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Strangeforest: the art of R. Gilbert
Illustrations about mystery & Nature Instagram: @the_strangeforest - Store: strangeforest.bigcartel.com
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thestrangeforest · 8 days ago
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Nature Morte

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thestrangeforest · 34 days ago
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Coastal Fears

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thestrangeforest · 55 days ago
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Flying through the night.

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thestrangeforest · 92 days ago
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My album “Camaguán” is now available in more than 150 streaming and download services on this beautiful planet, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and so on.

Thank you for listening! Take care.

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thestrangeforest · 136 days ago
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Can I use any of these drawings as tattoos ?

Hi, I’m fine with people using my drawings for tattoos.

I kindly ask for a Paypal donation if possible. I try very hard to make a living from my art and any support is very appreciated.

(Tagging me if your post your tattoo in social media is very helpful too).

Thank you so much for asking instead of just taking. Take care.

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thestrangeforest · 176 days ago
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Coleoptera

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thestrangeforest · 274 days ago
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Expand your Universe.

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thestrangeforest · 326 days ago
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Have a nice weekend.

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thestrangeforest · 350 days ago
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Looking through my old files I found this album cover I did in 2017 for Duncan Park, a great South African musician. If you are into psych folk drone stuff check it out on YouTube. I’d love to do more album covers!

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thestrangeforest · a year ago
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Calcium carbonate

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thestrangeforest · a year ago
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The Ram Skull Shrine

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thestrangeforest · a year ago
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A huge part of the concept of this project that I called Strangeforest deals with the constant cycle of life, where the existence of living beings is a small instant in a period of time so long that it is incomprehensible to us humans. I have the belief that due to “being in the right place at the right time” we have the ability to understand the Universe and its dynamics a little better. For many years and in a somewhat nihilistic way I thought that the human being was overvalued too much and did not understand very well his place in the Cosmos.

2020 was quite difficult for me. I spent a long time without inspiration and without the spirit to draw, very unhappy with my work and my abilities in general. Added to this, I had other problems and tasks that made me think about leaving Strangeforest at least for a while, but I did not feel bad or depressed about it. Somehow I let that creative right part of the brain work in silence, while the left part organized the reality of the times of COVID and looked for solutions to my problems. I remembered an interview of Tom Waits by writer Elizabeth Gilbert (we are not related). He talks about this brain division of tasks and how to handle it and I understood that all that creative impulse does not depend much on ourselves.

One day and for no reason at all, I woke up with the desire to want to record a collection of my own songs, which became the album “Camaguán” and almost at the same time I began to draw very frequently and being in much better terms with my job again.

2020 helped me, and I think many others, to realize that the importance of all this we call life is given by us. That is good, because in a way it depends on each one, but that is only in our relative vision of ourselves. Very broadly, we are not capable of forging destiny on a large scale, and instead we build as everything follows the fortuitous and infinite course, just as we make music or draw, as with creativity in general.

Have a good 2021 and thanks for following.

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thestrangeforest · 2 years ago
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Not my usual style but I’ve loved this old 1930’s cartoon style since I was a little kid. Also I’m playing Cuphead too much.

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thestrangeforest · 2 years ago
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Volcameditations

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