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If you've noticed I've ben in the "DARK" lately.  The folks at the Dark History & Horror Con are making a big push with announcements, so I've been busy.  :)
First Journal Entry in a long time.

But this one is mainly for information purposes.

I'm currently working on flyers again for the Dark History and Horror Con (Formerly Dark History Con) that will be held in Champaign, IL. 

On all of the flyers, there are logos and images that I'm using with permission of the people in charge of the event.

Those images include, but are not limited to; the Dark History and Horror Con Crest logo, the Fluid Event Center logo, and Guest images (such as head shots, book covers, etc.).

I want to be clear that I do not take credit for those.  I do however take credit for the layout and creation of the various flyers being used for the event.

I hope that is clear enough for everyone to understand.

Thank you for your time.
Hello :devart: Community,

Figured I would write a little entry to explain my latest entry of deviations.  Like most artist, be it amateur or professional, you have a related subject matter or theme.  My latest theme happens to be wolves.  I've always liked wolves.  As far as animals go, they are the closest thing I relate to.  Maybe why I like them so much.

In any case I hope you like the latest work I've posted on the theme of wolves.

So until next time...... 
Hello :devart: community!

A couple of days back I mention that I have a new job work as a graphic artist for LIB.  Also stated that I would post design work I've done as an employee there.

Well in case you haven't noticed, there is a certain watermark on certain deviations I've posted.  I refer to the watermarks of LIB Graphic Solutions on certain T-shirt designs.  Meaning as an employee of LIB, those images/deviations I've shared are for display purposes ONLY!!!!!

With that being said, I'm very proud of designing graphics for customers, as a member of LIB.  That is why I share them here.

So, until next time........

Nana's Catering T-shirts by simplemanAT
Hello :devart: Community!

Life has been interesting lately, but good for the majority of it.  I've started a full time job as a graphic artist, among other things, at Lions Industries for the Blind Graphic Solutions.  Now so you don't have to trip up over reading or saying such words again, its called LIB for short.

Because of this I'll be posting work from there from time to time.  So far things are going well there and I like it.  :)

Well, not much more to say.

Until next time........
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? A little over 11 years.  During that time I've had 3 different usernames:  a1cburton :icona1cburton:, SimpleManTats :iconsimplemantats:, and simplemanAT (current) :iconsimplemanat:

  2. What does your username mean?  My username was derived from the one time name of my freelance graphic design business.  It was Simple Man Art & Tattoo (simplemanAT). 

  3. Describe yourself in three words.  Simple, fun-loving, laid-back.

  4. Are you left or right handed?  Right handed

  5. What was your first deviation?  I don't remember my first deviation, but one of my earliest was titled The Prayer.                A version of an original character created by fellow :devart: member Gunmetalblack :icongunmetalblack:  the Prayer by simplemanAT

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?  Don't really have a favorite, but I do like logo designs.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?  3D design

  8. What was your first favourite?  According to my current favorites my first is titled  Steel Wolf by :icongunmetalblack:  Garage Days 5-'Steel Wolf' by Gunmetalblack

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?  Illustrations

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?  Don't have one single favorite.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?  :iconsandara:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?  :icongunmetalblack:

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?  A simple pencil and a piece of paper.  :)

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?  Anywhere, at anytime.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?  Seeing one of my deviations getting over 7,000 views.   

Hello everyone!

It's been well over a year since I wrote any kind of entry in my :devart: Journal.

Well a lot has happened in that time.  Life had plenty of changes for me.  It is a long story, so I'm not going to get into it.

But with that being said I've added a good amount of work over the past few months.  I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen, and there is more to come.  I have one deviation related to something dear to my heart.  I hope to have it posted, after I know it is approved by the group it was done for. 

Also I've started doing some creative writing.  My writing is done as part of a fantasy pro wrestling e-fed.  I've been debating about putting some of the excerpts from that on here.  Not sure if anyone would even be interested.  :lol:

Well that is enough for know I think.  Hopefully it will not be a year before I write my next entry.  :)
Hello :devart: Universe,

This journal entry is to say thanks to all who have visited my page over the past 5 days!  The amount of views is amazing and I 'm humbled to see the numbers.

Let me explain...

My average pageviews over the 9 1/2 to 10 years I've been part of the :devart: I have only averaged about 5 pageviews a day.
Over the last 5 days alone the average is 44 pageviews a day.  

In fact this is the breakdown of the views for each day...

April 7 - 35 views
April 8 - 39 views
April 9 - 33 views
April 10 - 29 views
April 11 - 82 views

Again thank you to those who have visited over the past 5 days.  Hopefully this continues, because it is awesome!  :)
So far the year of 2014 has been pretty good.  Right now I'm looking forward to the event known as the SUPER BOWL!  

That is all.

Until next time.....
MERRY CHRISTMAS :devart: Universe!
Remembering all...past and present...who wore the colors to protect and serve this country, on this Veterans Day.
Hello :devart:,

I've started celebrating Halloween early.  So from now up till Halloween, I'm making themed self-portraits.

Check them out in My Gallery.  Enjoy!

Until next time......
Hello :devart: Gang,

I got to to tell ya.  I made a little trip the other day to "the Hill" in Arlen, Texas.  While I was there I felt like I was the "King of the Hill".  lol!

Why you may ask?  Well if you haven't figured it out from my recent additions in my deviations gallery, I was introduced to Jonathan Joss, best known by most as John Redcorn from King of the Hill.  I can add this to my list of I can't believe I met this person. :)

Well there ya go.  Never know who you may come across in life.

Until next time.....


I went looking through the stats of my pageviews (something I've not done in a while) and found a pleasant surprise.  

One of my simplest tattoo designs, Footprint Tattoo, has over 3,000 views and over 9,500 downloads.  I never thought I would have a deviation with those numbers.  

It is nice to know that I have done something that a lot of people like. :)
This Entry is Simple.  I posted some T-shirt designs for a contest.  If anything positive happens, I'll update info in the summary section of the deviations. :)

So until next time............
Hello :devart: !

How have ya been.

Me?  Well it has been interesting for me lately to say the least.  

If you have noticed I have become more involved in Wrestling.  And NO, not as a person in the ring, but doing more artwork for wrestlers.  In particular for female wrestlers.  If you are not sure what I am talking about, check out My Gallery.....or just look to the left.  :)

Also I am currently in the works on creating new work for an indy wrestling promotion.  If things work out I will be posting the work up here soon.

Well, until next time...........................
I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!!!!
Hello :devart: Friends!

10,0000 PAGE VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So in celebration of this milestone, the 1st person to send me a NOTE with a screenshot of my page with the 10,000th-10,010th pageview, will get a deviation of their choice from me!  :)

So join me in the celebration where you get the gift! :D

Go ahead!  Stay tuned in here, and win!

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:UPDATE:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
10,000 PAGE VIEWS!  NOW WHO WILL BE THE 1ST TO SEND ME A NOTE WITH A SCREENSHOT FOR A FREE GIFT FROM ME!
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Until next time..................
Hello :devart: Gang,

A very short journal entry.  I have been doing a lot of work for my UR247.net gig.  Check out the latest flyers I created for one of the shows.

Until next time.................
Hello everyone!

Well here is the latest in my world.  I am a "Chibi-style " kick as of late.  The newest pics reflect that.  :)  In other news, I have recently have taken on a bigger role with unlimitedradio247.net (UR247.net).  I am now not only the official graphics designer, but I am also the new Director of Operations!  Craziness, just plain craziness.  LOL!  :)

Well there you go the latest and greatest from my world.

So until next time.........................