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About Varied / Professional Kantiki Jayamana WhatevaMale/United States Groups :iconthe-art-of-smoking: The-Art-of-Smoking
In Death, Art: Memento Mori
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Le Plan (The Legend)
"Le Plan" is a true legend to musicians all around the world. They hosted concerts for Snoop Dog, The Fugees, and so many others. They were successful enough to buy a much larger building on the edge of the city.

The move meant leaving behind a lot of the spirit of the original Le Plan. The original still stands, with the many murals covering each face of the building, the signatures on walls, and with vines growing in and around the building as it slowly becomes neglected.


Kantiki Jayamana Whateva
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United States
At the age of ten, I would walk up the hill to the neighbor's house. He was the only person in the neighborhood who had a computer. I went thru every game he had in his collection. When I asked for more, he opened up GWBASIC, loaded a Pac-Man game, and then showed me the code.

"There", he said. "Make your own game."

...make... my own... game?
My world has never been the same.

While I don't make video games anymore, I've set my eye on society itself... and made game of that which makes as much of me. Fun!

Quieres mas? Check my About.Me Profile:

It's your world, love... I'm just passing thru.


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:bulletblack: The Passions of Blood, Smoke, and Fire: It's been seven years since Burial's debut album changed the world of electronic music... permanently changing the course of the future garage genre. I've been a DJ for more than a decade, but it wasn't until 2012 that I started mixing future garage. My first digital set--The Passions of Blood, Smoke, and Fire--is now available for free download [Here on SoundCloud]. The response has been incredible. DJ Umb at Generation Bass wrote: "This is Burialesque in all its glory harking back to the great golden days when Dubstep was such an exciting proposition." I'm honored. Enjoy the music!

:bulletblack: A Year in Revision: Outside of my work with groups here on deviantART, I've severely neglected this site, including what few submissions I've made over time. That's going to change. I've promoted my music and writings all over the Net, but I've never before done the same for my visual arts. Over the course of 2013, I'll be updating my older submissions... sometimes with actual updates to the art, other times with simple updates to the titles and descriptions. I now have a camera again, and I'll be preparing new content for release later this year... or, at the latest, early in 2014. Stay tuned!

:bulletblack: How to Promote Your Art in a Post-Apocalyptic World: I just wrote part one of a very detailed article with tips on promoting art online. You can read it [Here on #The-Art-of-Smoking]. Warning, Will Robinson!!! It's long, it's self-indulgent, and it works. Here is a very short excerpt from the article's introduction:

:iconofficialfella5plz: Why promotions are important: Here's a quick one-minute story about a little computer that could... but it didn't. 1985. Movies like "Back to the Future", "Goonies", and "The Breakfast Club". The very first "Calvin & Hobbes" comic appeared in newspapers. The first Nintendo arrived in America. Good times! The death of the great Orson Welles and the loss of Route 66. Bad times! The Macintosh computer had arrived on the scene the year before. It's monochrome display? Not the best... but it had a few fun sounds and the interface was easy to use. The IBM computer had 16 colors and it could beep. Again, not impressive.

1985 brought the Amiga 1000. 4096 colors. Count 'em! So many colors, that Andy Warhol would later refuse to use any other computer for making digital art. It had four stereo sound channels and it had a separate graphics processor for gaming even before the idea of a "video card". The games made for Amiga were only comparable to those found in arcades. To pound the last nail into the coffin, the Amiga was cheap, at about half the cost of a Mac or a PC. Half. It would require ten years for the Mac and the PC to rise to the level that the Amiga started at in 1985.

Where is the Amiga today? In all probability, you do not even know about the computer. The Mac had the famous "1984" commercial, but where was the marketing and promotions for the Amiga? Nowhere. The IBM PC had licenses with schools and other government entities, securing its future with collaboration, but who was the Amiga collaborating with? No one. Commodore assumed that the incredible qualities of the computer itself would do all the work for guaranteeing its success. They were wrong. When they realized they were wrong, they could have changed and began marketing and collaborating. Instead of changing, the company began a slow suicide, eating itself from within. That's how the best and most innovative computer of the '80s died before it could ever get started.

:iconcryfellaplz: Don't be an Amiga: Some of you already do promotions. Consider this a "fill in the blanks" for any places where you need pointers. Others are comfortable with what they already do, and they're happy with where their art is right now. Then there are also a few of you who know you have something special to offer, and you are thirsty for ways to "break out" in the world. To you few, I say: Welcome! You've come to the right place!

...continue reading here on #The-Art-of-Smoking...
  • Listening to: Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts
  • Eating: American Spirits
  • Drinking: Coffee


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JACAC Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
g l a d . t o . s e e . y o u . b a c k . t o . m y . w o r k . :w00t:
t h a n k . y o u . =)
Bas-Foto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Thanks for the +fav for Track To Hell
Ikarusthefirst Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the fave! (:
GregorKerle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
:woohoo:Thank You kindly for :+fav:
panosozi Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks a lot for the fav on my photo. 
if u have time take a look at my rest gallery.
wish u the best 
Kantiki Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Did that. Many good shots, but… is the one that stands out as an immortal capture of a moment. It goes beyond the standard of photography.
panosozi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks a lot for your good words. it means a lot to me. 
i wish someday to win a lot of Devinats :) 
gustavoAvancini Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :D
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for yuor support my friend :D
sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013

thank you so much for the +favorite & adding me to your :+devwatch:
it really means a lot to me. :thanks:
Dave-DK Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:!!! :D
Davidk1960 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you for the Llama badge!
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
Kantiki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank YOU! Your color choices for landscapes really make your photos "pop".
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Have had a couple of devs awaiting submission to your Art Of Smoking group for a while now. Would be great if you could approve them. Cheers!
Kantiki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Actually, it looks like they will not pass voting for quality control. We do not approve every image. However, be sure to submit to some of our affiliate groups, as quality always comes down to a matter of opinion. These two shots are unfortunately stuck between the styles of "photojournalism" and "artistic nude", but without really shining in either area. Both of them are only one vote away from being declined. But again, try submitting to other groups.
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am in disagreement, but understood - beauty and art are very subjective - as a former photojournalist though I couldn't disagree more about 'between the styles of "photojournalism" and "artistic nude" ' they are portraits if not artistic nudes, especially the one with the cig in her mouth. For such a small genre of 'art' and one that is not so often represented I would expect your policies to be a little more 'open' Just my two-cents, thanks for the reply. Cheers!
ossie-eat-world Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for fave ;)
gustavoAvancini Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :D
Kantiki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey YOU! Do MORE! Specifically referring to your four most recent submission, if these are a taste of things to come, then I am very interested.
If-You-Want Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave!
Leanan-Bloodflower Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
thank you very much for the fav dear! :hug: and have a happy new year! ^_^ :blowkiss:
yama-dharma Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks for dropping by and glad you enjoyed my work! :)

Kantiki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
You earned it! That frakking shot with the cello [link] is worth every fav you've been hit with... and then some. It's a scene that immediately draws the viewer inside of it... then, after snapping out, I find myself pissed that I'm not actually there. Bastard!
yama-dharma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks man! That it the best praise I had ever heard! Respect!
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