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The Carapace by Jawa-Tron The Carapace by Jawa-Tron
Acrylic on woodboard
Framed

$500
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This series is amazing!
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Beykex Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello:
First of all I'll say I love so much your works and this kind of mecha entities you make. That's why I wanted to ask you something: May I have your permission to make this a Wallpaper and share it here on Deviantart? You will be properly credited as the original author.

I hope you can understand my devoted feeling for this masterpiece. Otherwise I do not think there would be any problem in using it as a personal-use wallpaper -not sharing it on the web. If you're interested in how the wallpaper will look, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for your time, and have a good day :)
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:iconjawa-tron:
Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
No. Please do not use my work for anything.
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:iconbeykex:
Beykex Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I understand. It's a shame, but what else... Thanks for your time.
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aoiyoru Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the use of traditional media to portray a subject that is usually rendered digitally. So fricken awesome and inspirational. I also love how you gave something as solid as metal a wispy look.
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gunstarfire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great man the Brown make the Acrylics pop! :thumbsup:
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:iconjawa-tron:
Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Hey thanks!
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Alex-the-Irregular Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really cool, very organic looking with wonderful colors. Great job!
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mossyhairundys Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Awesome! I really like how the colours go well together! Makes me want to pick up my paints again.
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Genisay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me think I should revise and paint my rover bot.
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AngryCartoonist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had that $500...I would buy this xD
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:iconjawa-tron:
Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thats the spirit!
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:iconidcabrera:
IDCabrera Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is the most inspiring painting i've seen in months... your style is so fresh and clean... this is great.
:+fav:
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Wolfgan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool : )
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TonyaPro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I really like the picture, I enjoy seeing original pieces like that :), Check out my picture contest. You have got a good chance. ( [link] ) Love it :)
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Freakin-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Isn't $500 is a bit excessive?
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Short answer: No

Long Answer: Having been a street artist and having many exhibitions over the past 9 years in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and many other places including group shows, solo shows, agency shows, live painting exhibitions, corporate sponsored gigs and whatever the fuck I feel i have a better understanding of the street art scene than you. Also i sold a painting last month for $500. Also ask yourself... how do you value a piece of art. Art is worth what the market will pay for it or what the artist values it to be worth. Im fond of this piece... its not my favorite (thats worth a lot more to me and therefore reflects a much higher price tag) but this one i'd be happy to keep it forever if someone was only willing to pay $100 for it. I feel that for $500 I could let it go. Also for $500 i can cover the cost of producing a shows worth of work (that is going up in two days time which comprises of 7 pieces so far. This is one of those pieces). There's your long answer. I hope you have been educated.
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2400baud Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel ya on this, i have done a couple of group shows and my first night i had no idea what to price my stuff at, so i basically asked myself whats the replacement cost of a given piece of original art based on supplies cost, my time and since they are one of a kind I just thought how much i personally liked each and compared to what other people were selling comparably technical and sized piece..then again i don't compare to the "stencil artist" that assembly line out trendy pop stuff lik bob marley or stormtrooper or che on a blue and white swirly wallpaper background to sell for 20 bucks at the farmers market. I priced a couple at 400 and 500 dollars because i DIDN'T want to sell them cause i wanted to keep in my rooom and figured no one would pay that much for an unknown artists stuff at his first show, but lo and behold the 400 dollar was the first to sell . and you're damn right you can buy more art suppliess with it - thts exactly what i did. so i guess i just wanted to support your response on pricing art, cause it can be reasonable and you obv have more credibility than me. but i can see how it could be viewed as a little condescending too lol.
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Not condescending at all bro. Totally on the mark. Thanks for the support and seems like great mind think alike eh?
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kongosan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Artist
I am GLAD to see artists who are asking what they are worth!! More power to ya bro... I know of so many hapless artist peer friends who are scared to get what they are worth... Which in the long term means that their vision will, for the most part wither on the vine and die instead of getting the boost it needs to be seen by the world. I have this very same task every single day of explaining to people why I charge what I do (tattooist), and trying to make them understand. But of course, pretty much no one *gets* it... They can't understand that i am quite happy for them to go down to the street to the ghetto tatshop and get something embarassingly horrible. They can't wrap their head around the fact that I have paid my dues for 15 years, and that my time and creativity are valuable, or that I have a large loyal clientele perfectly willing to pay for the work I passionately give. ALL ARTISTS SHOULD READ WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN HERE, and draw something from it, and command the confidence to charge what they are worth. AWESOME!
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Its even more crazy with tattoos if people are trying to get the cheapest deal. I travel 100 miles and pay through my ass for my tattoo guy because... he's a fucking genius and he's inking me for the rest of my life. People are idiots if they pay a guy $60 for a back piece. Its going to look like shit. For the rest of your life.

When i lived in Europe people seemed to understand this concept better. You get what you pay for. In America people are always hustling for the 'best deal' but really... there's a difference between a rolls royce and a toyota corolla.

Props to you man.
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Lightchii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i hope to be as confident in my abilities too some day :D
art is only worth (in money counted) what someone is willing to pay for it, and there always is someone willing to pay whatever you ask if youre stubborn enough, and reflect basic skills XD

in emotional value each piece is very varying. its so hard to part with anything completely imo.....

i think this as a painting is worth more than that. selling it as a design and as a painting alike. with the right audience you can put in a few hundred more without being ashamed xD but i guess you want it to go somewhere where its appreciated for the image and not the money :D

sorry. i wont buy it. but i like it in any case and will remember it for 90 years or so.
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Quite right
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Freakin-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Way to be a condescending, bro.

*clap clap clap*
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:iconjawa-tron:
Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Way to be a dick, bro.
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Freakin-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Yeah, I'M the dick.
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:iconjawa-tron:
Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I know right!
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Alex-the-Irregular Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this comment so much.
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Reading it back i think im a complete asshole. Im right. But still. Asshole.
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aoiyoru Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
No, you're totally right. It's worth more than $500, in my opinion, because I've seen something less awesome than this priced for more. Sometimes, you gotta be an asshole. I'm just starting out in art, but I've already seen how people can be about the price of a piece. It's like they expect artists to starve and not complain about it. Bravo to you for having the guts to tell it straight.
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Jawa-Tron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Everyone's different and everyone has a different opinion to the value of something. That is how much its worth to me right now. Thats all i can put out there you know?
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shinnlorankira Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I feel that way about all these I've seen, but if they sell for that much then I guess not.
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ChaosTheory116 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweeeet!
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onin07 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
holy crap!! i have a very similar robot design i drew a long time ago!! XD
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Artist
nize love his decals
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DaniloFiocco Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept!
I feel inspired by looking at it...congrats!
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IanC3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
That's fantastic. Nice work. Best of luck selling it.
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Juuku-Coffee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Fantastic! The colors are delightful and the robot itself is just awesome!
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LarevaArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Digital Artist
This is a good one!
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danielamaro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Cool design!
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pokori Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
this is awesome
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HarvetusNS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One thing I always like is how you make the shoulders all misty looking.

Love it. If only I had $500 now xD
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