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randis:iconrandis:
Thanks everyone!
Fri Dec 7, 2012, 2:16 AM
staclouica:iconstaclouica:
Your amazing! I WANT YOUR ART XD
Mon Aug 23, 2010, 11:29 AM
arievianza:iconarievianza:
your works is awesome..! is there any way I can learn about your technique? Please...
Mon Aug 9, 2010, 4:55 AM
AW08:iconaw08:
I'd recommend the god of war soundtracks and the following bands: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Dope. =] If you like rock music this is perfect for you! =]
Tue Jul 27, 2010, 7:57 AM
margoadias:iconmargoadias:
contact me!
Thu Jul 22, 2010, 4:01 AM
thefordgt:iconthefordgt:
qsdq
Wed Jul 21, 2010, 1:10 PM
StudioMMG:iconstudiommg:
you are... too good. teach me!! hehe
Wed Jul 14, 2010, 9:26 PM
randis:iconrandis:
Thanks guys! :D What are you guys up to? Recommend me some musik please! I didnt watch mtv for 4 years already, dunno whats new
Wed Jun 23, 2010, 4:48 PM
ANGELDRIVER:iconangeldriver:
I don't a gold medal or shiny award to give you so please accept my admiration for your stunning artwork!
Wed Jun 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
Nikko180:iconnikko180:
Randis ive just faved some of your work you are absoloutey sick... i would have faved it all but theires too much Lol...
Wed Jun 23, 2010, 5:38 AM
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The meaning of Life should not be about a destination but the journey, because the moment you stop running is the moment you have arrived, the moment you will end.
Life is short, you may be in your 20s or 30s and it seems like you have so much time ahead of you but take a moment to think about it. How many years of quality life do you have left before you reach an age where you no longer can freely run under the sky and let the sun shine on your skin? 
Maybe another 30 - 40 years tops, think about it, 30 summers to go, does not sound much now does it? 
And one third of the time you will be sleeping, another quarter spend with work. Time is precious, don't waste it lightly, enjoy every moment, both the ups and downs.
Having ambitions is good, one should have a drive and goals but don't get too abscessed reaching for the stars, don't look forward for happiness, enjoy the now, don't merely exist, live.

You should never feel bored, there is always something to do, to learn and to discover, to think about. 
I spend a lot of my time thinking, thoughts are fast, efficient, more than words so, boredom is something I can not experience. 
There is no default purpose to life, not to us at least. We are an evolved species and our purpose long surpassed mere survival and reproduction but that does not mean that life had no meaning. You give your own live meaning, you are in control. 
You can grow, widen your horizon, create something beautiful or contribute to the development of our species or simply be happy or make someone else happy. 
Don't let the boundaries of our society hold you back, don't dwell on things you cannot change, Instead embrace new opportunities and try to see the beauty around you. 
In your mind you are free, beautiful in your own way and no one can take that away from you. 
Believe in yourself and enjoy the summers to come.

-Randis

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

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randis
Randis Albion
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
i am me and no one else.

Current Residence: Bangok/Berlin
Favourite genre of music: good music
Favourite photographer: me
Favourite style of art: my style
Operating System: MS OS
MP3 player of choice: Windows media player
Favourite cartoon character: Jubei
Personal Quote: i am what i know
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The meaning of Life should not be about a destination but the journey, because the moment you stop running is the moment you have arrived, the moment you will end.
Life is short, you may be in your 20s or 30s and it seems like you have so much time ahead of you but take a moment to think about it. How many years of quality life do you have left before you reach an age where you no longer can freely run under the sky and let the sun shine on your skin? 
Maybe another 30 - 40 years tops, think about it, 30 summers to go, does not sound much now does it? 
And one third of the time you will be sleeping, another quarter spend with work. Time is precious, don't waste it lightly, enjoy every moment, both the ups and downs.
Having ambitions is good, one should have a drive and goals but don't get too abscessed reaching for the stars, don't look forward for happiness, enjoy the now, don't merely exist, live.

You should never feel bored, there is always something to do, to learn and to discover, to think about. 
I spend a lot of my time thinking, thoughts are fast, efficient, more than words so, boredom is something I can not experience. 
There is no default purpose to life, not to us at least. We are an evolved species and our purpose long surpassed mere survival and reproduction but that does not mean that life had no meaning. You give your own live meaning, you are in control. 
You can grow, widen your horizon, create something beautiful or contribute to the development of our species or simply be happy or make someone else happy. 
Don't let the boundaries of our society hold you back, don't dwell on things you cannot change, Instead embrace new opportunities and try to see the beauty around you. 
In your mind you are free, beautiful in your own way and no one can take that away from you. 
Believe in yourself and enjoy the summers to come.

