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Multi-tasking by ScottMan2th
another card for the non linear saga/narrative that continues to develop...still have no clue where or how this story might have start or where it will eventually end 
Kidney Persuasion by ScottMan2th
Kidney Persuasion
this is part of a collaboration with my cousin -curiousiris- ...this is just one of four panels that will make up a single interactive card that will open up revealing one other side and be tied together when closed...

technical details: card stock is custom cut scrap booking paper, the impressively persuasive limb is from a promotional ad in a graphic novel (X-Force i think) metalic embelishment spots and the text is from a condensed novel
Petrochemical Allure by ScottMan2th
Petrochemical Allure
another submission to my current non linear narrative story...
Pyromania by ScottMan2th
another addition/vinette  to my nonlinear narrative story...still not sure where this might be going

technical details: 

face is from a promotional card for Robert Kirkmans' (he writes the walking dead if that helps) new graphic novel Outcast. the card was burned with a match and the text is from an old condensed novel that is finding new life incrementally.

Art can be slippery when you try to really try to narrow it down to a few simple words or concepts… being in many cases subjective and as much influenced by cultural and regional aspects as well as the emotional components …

yeah, a bit cliché’ on my part but writing thousands of words on the subject and posting it as a journal entry would not change many opinions so I’ll just give you an example of an artist who is far from typical:

I’ve known Randy Cross for Decades (yeah, I’m really THAT old) we were in art class together at Powell High School under the absolutely brilliant instruction of Mrs. Cooper (who is still amazing in every respect)… and he’s always been creative and has never followed the  predictable trendy paths towards  creativity, and the results prove how right that can be.


Here are a few related videos to help you understand what I’m talking about:


Randy has a genuine comic book store called New Krypton Comics which is really worth visiting if you are in the area…I can guarantee his store is unlike any other you are likely to visit. One of the local news programs featured him on one of their segments last year:…

if you’re inclined, consider going here:

 the story behind the beginnings of his store is well worth hearing:


artist should help each other if they are able to do so… assistance does not need to be elaborate or extravagant … encouragement means a lot  and may be just the thing to help someone get past a dark patch…or at least see a way around them.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: weather radio alerts
  • Reading: Mouse Guard, Winter 1152
  • Watching: one of many storms
  • Playing: somewhat sane
  • Eating: leftover pizza (pineapple and ham)
  • Drinking: something sweet and carbonated


Scott Mantooth
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
A new and almost exciting update to my profile:
(now less wordy for those with short attention spans)

This is what I look like (I'm sorry for any sudden feelings of nausea this image might cause.) I've been involved in some form of art (mostly photography) for a very long time ...although my skill set would greatly improve if given the opportunity to actually work in the photographic field. i've been unable to do so as of now. I do know a little about off-set printing and print layout techniques (years before digital took over (from high school) ...In addition to photography, I enjoy making collage, writing haiku and renga and short narrative free verse in addition to a new form I've discovered called Six-Word Stories (which is proving to be very addictive) I typically write in the morning when things are quiet and the voices in my head are not so loud. If I see something I like and it effects me in some way... you may get an example of my writing (good, bad or other) When I have the supplies, I also enjoy making handmade jewlery, and would like to do this as well as a means of acquiring the additional photographic equipment i need... however i usually wind up giving the things i make away(mostly for hugs) to friends or sometimes perfect strangers when i feel moved to do so or if i think they're having a bad day and need someone to show them they are not alone... never hurts to pay something might come back to you down the rode when you really need it.

Since my physical drawing skills (as of this writing) hover just below pathetic... we’’ll move on to other things. I grew up on real classical opera and classical music (Mozart, Bach,Vavaldi the list is long) so my tastes typically lean in this particular direction: I do like other things but I'm very picky... There are forms of music I do not like (I'm being more than kind here), but I’’ll keep the opinions as to what these genres might be to myself in order to preserve the peace and tranquility in the known universe. ( but you are welcome to guess) I enjoy the works created by Vangelis (Blade Runner, 1492) and a few others like Henry Frayne A.K.A. Lanterna. The solo works of Yo Yo Ma by Bach are also among my favorites. There are times when I like soft jazz (and when it fits my mood) as long as it’’s played in a coherent manner and not deafening or the band members are so drunk they can't figure out which side of the horn to blow or begin to intentionally slur their songs because the audience is equally as drunk and would not notice....or would in fact enjoy it even more. But for everyday ambiant sound, I could have Native American cedar flute music playing (very softly) in the background continuously day and night and be very happy. I'd like to travel around for a while... (another long and boring story that I will spare you) but to do that I need adequate funds and a reliable means of transportation which are very absent from my life.

I'd like to spend a few months out West and chase storms (with a professional team...of course) in order to capture better examples of lightning like the ones I currently have in my gallery: 1:… 2:… 3:…
and to document the terrifying beauty of severe weather. I consider lightning to be my personal (and rather dangerous) it’’s best not to annoy her when she calls you (although she has blown me a kiss before... but I didn't know it at the time...(see link 1) There are other motivations for going out West that would be difficult to rationalize them here, and to be honest they are very impractical for me to even be thinking about at this point in my life...maybe that’s why i feel so drawn to them...

Current Residence: Planet Earth (or someplace very much like it without actually being the actual Earth it could be)
Print preference: for art, any size that would look good framed
Favourite genre of music: Classical (yeah, I'm a geek)
Favourite photographer: Cary Norton, and many others
Favourite style of art: Depends on medium...however, Nick Bantock and the Brothers Quay are high on the list
Operating System: one that works
MP3 player of choice: paid for, easy to find, steam powered
Shell of choice: one that does not have something living in it to bite my ear off or inject a posioned tindril
Wallpaper of choice: velcro
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Roger Ramjet, Reboot, Wallace and Gromit
Personal Quote: Loose lips fall off

What techniques have you combined recently that worked much better than expected? 

3 deviants said Pen and ink over colored pencil
3 deviants said squirrels and quantum mechanics
2 deviants said watercolor and image transfer
2 deviants said other techniques not mentioned here but should have been
1 deviant said Encaustic over pyrography
1 deviant said collage and Encaustic
1 deviant said acoustic transmogrification and happy bunnies
No deviants said textile and chain maile (or leather) (not fetish)
No deviants said oil over pen and ink
No deviants said biomechanical Assemblage /steampunk variants



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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder--


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Helpful hint:  It's above the Stamp Box of Doom!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much's my turn to be humbledHug  
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: Thanks for the watch! :heart:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome 
squirrelnerd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member
thanks very much for adding such a lovely and outstandingly clever llama to my virtual herd...truly you have a dizzying intellect
explosivelight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :huggle:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome 
gwright1067 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
You have some great stuff. Some very interesting shots and designs. Love the variety of interests. Keep up the great work.
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks very much 
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