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Larry West
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Larry West. I'm an illustrator/graphic designer from Philadelphia, PA. I've been featured in newspapers and interviewed a bunch of times, and I love doing artwork that bends people's minds and makes them think.

I'm available for commissions and gallery shows.

Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favorite genre of music: Heavy Metal
Favorite style of art: Pop-Art
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: Samsung Galaxy S4
Favorite cartoon character: Duckman
Personal Quote: As long as there is life on earth, there will be war.
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Forutna Satania by luvataciousskull
Forutna Satania
Fortuna Satania is Latin for "Satanic Fortune". I came up with this illustration for a project but wanted it to stand strong on its own as well.

There's a lot of symbolism going on, and I plan on going clock-wise to help explain it:

First, the feathers are meant to symbolize owl feathers. They represent wisdom.
The inverted pyramid is more of an in-joke: The "eye in the pyramid" is meant for insight and wisdom, but having it inverse in this case was meant to represent "passive knowledge".
The left hand is directly below The Sigil of Lucifer, the oldest symbol of Lucifer.

On her arm are two tattoos:
The first is the The Alchemist Symbol of Sulfur/Sigil of Leviathan on her arm. It's incircled by another alchemy symbol, this time Silver. I used silver, this time more in the LaVey tradition of Silver being the metal of Hell while gold represents the metal of heaven.
The second tattoo is the Alchemist symbol of Amalgamation. That is meant to represent all of the elements (the woman, the skull, the mythology) combining its power into one.

The goat skull is meant to represent a few things: Satan and the nature of life.

Her right hand, our left, is pointed up. This, along with the lowered left hand, is mean to represent Baphomet and the ideal behind the original illustration of it, "As above, as below."
Her right hand also has 2 fingers crossed, in this case representing luck.
Above this hand, we see the alchemist symbol of Silver, this time as 3 lines.

As for the woman herself, she is simply alive. Her beauty is meant to represent the joys of life and the pleasures of the flesh. Her hairstyle is meant to show her own personal devotion to the left-hand path and Satan.

...The piercings are just meant to be AWESOME.

So that's it! It's the most intense personal piece I've done in a while.
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Unarmed Black Male - The Artwork of Larry West by luvataciousskull
Unarmed Black Male - The Artwork of Larry West
I was supposed to have an art show this week, but the cafe where it was to be held close before it went up. In turn, I decided to post the flyers that I had already designed.

This WAS going to be the actual name of the show. I decided to all it this, largely because I'm just sick of term being used as a catch-all for black males. Its gotten to the point, which you may have seen in my feed earlier, that instead of just being me and being judged for what I can do, that I'm just a victim. I decided to just give it the name "Unarmed Black Male" in part to just fuck with everyone who saw the flyer and because I wanted to take it back.
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This Is Your Life - Art Show Flyer by luvataciousskull
This Is Your Life - Art Show Flyer
I was supposed to have an art show this week, but the cafe where it was to be held close before it went up. In turn, I decided to post the flyers that I had already designed.

This was the original name of the show. I had the idea to call it this after the Dio tribute album I was listening to, as well as the name of the last song
Ronnie James Dio recorded before he passed. The lyrics to "This is Your Life" basically are about doing what you love because it is YOUR life.
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Untitled III (Fear of Thyself True) by luvataciousskull
Untitled III (Fear of Thyself True)
I've been really stressed out over the last few months, and it felt more and more like I was coming apart, like my mind was shattered into pieces.

I've been questioning why, and I wanted to draw how I felt:

"Is there hope for me?"
"Can I be Loved?"
"Am I Worthless?"

I asked myself why I felt like I was going through all of this. I wondered, "Am I really just afraid of being myself? Am I afraid of being happy and the person I know I can be, the person I WANT to be?" I think these are questions we may constantly ask ourselves at one point in our lives or another.
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
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xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Duuude!
You works are very thoughtful and very well drawn. I like how you criticize society and that staff. Keep it up,pal!
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luvataciousskull Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome^^
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JosephMayo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, very nice work :D
And  by the way, thanks for the +fav 
It means a lot!
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luvataciousskull Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome, and thanks! :)
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome to Mythos & Magick! :D
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codyrush Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just to clarify, that poster's for a film. I did not make it. I gave thumb nails and descriptions for its composition: but I did not physically make it. The cat who did's name is Rodolphforever, an expert in the art deco style.
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luvataciousskull Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thanks!
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KwAkthe1st Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dig your shtuff broha!!!...

A watch for a watch!?!...
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