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Mister Hipster vs. Mainstream by IronOutlaw56
Mister Hipster vs. Mainstream
Earlier this year I invented a character for a piece called Mister Hipster who is essentially a hipster superhero. I created this piece for the Linden Postcard Show, which opens this weekend. I decided it would be fun to create an imaginary book cover for the story of the ultimate showdown between the Craft Beer Crusader and his ultimate foe - Mainstream. Mainstream is a shadowy shape-shifter that is constantly evolving and thwarting Mister Hipster's campaign of individuality. It will be interesting to see if this ranks anywhere in the art competition.

(c) 2015 Aidan Phelan

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
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Up Among the Gods by IronOutlaw56
Up Among the Gods
This was taken on top of Mount Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania in 2014. There's something unique and irreplicable (I made that word up) about the feeling of standing on a precipice above the clouds. It's like being Zeus on Mount Olympus.

(c) 2014 Aidan Phelan
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Barbed Wire by IronOutlaw56
Barbed Wire
Was walking through the grounds of the university back when I was studying teaching and saw the way this tangled mass of barbed wire stuck out against the overcast sky and luckily modern technology allowed me to capture the moment to share. I love how this man-made object has rather a plant-like, organic feel to it. This is a cropped version of the original to draw the focus to the wire.

(c) 2014 Aidan Phelan
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Cthulu by IronOutlaw56
Cthulu
I whipped this up for a failed entry into a Funko Pop Vinyl competition. I thought I'd have  bit of fun with it and thought about how annoying cultists would be to an ancient bringer of death and destruction.

(c) 2015 Aidan Phelan

Materials: Faber Castell connector pens on cartridge paper
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The Violinist
I drew this piece for an exhibition titled "Figuration/Sensation" that showcased works that explored the human form. I was inspired by not only my enjoyment of the female aesthetic, but also the thrill of watching a violinist in full flight. I decided to try and capture a sense of that motion, yet also the gracefulness a violinist's posing needs to convey.

(c) 2015 Aidan Phelan
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I've been updating this account far more regularly lately but I feel it's not working out. When I joined ten years ago social media wasn't really mainstream and Deviantart acted in much the same way as Facebook, Instagram or even MySpace. It was a community and I met lots of great people on here, many of whom have moved on from here.
It's no surprise that the newfound freedom to begin creating art again resulted in a proper return to this site where I had engaged and been engaged with and by artwork. With the changes in layout, functions, and the general vibe being far more fragmented and cold, it felt alien. It was like seeing a great friend for the first time in years but she's had major plastic surgery done and her personality is barely recognisable anymore.
This mixed with the lack of viewership and apparent lack of enthusiasm for my work, makes this a very strange and sad place. The glory days are gone and the last vestiges seem to comprise mostly of anime fanart. I don't feel I have a place here anymore.
To this end I have reluctantly decided that I will continue to post my work.on here until the year's end and then I will cease to update permanently. This account will remain active so that I can use it to display my work outside of Facebook and Instagram as a kind of museum of my artistic journey over the past decade. Beyond that, this account serves no real function anymore.
In the meantime I will continue to post when I can for those that are still watching.

~ AP

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Aidan Phelan
Artist | Varied
Australia
Born in 1986 and living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm a qualified English and Media teacher. Art is my hobby and something that keeps me grounded in between everything else but I am attempting to make more of it. I live with my cat, Romana, and my son.

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DavidFolkie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Happy Birthday! :dance: :boogie: :dance: :boogie: :dance: :cake: :party: :popcorn: :pepsi: :dance: :boogie: :dance: :boogie: :dance:
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IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   General Artist
Thank you
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Offering Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
thanks for adding Tim Toole (Austin) Ballybeg, Inisturk, 1911 to your favourites.

'tis appreciated!

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lordy, it's been a long time,  mister outlaw .. i read your journal, so good luck with whatever your next venture might turn out to be ..
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IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
It has been a long time between drinks but the best part has been catching up on what all of my favourite "DeviantArtists" have been doing. It's great to see you're still going strong :)
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Alene Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav: on "Jane Eyre" =) I'm glad you like it!
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