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i am not what i used to be... by JPacena i am not what i used to be... by JPacena
3ft x 4ft... year 2000

college days... this artwork started the dog series...

its about feeling not yourself... creating an identity where in you feel like a king...
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i am not what i used to be... by ~JPacena has soft edges and tones that bleed a little, adding a quality of weathering and subtlety to a rather interesting and asymmetrically balanced work. ( Suggested by AnneJulieAubry and Featured by zeruch )
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
hello!your work is featured in my journal:)
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
thank you. :)
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Orangeclementine Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
:heart:
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freakXbodysoul Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
great work! what type of paint did you use on this piece?
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thanks! it oil paint. :)
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freakXbodysoul Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
ahhh i hate the smell of that its pongy lol :P
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tiger-kat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Student General Artist
This would make a great book or notebook cover... it's really nice to look at :)
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
thanks so much. :)
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tiger-kat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Student General Artist
you're welcome :D
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on2x Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
astig~~*
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aivliss Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Very nice work!!
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dorianmood Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Love the abstract style. You've struck a perfect balance with the shapes and colors. I think the title and the idea behind it are what really give it depth and make it more than just a nice picture. :invisible:
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JPacena Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
thanks so much. much respect to you. :)
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Mishka22 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
amazing!
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
thanks! :)
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oxCaseyxo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
I love it! Its awesome.
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firoL Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Very strong piece, both visually and otherwise. I love the thought behind "creating an identity" because we all do it to some extent - aided and abetted by the internet of course. Maybe now all I need is an identity to feel like a queen. lol. I'll be thinking of that throughout the day.
Anyway, great piece, in case I didn't say that enough yet. :D Thanks! :+fav:
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you very much for taking your time to look at it. Tahnks for such kind words. much respect to you. :) Take care!
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Syncan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
nice tones
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks! :)
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MobileSuitGio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha ^_^ galeng ng mga pinoy! like the style~
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
salamat!
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SwanKnight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
*palakpak

:D
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
salamat...
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tophattedtragedy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Wow...
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
man. i saw this first thing this morning just before having to jet for work.
and i meant to come back to it during work and faving the hell out of it.
but i sidetracked. by stupid WORK!
anyway,..
i love it man.
i love the colors. i love the linework. i love the overall composition.
it's a bit mckean-like to me. wolves in the walls maybe?
going to your gallery now in hopes that more visual treasures await me there.
put you on my watch too.
truly dig it man.
wish i could see things and convey it visually like this.
very nice.
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thank you very much dholms... im glad you like it. im a fan of mckean, i really love his works. Went trough your gallery too, you have such powerful images there. i like it. Wish to see more in the future. Take Care!
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uncertain-certainty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
When I paint, I don't really put meaning behind it. I just kind of go into this zone, and a few hours later I'm done. Props to you for knowing exactly what you were doing with this. It really shows.
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks... i also do that sometimes, the spontaneous feeling... but im more relaxed when i know what to do...
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chibizumi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Wonderful ! :)!
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Great picture.
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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FeeDesBrumes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Student
i know this feeling so much that i fav' it ....
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks for the fav!
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FeeDesBrumes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Student
you're welcome :D
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Crudity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Student
wow that reminds me of Neil Geilman's "Wolves in the Walls".. I mean, not by art, but the atmposphere, that was awesome book, and that is awesome pic here :]
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks so much... mckean is one of my influence... wow, nice to here that. Thanks so much...
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nahajka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Very interesting work.
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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nahajka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
You welcome!
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kwnsx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Congratulations on the DD.
Very nice work and I like the mood from the colours and the animal.
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kwnsx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
You are welcome. :)
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JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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kwnsx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
You're welcome. :)
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xadeus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
what a great snag of a subtler aspect of life and mentalities, nice piece, very nice :nod:
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:iconjpacena:
JPacena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thanks!
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sadpuritania Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Man is a dog, even if he doesn't bark. I love it.
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