long, but I also like Jean Michel Basquiat; Clifford Still; Marcel Duchamp; Salvador Dali; and Georgia O'Keeffe for masters of a more modern era. I enjoy graphic novels, book illustrations (most of them), and graffiti art. There is so much available in the world of art that it is difficult for me to pin down exactly what does float my boat. If I had to choose one are that speaks to my heart directly though, it would have to be Impressionism. I love the fluidity of the form and almost melancholy feel that it imposes. 

Just a note: I just want to say that while it is obvious that most of my work on this site is not CGI, in truth, none of my work is CGI. I have nothing against computer generated imagery, in fact I love most of it -- I think it is beautiful and it has its merit, but I don't know how to do it, so I don't use the computer to create any of my work.


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Chris Koch
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Florida
Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite photographer: Mike Smith photography teacher at ETSU -- he is published.
Favourite style of art: I don't know much about digital art, but I love the work of Tom Wilcox
Operating System: Macbook Pro and Linux
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever float my boat at the moment.
Skin of choice: N/A
Favourite cartoon character: Taz
Personal Quote: And your very flesh shall be a great poem. --Walt Whitman

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ditliv Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! Last real activity on here was in 2009? Hmmm, I think I may need to update my profile a bit. LOL
Baudewydd Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Hey bro, thought I would check in and see how you are doing.
FeraFilius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist
*gives you a nudge* when are you gonna please your fans with some new stuff? ;)
ditliv Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a while. At first I was working on my Masters degree in English and working full time and now I'm back to driving a truck. I do plan on getting back to drawing here before too long though. :)
FeraFilius Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist
hey! - glad to hear you are still alive my friend :)

looking forrward to seeing more from ya :)
tuftedpuffin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Loving the totem stuff!!! If you ever are up for a request (or a trade, although I doubt I can draw anything you would want) let me know. There's a certain animal I'm looking for a drawing in that style of :)
ditliv Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the complement. This is one I especially like. I need to do more of like kind. And yes, I'll let you know if I want to trade or if I'm "up for a request". BTW: I visited your site and I like your art. It is different from mine, but it is good art.
ditliv Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dude... :-D
Baudewydd Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Hey Chris, welcome to DA :)
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