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I don't know if anybody has bothered to watch "Style Me" on WE (Women's Entertainment Television). It's a show hosted by the over-tanned and under-talented Rachel Hunter, that is primarily a ripoff of "Project Runway". But instead of competing as fashion designers, the "Style Me" bunch has to compete as stylists. Well anyway, they have finished the season and announced a winner.

So you are naturally going "Who cares?" Well, I do. And not because I give a shit about the lazy and manipulative world of Reality TV (note: I care about the lazy and manipulative world of cartoons, I guess). I care because www.deviantart.com/view/247502… is the winner. Yes, that's the girl who won the privilege/responsibility of trying to make Rachel Hunter look like she dresses well.

She sat for that painting right before she was sequestered with the other stylists. I mean like just a few days before this "Style Me" thing went down. And here is a telling tidbit: She made that bra she is wearing in my painting.

What? What was that? ... Yes! The answer is YES! I take full credit for her victory! The fact that she was far and away the best stylist is immaterial. I don't like to get bogged down with facts when I am taking the credit for other's achievements.
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roddly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're ever back in Ledyard, my wife would sit.
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BadMaxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Jeez Hammer, I discovered this part of your life just today while listening to the commentary of Season 4 of VB and doing a google. Been a member of Deviantart for years so seeing your name associated with it figured I check out some doodles or cartoons... DAMN, was instead pleasantly blown away! You are one multi-talented dude, for lack of a better description. Wicked cool paintings.
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BadMaxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Jeez Hammer, I discovered this part of your life just today while listening to the commentary of Season 4 of VB and doing a google. Been a member of Deviant art for years so seeing your name associated with it figured I check out some doodles or cartoons... Was instead pleasantly blown away! You are one multi-talented dude, for lack of a better description. Wicked cool paintings.
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BadMaxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
I just despise the fact I double posted, but I guess the wonderful web master has made it impossible to delete such an error so it is in stone now! Sorry guys & gals!
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GlamorousInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:o Yes, Yes you deserve full credit for all of her achievements in life. Without that bra painting she's practically nothing... Aside from being a now nationally(maybe world-wide) known stylist whom as you said "...won the privilege/responsibility of trying to make Rachel Hunter look like she dresses well."... Or what the hell ever.
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aleksiza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
how does one get to be one of the sitters...I would love to sit down and be one of the Doc Hammer Saints...love the entire collection...all are absolutely stunning...amazingly stunning girls
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aleksiza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
how does one go about becoming a sitter...I would love to sit for a Doc Hammer Saint painting...love the entire collection...absolutely stunning, all of them
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evilanime789 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
this journal was posted on my birthday :)
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Brody-Mors Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So it seems rather obvious these days that your life has now become a revolting ball of chaos and you've left your oil and canvas to accumulate dust over large periods of time till you one day realize the great mistake of leaving behind the fine art of painting sad and angry girls in their brassieres. Or the impossible has happened, you just gave up completely.
A dramatic rant here or there never hurt anyone, but on a more serious note, I am actually curious as to your lack of activity here. I realize that your account has now become the new hang out spot for high school kids who spend their late nights watching cartoons, so, your avoidance is understandable. But, when you come by to view your old DA account, give me a shout and we'll talk about some art.
A fan, Brodi
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hahaha... Thanks for your concern. Yes, my Venture and musical duties are kinda massive these days. Art has many faces, and I don't like to ignore any of them. But, I still paint and will post some when I feel they are worth going through the whole process of photographing, explaining, etc... Until then, I don't mind being the smoking car in the train that is DA.
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Brody-Mors Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough, have another question for you though. You probably don't remember (and don't feel bad for this) we used to have small debates over the unworthiness of modern art and you generally blew my argument out of the water with torpedo shaped historical facts. Now I've been wondering if, since you never went to art school for oil painting, you learned all this through a book and if so, which one?
My knowledge on art history is nowhere I want it to be, figured you might (without sounding too Buddhist-y) enlighten me.

And, btw, when it comes to taking a picture of a painting, don't worry about the inequality of information output you get when comparing the two visually. It's like comparing MP3 with vinyl. This is my perspective, but I wouldn't fret over the imperfection of the conversion and just post it on here without regard to how sloppy it looks. The point of this is, to me, just for an idea of what you've been spending your time on. The hardest part of submitting any work on the net is to ignore the perfectionist who's holding your brain hostage. I say, don't let the bastard get to your balls.
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DownedSystem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
You deserve all that credit, Mr. Hammer!
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joekay1986 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
So do you like only paint girls....what about skinny heavilly tattoed dudes.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
I'm a skinny, heavily tattooed dude. These paintings take like two months to complete. Do you think I have the stomach to look at myself for that long? No... There is only one thing I can stare at for that long.
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joekay1986 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Good point.
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Calacoyote Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Have you heard of 'groomer has it'?
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saramania Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   Digital Artist
Paint me, then. Will you? :p
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JonHuddleston Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
That is an awesome story. A tale of tales if you will, but one thing catches my attention more. "WE" Women's Entertainment Television... shouldn't that be "WET"?
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joekay1986 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
nicrly put, sad that i havent thought of it first. rachel ray will shit a kitten.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
It should. But you know how they just love the inclusiveness of "WE". It's all of us! And doesn't "WET" have this hidden implication of a lascivious wet T-shirt competition, or maybe a scene from Flashdance? Or that may just be me. I may be programed to find the "dirty-soultion".

-Doc
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JonHuddleston Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
I just saw a Kia commercial with a sales guy dancing around very flashdance-esque. At least I think it was a Kia commercial.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
My solution was clearly the invention of the dyslexic word "soultion". It's a variant of "soul-train", I think.

