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(Commission) Red by fhelalr (Commission) Red :iconfhelalr:fhelalr 244 57 The Last of the Elders by dillonpringle The Last of the Elders :icondillonpringle:dillonpringle 15 0 Transcend by DylanSeto Transcend :icondylanseto:DylanSeto 34 2 Celestial Spirit by Irulana Celestial Spirit :iconirulana:Irulana 247 21 Passion Book Illustration by Irulana Passion Book Illustration :iconirulana:Irulana 280 9 Stone Wings by Teradiam Stone Wings :iconteradiam:Teradiam 28 14 'Sage' in motion by tomeriksmithArt 'Sage' in motion :icontomeriksmithart:tomeriksmithArt 14 4 Monkey War by FenghuaArt Monkey War :iconfenghuaart:FenghuaArt 402 19 Manwe by JankaLateckova Manwe :iconjankalateckova:JankaLateckova 259 54 Stone Halos: Air by Earl-Graey Stone Halos: Air :iconearl-graey:Earl-Graey 327 5 Sanctuary by AkinAdekile Sanctuary :iconakinadekile:AkinAdekile 74 1 La abadia del crimen (The abbey of crime) by flipation La abadia del crimen (The abbey of crime) :iconflipation:flipation 39 14 OC sparrow ranger by swordofthespirit71 OC sparrow ranger :iconswordofthespirit71:swordofthespirit71 6 3 Swans sorrrow by sakimichan Swans sorrrow :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 14,239 233 Gandalf by kimberly80 Gandalf :iconkimberly80:kimberly80 875 53 The gods by FenghuaArt The gods :iconfenghuaart:FenghuaArt 432 8

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Sigil of the Lion
Drawing / Photoshop - 2017

Prints are available here: www.inprnt.com/gallery/gregbar…

Copyrighted work: do not use without written permission from the artist.
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Lion Sigil WIP
Work in progress - Really getting into using the Photoshop pen tool, and also using color dodge / color burn settings with the brush.




#Copyrighted image - do not use this image without written permission from the artist.
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Mystic Creature
Practicing some new photoshop techniques. Used my own eye for photo ;)
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Gregory Bart
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United States
Hey guys...welcome to my art page. I'm all about growth, love, and courage to build a world where our greatest visions come alive forever. I hope you're with me :)

Feel free to contact me at GregBart55@gmail.com
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Making art is about expressing the truth experienced directly in the heart. I like to show what is in my heart. It is where I find God, and power, and solace. I am grateful for the opportunity to express these things.

I feel that many artists are fundamentally unconcerned with expressing anything sincere from their heart. Rather, they seek to derive value and recognition for their art through cultivating technical prowess. This creates art that is fundamentally weak and without spiritual value, however much relative cultural value may be attributed to it.

Real artistic value is expressed through sincere willingness to be present in one's heart. This is where qualities like innocence, courage, wisdom, and power actually come through. When we concern ourselves with creating art from this space, we are freer to perceive the artwork of others, and experience the true value of art from an objective and meaningful place.

Technical skills have the relative value of giving us a foundation to articulate our vision. They give us a basic language through which to speak. Yet to value technique in and of itself is empty of spiritual power, and valuing technique above sincere expression makes our spirit and our art arrogant and hypocritical. When we value sincere expression above technique, we discover ourselves and the immensity of spirit that is our source and nourishment. 

I believe that our personal and artistic evolution derives from the willingness to be sincere in our hearts and expression. The keys to this expression are meditation and courage. Meditation is the practice of being present in the uncertainties of our heart in order to yield clarity and insight. Courage is the act of claiming our voice and expressing it with the conviction that it is good and true, even when we make mistakes. Using these keys, we make art that nourishes and transforms us. This is the objective value of art with heart.

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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017   Artist
Hey~~

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in listening/sharing my music?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!

-Dylan Seto
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XavierLardy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Thanks for watching Warrior Spirit !
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flipation Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the:+fav:!
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yalchinosis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Hello Gregory,

thanks a lot for the fav. :)
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Barahtianskiy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave+fav Hug 
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gala2025 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Another year to congratulate you, to wish you joy and fun in your birthday, you receive the warmth and affection of everyone you love, you have gifts that the best is still life and share it. You give your dreams and illusions. Get fondly many kisses as do years!

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SHiNiGAMi-Xiii Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
(: :+fav: ɹoɟ sʞuɐɥʇ
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Bishop-Of-Balance Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav Gerg :aww:
Totally resonate with your journal post Art with heart (from 2014) . I also believe in excellence, I love seeing the incredible amount of effort and technical skill people invest in their art to further enforce the message they are trying to convey. The more asthenic value & character, the longer I delve into viewing and absorbing the piece. But you're on point, the sincere expression of the heart is transformational.
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Kiminjo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
B-O-B,
I'm glad to hear Art with Heart resonates with you. I agree with you that technical prowess can really serve to articulate an artistic message and make it more compelling. My intention is not to overlook that fact, which is widely acknowledged as relevant to good art and artists. The essential element that is often glossed over is the development not only of technical skills but of access to inspiration. How do we mature our relationship to where our art comes from? How do we access relevant and truthful imagery? How do we create art that can uplift our culture and society? These are the questions to be asked, and answered, with more sincerity if we are to show true excellence in our work.
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Bishop-Of-Balance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, B-O-B
Indeed. It takes a special artist to move from using art to fill their own desires and needs but instead using art more altruistically and uplifting culture/society. Interesting, care to elaborate on 'access to inspiration' and 'our relationship to where our art comes from' ?
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