-Randis

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda


Randis by randis


Me and you, feelings and words.

There are about 7 billion people on our planet, imagine that!
Try picturing a thousand million souls, bright little specks of invisible light going about their business all around the globe as we speak.

7 billion individual minds, both unique and beautiful in their own way and yet we are all connected in a way or another and despite such

vast cultural variety, ideals,  physical appearances and genders we share so much more than just the genetic makeup and yet we often
hit invisible barriers trying to communicate with each other.

No matter how far apart we all are we still look at the same moon at night and get warmed by the same sun during the day.

The universe is vast, so large that we are incapable to imagine the full scope of it in our minds without using substitutes.

Compared to it our lifespans and actions are so small and insignificant and yet no matter how tiny we are, we all consist of the same

fundamental building blocks as the stars we gaze upon on a clear night and when we pass away the atoms remain and become part
of something new, perhaps a new life.
It is beautiful if you just think about it, just by being alive we all share genetics with every life form on our planet and on a quantum

level we are all connected with each other and furthermore with everything that the universe consists of.  We literally are the children
of the stars and stardust we become.
As perhaps everyone else who has ever walked this earth I often asked myself the question of who I am, trying to define myself,
trying to determine my purpose, my role in the bigger picture.
Talking to others and reading I have learned many different views shared by others.

Some may define themselves by their work and lifestyle, some by their achievements and social status, some feel a certain calling
that defines their purpose in life, some are a reflection of how their surrounding perceives them, others identify themselves by their

physical appearance and some strife to become the heroes they admired by following their footsteps.
There is no right answer to any of it, there is no universal rule or pillar that defines what we are or what we should be.
Personally I define myself by my actions and all my accumulated knowledge but as it changes, I change, sometimes a little and

sometimes a lot, depending on how much impact certain events or information have on me.

No matter how we may describe ourselves to others, we will never really, truly know each other because despite being

an evolved species (according to our own definition) we still lack sophisticated communication skills.
To store and share information we make use of spoken and written languages and many other language forms such as music,
imagery, mathematics, physics etc. and on a high level it works well enough for us as a species to make progress but on the

lower level we often have miscommunications, arguments and fights and I am not talking about language barriers.

Each and every one of us is an immensely complex neurological mechanism.  Since our birth we observe, absorb information,
learn, adapt and then try to apply what we have learned.
Our thought processes both conscious and subconscious are very complex and streamlined.

I compare our thoughts and feeling to small and infinitely, perfectly shaped marbles rolling around our mind simultaneously
at speeds our physical bodies could never keep up with.
However as soon as we open our mouths we are forced to use words to convey our thoughts, but words are mere concepts

and substitutes. Words are crude, edgy cubes and since the young age we learn to speak we constantly try to equalize the
meaning of those words with other people.

The concepts are easy enough for basic things; such is cold or warm, colors, shapes.
We all know what a circle looks like but when it comes to feelings and other complex though processes word often fail us.
In order to translate the thought that is an infinitely perfect marble we try to construct a similar shape made of edgy words
and the more words we use the closer it will resemble the shape but also larger and the more tedious the conversation becomes,

so ultimately we simply rely on those who listen to interpret our words the same way and in my opinion is almost impossible
unless we are talking science or basic facts.

There simply is no way for us to compare our feelings on a scale that would allow us to truly understand each other 100%.
We compress complex emotions into a single word such as disappointment, hatred, love or lust but just a small difference in

our experience as a child or our current hormonal state might affect our perception of one of those very words leaving us
unable to be sure if the others think exactly the same way about certain concepts.

It can be something as simple as looking at a picture together, we may see the same shapes and on a high level we certainly

can agree on many fundamental and basic impressions of that image but on a low level, no matter how small or subtle we all
will perceive it differently based on our own experiences and state of mind.
In a way it is sad but as I always like to say, every stick has two ends and so there are bound to be positive aspects to it as well.
If we could all share our thoughts simultaneously, life in certain ways might be really boring.
Sometimes discovering someone slowly is what makes it exciting, after all we are still a hormone driven and curious species

and while we always should try to strive for development we also need to embrace some of our primal instincts instead of
perceiving them as shortcomings.