-Doc
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demonsword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
WALKING EYE!
WALKING EYE!!!

...sorry, just saw the commentary and couldn't resist. :)
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artistwilder Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
nothing to do with your subject...just wanted to know when or if you are going to post any new work? you really are talented and would love to see more
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Well, I just finished a painting that I'm not so hot on... So I won't be posting that any time soon (or ever, if I can't break it down to "adequate"). Right now, I'm like 2/3rds finished with one that I'm more comfortable with. So, if I don't completely fuck this one up too, I should be posting next month or so.
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sotisse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
If I may ask a dumb question, how do you determine whether or not you are satisfied with a painting? I'm sure there are objective reasons, like the anatomy or color not being quite right, but is there also a gut standard that you go by? If unhappy with a piece, what do/can you do to correct it?

(Forgive the questions but I'm on post-surgical bedrest and percoset. Nothing better to do than wonder about the creative process and how people handle it differently.)
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
I don't know what it is... It's something that I "feel". Like the painting doesn't sing. Color, anatomy, composition... These are problems that don't affect me. If they are bad and I know it, I fix it. The moment you perceive a problem in painting, the problem is solved. A painter is the sum of his powers of perception. But when a failure is felt... That's a new issue.

How to fix it? Well, what I usually do is turn the painting to the wall. Just don't look at it for a while. Then, when I am free from my prejudiced memory of it, I take it in. Sometimes the problem is freakishly apparent, and I just take the steps needed to work it back up. Other times I see it as an irreparable failure, and just deal with it. They happen, and that's that.

The ability to critique your own work is indispensable. Sure, it shatters your ego daily. But it also helps you grow.

Ya know?
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artistwilder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
ok lol...looking forward to it
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Qwertyov Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
i must thank you for an excellent night of venture bros., and fun with my roommate annie (i think you know her). yAY for the show, i enjoyed our evening most excellently. i have been A fan of your portrait work for some time.

i hope you have a wonderful evening
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Toggit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
It's gotta be all you, man.

By the way, I've been wondering, how do you find your sitters?
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
I don't find sitters, I draft them. And I completely suck at it. I'm always looking at photographers and their nonstop parade of hot chicks who can't wait to disrobe for a mediocre (at best) photograph. And I'm over here giving the guarantee of a more than flattering (and tasteful) oil portrait of a girl only semi-nude, and nobody wants to do it. It's crazy. I don't get it either. I've tried everything. Even modeling agencies. But they don't want to hear from a fucking portrait painter. What the hell is a portrait painter? Aren't they extinct?

The people you see in my gallery are all friends, or friends of friends, or maybe even those brave few that decided not to shit on a painter. I can't thank them enough.
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FineShit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Maybe you just really scare people? :lol:


*random*
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sotisse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Clothing can be a shield; the complete absence of clothing can also be a shield in that you see the nakedness, not the person. But to be in just undergarments is neither fully clothed nor naked. It's intimate, exposed, and vulnerable.

Also, a woman willing to model for either a photographer or a painter has to be, if not confident about, at least comfortable with her body, and such women are rare.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
I think it's because I have a dracula shaped head.
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raaze Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
or maybe the bump in your rather large nose..
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
That repulsive "feature" goes with the dracula shaped head. It comes free with the arched eyebrows.
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raaze Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
hmm. [link]
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Toggit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
I'm nearly sure there's a secret Doc Hammer fanclub out there populated by bubbling teenaged girls just dying to sit for you.

If not, I'll as hell start one.
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Toggit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
There are just so many reasons I simply can't believe that. It's hard not to imagine girls are toplessly throwing themselves at you. Hell, my buttons popped off at the first sight of your paintings.

It may not sound like it, but I'm honestly not just trying to flatter you.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
It's the truth. I thought the quality of my work would help the situation, and it hasn't. I thought my one man show would bring the girls in, and it hasn't. I believed my notoriety with the Brothers Venture would find a few sitters, and it hasn't. I even thought I could win them over with my charm and mostly depilated body, and even that hasn't worked. I told you, I'm as confused by as you seem to be. But, on the upside, when I really need a sitter I seem to magically find one. I now rely on that luck.
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SpookyChan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
I would model for you Doc. But you know- living in Florida and all that rut. I was thinking of visiting NY in Febuary, but i'd only be there for a week, which I doubt would be enough time. :/

(not that I'm as pretty as your models, so I doubt i'd make for good oils. :))
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jamesohgoodie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
well, it's a good bra so she's obviously good at what she does. nice work if you can get it, right?
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aseariel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
sweeeeet :D it was definitely being in your painting that did it :nod:

as a side note, i got the first season of venture brothers on DVD. you guys are hilarious! can't wait for the season 2 DVD, the episodes are great so far :3
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westwardcloud Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
very cool.
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serendipity04 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
and here I thought you need sitters for paintings.. way to get my hopes up. j/k that is an amazing story ^
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tetrs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
oh! i just read your comment about the painting. I honestly thought she was Kirsten Dunst the first time i saw the painting. Oh well... i know the feeling when you get to see someone you actually know on tv.
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ladymeg1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
That's awesome!
I wonder what I'll get to do? Maybe my prize is sitting for you again :)
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lostmessage Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
ha how come i didn't get a prize??? I just got stalked by Jimmy!
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katarthis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Damn mister! You run with some famous talented circles! Congrats to her, and hey, we know you have a good eye! Count this as simple confirmation of that fact.

k
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eriuphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
1. That bra is amazing.
2. lol
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