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Christopher Balaskas
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I heart art.

Current Residence: Jamestown, New York
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Classical : Stax Soul : Indie
Favourite style of art: Manga : Concept
Skin of choice: Flesh
Favourite cartoon character: Kaneda : Shikibane Hime
Personal Quote: "If she was half as attractive as she thought she was she'd be twice as dangerous"
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Little Boy, August 6 (Barefoot Gen tribute) by Balaskas
Little Boy, August 6 (Barefoot Gen tribute)
digital paint, Mar 2015

A personal piece based on Keiji Nakazawa's semi-autobiographical story of surviving the atomic attack on Hiroshima, Japan. This scene is when the main character, 6 year old "Gen", first sees one of the horribly injured victims and begins to grasp the scale of the incident. The victim's appearance is based on Keiji's and Dr. Shuntaro Hida's eye-witness accounts which describe the condition of people who had suffered massive fatal and traumatic injuries yet managed to live for a short time, in some cases walking several kilometers before dying.

I originally found the book on the shelf of my elementary school and it's graphic imagery burned itself into my memory. Now that I'm mature enough to understand the true horror and extent of suffering, it's even more disturbing. The title refers both to young Gen and the name of the weapon unleashed that day.

www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Gen-Vo…
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Window Seat by Balaskas
Window Seat
digital paint / Mar 2015
My cat Argos sat still long enough for me to capture his basic outline for this still life. I'm not all lazer beams and spacey ships all the time.
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Frigates by Balaskas
Frigates
digital paint / Mar 2015
Trying out some "Sparthian" techniques, attempting to ensure all forms have a compositional function.
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Faun of Healwood: Creature Concept by Balaskas
Faun of Healwood: Creature Concept

Mar 2015 digital paint created for the film project "The Faun of Healwood" which is campaigning for production funds now.

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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your artwork is amazing ^^ I'm looking forward to seeing more
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pitkon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Interface Designer
Amazing work... Gonna watch you and hopefully collaborate on a Blackbox theme...
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SeanBattle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student
Your art is just fantastic! Really amazing! It's inspiring +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
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TheQuitter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery, can't wait to dig deeper into it. Keep up the great work.
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I immediately recognized that image when I saw this video in my inbox. :D
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chin-IX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Amazing, it's simply amazing. 
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Pasternak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Digital Artist
talk about gorgeous lighting dude, congrats! :+devwatch:
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KARLOJULIO Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
EXCELENTES WORKS :) (Sorry my bad english)
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Recycledhero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Artist
Your work is inspiring!  Looking forward to what your bring to Deviant Art. 
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Not sure why you have so few pageviews after 8 years of being here. There's always something special about your pictures. The simple composition then really underlines that element.

Best belated birthday wishes.
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