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I'm available for commissioned paintings if you would like something done just drop me a line on here. Examples of my work can be seen in my gallery and at www.andrewskidmore.ca.

Most of my works are on 16"x20" canvas in acrylic paints, but I have done some stuff larger and smaller.
If you have anything at all in mind let me know!

Some examples of my pricing is as follows and is negotiable depending on the subject matter:

8"x10"       $100            Black/White
8"x10"       $120            Color
11"x14"     $120            Black/White
11"x14"     $160            Color
12"x16"     $140            Black/White
12"x16"     $200            Color
16"x20"     $160            B/W
16"x20"     $240            Color
24"x36"     $340            B/W
24"x36"      $450           Color

Or any other size you can come up with.

All paintings are done in acrylics on canvas stretched over wooden frames. Ready to hang as-is.

If you're looking for something else just ask.
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  • Listening to: Rise Against - Ready to Fall
  • Reading: Snow Crash
  • Eating: Crackers
I'm doing commissioned paintings now! If anyone is interested drop me a line. Examples of my work can be seen in my gallery.
Most of my works are on 16"x20" canvas in acrylic paints, but I have done some stuff larger and smaller.
If you have anything at all in mind let me know!
  • Listening to: Rise Against - Ready to Fall
  • Reading: Snow Crash
  • Eating: Crackers
If I had a dollar for everytime someone said I should go to ACAD instead of business school which I'm currently in I'd be retired!!!
  • Listening to: Rise Against - Ready to Fall
  • Reading: Snow Crash
  • Eating: Crackers
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We human beings spend most of our time acting out our genetic destiny. Take the differences between males and females. Males naturally tend toward a broadcast strategy of reproduction. Since males make an almost infinite supply of sperm and it costs them nothing to deploy it their most sensible reproductive strategy is to deposit it in every available female-and to make special efforts to deposit it in the healthiest females, the ones most likely to bring their offspring to adulthood. A male does best, reproductively, if he wanders and copulates as widely as possible.

The female strategy is just the opposite. Instead of millions and millions of sperm, they only have one egg a month, and each child represents an enormous investment of effort. So females need stability. If they can't get that, than the next best strategy is to mate with the strongest and healthiest possible males. But best of all is to get a strong healthy male who'll stay and provide, instead of wondering and copulating at will.

So there are two pressures on males. The one is to spread their seed, violently if necessary. The other is to be attractive to females by being stable providers-by suppressing and containing the need to wander and the tendency to use force. Likewise, there are two pressures on females. The one is to get the seed of the strongest, most virile males so their infants will have good genes, which would make the violent, forceful males attractive to them. The other is to get the protection of the most stable males, nonviolent males, so their infants will be protected and provided for and as many as possible will reach adulthood.

Our great civilizations are nothing more than social machines to create the ideal female setting, where a woman can count on stability; our legal and moral codes that try to abolish violence and promote permanence of ownership and enforce contracts-those represent the primary female strategy, the taming of the male.

And the tribes of wandering barbarians outside the reach of civilization, those follow the mainly male strategy. Spread the seed. Within the tribe, the strongest, most dominant males take possession of the females, either through formal polygamy or spur-of-the-moment copulations that the other males are powerless to resist. But those low-status males are kept in line because the leaders take them to war and let them rape and pillage their brains out when they win a victory. They act out sexual desirability by proving themselves in combat, and then kill all the rival males and copulate with their widowed females when they win. Hideous, monstrous behavior-but also a viable acting-out of the genetic strategy.
We human beings spend most of our time acting out our genetic destiny. Take the differences between males and females. Males naturally tend toward a broadcast strategy of reproduction. Since males make an almost infinite supply of sperm and it costs them nothing to deploy it their most sensible reproductive strategy is to deposit it in every available female-and to make special efforts to deposit it in the healthiest females, the ones most likely to bring their offspring to adulthood. A male does best, reproductively, if he wanders and copulates as widely as possible.
The female strategy is just the opposite. Instead of millions and millions of sperm, they only have one egg a month, and each child represents an enormous investment of effort. So females need stability. If they can't get that, than the next best strategy is to mate with the strongest and healthiest possible males. But best of all is to get a strong healthy male who'll stay and provide, instead of wondering and copulating at will.
So there are two pressures on males. The one is to spread their seed, violently if necessary. The other is to be attractive to females by being stable providers-by suppressing and containing the need to wander and the tendency to use force. Likewise, there are two pressures on females. The one is to get the seed of the strongest, most virile males so their infants will have good genes, which would make the violent, forceful males attractive to them. The other is to get the protection of the most stable males, nonviolent males, so their infants will be protected and provided for and as many as possible will reach adulthood.
Our great civilizations are nothing more than social machines to create the ideal female setting, where a woman can count on stability; our legal and moral codes that try to abolish violence and promote permanence of ownership and enforce contracts-those represent the primary female strategy, the taming of the male.
And the tribes of wandering barbarians outside the reach of civilization, those follow the mainly male strategy. Spread the seed. Within the tribe, the strongest, most dominant males take possession of the females, either through formal polygamy or spur-of-the-moment copulations that the other males are powerless to resist. But those low-status males are kept in line because the leaders take them to war and let them rape and pillage their brains out when they win a victory. They act out sexual desirability by proving themselves in combat, and then kill all the rival males and copulate with their widowed females when they win. Hideous, monstrous behavior-but also a viable acting-out of the genetic strategy.
Thank you deviantART. I just can't stop drawing. How delicious.
I draw some hot girls and my comments come rollin' in and my hits double. Whata know :D
Why is life so blah?
For far too many life is the pursuit of acceptance. Self fulfillment and honour are lost terms. Self acceptance and self satisfaction are the only things that matter in life. That is not to say that yourself is all that matters. Self satisfaction is obtained numerous ways, and one of the most enriching ways is to devote yourself to others. An idea commonly known as karma affects all of us. Whatever you do, good or bad, you will recieve the same in return in whatever form. I am not a religious person, but rather believe in people. There is something inside a person that defines who they are. To call this something "energy" just barely touches the surface. But there is no other word in english that I can think of to describe what I am trying to express. What way you handle this energy defines a person. To look past material goods and see what is really important is all that matters. This is impossible for the majority of people. Imagine if your house and any personal belongings were destroyed by an enemy. Would you retaliate against this enemy? Why? Would revenge be the only motivator, or is there more? Would you be genuinely angry, upset, or just sad? Why would you feel anything? Now what if a loved one was killed. Would there be any more point to retaliate then there was before? Now think if your best friend had this happen to them. Would you fight for them? I am not saying what is right or wrong, because there is no such thing. I don't know what I would do in such situations. These situations would define who I am, and hence I do not know who I am yet. I would guess about 90% of you will read this passage and shrug it off and forget it in about 3 seconds. 8% of you will really think you understand and dwell on it for perhaps a minute or two. But the other 2% would read this and actually think the same way I think are the only people with whom I believe this world is theres to really explore, in both the mental and the physical. I am not trying to be all superior and pretend to know everything. That is what life is for. To try to know everything. But even if we were immortal we would not. So what is life really for? This text is not that profound or "new". I am simply trying to put my thoughts into words which is proving to be more and more difficult.