One should try not to judge others prematurely and never mistake someone’s lack of articulation skills with a lack of social or
quantitative intelligence. A lot of people in our society are simply being introverted or isolated due to other reasons and

therefor lack practice communicating verbally witch may result in subtle or less subtle differences in their perception of certain
words or concepts.

Some people may understand certain actions or expressions as impolite while others would see no fault with the way
they conduct themselves.
Everyone is different; some may connect easier with each other, some need to discover each other first and sometimes
agreements are purely superficial as means to a goal.


That being said, I thank you for reading and hopefully connecting with me a bit more.

Cheers
- Randis

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

I wrote this for everyone and no one in particular.


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On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.

The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.

Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple minded who will take every
cohesive statement as a fact without questioning or analyzing its true meaning or the lack of it.

Sure you may find a quote that in nice words expresses your own feeling but guess what, no one really cares and that is why
you people barely get any likes on such posts. 
Don’t get brainwashed by all the arbitrary hogwash and theoretical advices that don’t apply in real life.
Life is beautiful but unmeasurably more complex than a Barbie house.

“You need to breathe in order to live” Yeah, no shit Sherlock, who would have guessed that you need to breath in order to live!
“Art is life” Wow, thank you for such deep wisdom. 
Things girls so, things boys do… fuck that!

Life is not all made of happiness and flowers, the sooner you realize it and step out of your comfort zone, your house of cards.
Happiness, just like success and any other achievement requires some effort, be it work, emotional investment or simply your own, 

personal development. You are not by default entitled to anything without having to work for it first.

 

Stop looking for approval and reassurance in vague quotes to make yourself feel better not having to move out your comfort zone or
dealing with your insecurities.  Ignorance is not bliss. 
Expand your horizon, there are no boundaries, no one is holding you back but yourself.
You only reflect the society’s reflection of yourself if you let your surrounding press you into a mold.

 

People, work your brains, this is your most important instrument you have, learnt to rely on your own intellect.

If you really want to educate yourself, step away from social media BS and go read some books, get some classic literature, learn from real life
experiences, pick up some scientific literature, look at the state of the world, learn about politics, learn to read the text between the lines.

Critical thinking should be in everyone’s skillset.

 

Do question  and analyze every information that in any way is meant to form/educate you, do not take every written word as a law/fact because
every book is written by another human just like you and me and people make mistakes, in many field even deliberately.
Even scientific literature is being constantly updated when theories are disproved or new facts are discovered. This is how it is supposed to be, 
life not black white, there is not one universal truth but an exorbitant quantity of possibilities, variables and ways.

 

Be flexible, analyze yourself and your environment, learn to admit your own mistakes, adapt and learn to accept new fact that might change your view.
People say you can’t teach tricks to an old dog. That is bullshit. 
We all are perfectly capable of learning and adapting, but we must have a wish and motivation to grow.

If the curiosity dies you will become stubborn and afraid of changes as your paradigm becomes rigid.
That being said I by no means tell you to distrust everyone, this mostly concerns educational material or facts that might affect
your development and actions. 
If you mom tells you that she is going out to buy groceries, there is no need to get paranoid and distrust her words.

But always know that every action has a motivation. There is no such thing as being selfless, everything we do is in correlation with a motivation or
agenda but that does not mean that every motive is negative.

Causality is one universal pillar; there is always a cause and effect.

Some people help others merely for the reason because making someone else smile gives them please, others do it because of guilt, others for
publicity and some are simply spoiled rich kids that spend papa’s money to do some “good”.

The cause may be noble but still, there is an always reason for everything we do and everything we don’t.

 

Do not be fooled by words, those who truly want to help without expecting to be rewarded usually don’t boast their good deeds on social media.
Respect everyone by default but trust has to be earned, however try not judging people by their actions alone as you may not be aware of how 

they spend their time outside of your personal field of view, this of course goes for both sides.

We all are mere human driven by hormones, desired, needs and spontaneous decisions.

You may meet an asshole but this asshole might have friends who love him and sometimes people will meet you and you will be the asshole.
It is all a matter of timing. 
Choose your friends wisely, for those who love you are the most important thing in your life.
Your parent will pass as they are older than you and all that will be left are those who love you.

Return kindness with kindness but don’t trust people blindly. Use common sense.

Taking relationship advice from a friend who is jealous will do you no good obviously, use your own brain, all answers are already there.
Dating random people you can in most cases assume that they will tell you everything you want to hear and more, just to get into your pants,
the question is how long can they keep up the façade because that is when dating stops.


I am only 36, by no means I see myself and mature and wise and in my opinion no wise man would say so because the implication seeing
yourself as wise and mature makes you immature as we never should stop learning and developing ourselves. Age is just a number
and I am just a big kid, running around exploring life.

 

Please be not offended by my words but if you are you please take a moment and reflect on the information and try to analyze why
exactly you are angry. No one likes to be lectures, of course, but this is not a lecture and I am not criticizing you but merely sharing my point
of view and it is up to you what you do with it.

I do not believe in worlds like talent and prodigy (unless we are talking about rare mutations), everything is a result of hard work and most
people are not born with it.

However a great deal of people suffers from a cognitive bias making them unable to recognize their own ineptitude.
It is very difficult to talk to such people as they get very defensive and perceive any advice as a personal attack or simply by default
assume knowing everything better than you.

The Dunning Kruger effect is luckily not necessarily a permanent state of mind and many people manage to open their eyes during their life time.
Life is short and I’m not taking about the average life expectations. Ask yourself, how many summers do you have left where you will
be able to roam the lands under the sky, enjoying the sun.


Enjoy life and be grateful for the gifts and affections you receive.
Don’t take shit from anyone but return kindness with kindness.

- Randis

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Love means opening your heart to someone and giving them the power to break it while trusting them not to.
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
         
There is no handbook for life and love nor should there be one. 
Everyone wanders through life using their own paradigm as a map, formed by their own personal values, believes, moral pillars, cultural influences, education, religions, hopes and dreams. 
We all are to some degree reflecting the society as we are part of it, we are all partially modeled by certain, general expectations of those who surround us in our lives. 
It starts with little things, details. We care what others might think or say about us and we are equally happy about nice compliments from complete strangers as we are offended by gossip of those we don't even know. 
It is not always a bad thing, as every stick has two ends but it is important to maintain your own opinion and stay true to your own ideals, even if they sometimes go against the norm. 
We all are not that different, we all share, many hopes, dreams and desires. 
Some may not accept you, some may gossip because of their own insecurities or jealousy but others will accept you because no matter how bad the general society may seem at times, there are always people who will understand and embrace you, the true you. 
Love is a beautiful gift not everyone is fortunate enough to find in their life, it is not something to be ashamed of, it should be worn with pride and cultivated as love is the brightest light we humans have, a light that can inspire, warm and nourish both mind and body. 
Live your life without regrets, learn from your mistakes but don't be scared to let the light inside your life even if it may raise an eyebrow or two. 
Some may not understand as they are unwilling to leave their comfort zone and think outside the box, but the horizon is limitless. 
Trust your heart. 

- Randis

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PT200 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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Happy Birthday !
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Happy Birthday to you :D
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Happy Birthday! :cake:  :D
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orabich Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist

:party: Happy Birthday! :cake:

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GiovyLoCa Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Alles, alles Gute und Liebe zum Geburtstag! Feier schön und lass dich verwöhnen. :iconpinklilyplz: 
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! ^_^
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Theik2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Hi,

I am thinking about writing  fan art inspired by your picture "The Turning."  I won't get any money for it and I would be glad to give you credit.

Thanks 
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Randis! 

Your Light goes out into the world through your wondrous fine artwork. The world is better for your art within it.

May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity in all your Art and Life endeavors.


We appreciate your Muse and talent. 


Kindly,

Grant
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my friend
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MysterNiceGuy Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant
Impressive variety.
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Majentta Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your art especially your views about life :) (Smile) 
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randis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Welcome by KmyGraphic to our group :iconmyfantasy4all:

Our Stuff and me are so happy about that

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STangIllustrations Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Your work is amazing! SO BEAUTIFUL *O*
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Eikcin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so inspirational! I hope that one day I'll be as diverse and professional as you are.  I have years still to study, learn, and improve, but I now have another artist to help inspire me to keep pushing forward and never give up!  Thank you for being who you are. *Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
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NeoWolfgang Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Artist
Hi im glad I find your gallery, your art its so beautiful and emotional thanks for sharing and ILL BE watching you
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randis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there,

I would just like to extend a warm welcome for joining Video-Game-Nation!

Currently we are deciding the theme for our group's first contest. We are definitely open for suggestions if you have any ideas. Details can be found in the group's journal.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the group, please don't hesitate to send me a note.

Thanks,

:wave:

Manda-of-the-6 

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P.S. Love your concept work.
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randis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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