Hello Steemit Community, My Name Is Logan Walden Fantastical Science Fiction Artist

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Hi, I'm Logan Walden. I create fantastical science fiction and surreal art for a living.

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How did I get here? Let's start from the beginning! This is my story.

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I was born in Northern Kentucky in 1986 and was raised in rural southern Ohio. My father, Christopher B. Walden, paints wildlife for a living.

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My mother, Joan Angst, exposed my brothers and I to as many creative outlets as possible during our youth. Sometimes she pushed us to do things we didn't want to because she knew it would be good for us. We dabbled in art, music, dance, theater, travel, improv comedy and much more.

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Many hours spent using our imaginations outdoors was routine for us. I give enormous gratitude to my parents for paving the path for my artistic career by exposing me to the possibilities of using my imagination constructively.

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Destined for a creative field, I studied film at Full Sail University and worked in the film industry for 7 years throughout Florida and California. I've worked on major motion pictures like Transformers 3, reality shows like The Bachelor, and music videos for independent and major artists such as Tiesto and The Black Keys.

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However, I was constantly torn between different art forms. I love music, comedy, art, writing and travel. I wanted to do it all. I was unfocused and the film industry was losing it's luster every time I found inspiration in another art form. 2010 proved to be a year of transformation as I explored the world of Music and Art Festivals, such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man and others. This new alternative culture blew my mind. I had never felt more in my element than when I experienced such relatable people gathering to celebrate progressive music, absolutely insane art and a heightened sense of community.

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Exposure to this new culture and progressive level of art was inspiring to the say the least! I felt a calling! I needed to transition from working in the film industry to learning the world of art. It made too much sense. My father is a painter! I have the genes! After my first transformational music and art festival I spent a lot of time traveling the west coast, soul searching and spending time on self discovery. I worked up the nerve to make a change. I formed a plan to leave the film industry and become a graphic designer to help pay the bills which would also contribute to reaching my goal of becoming a professional painter!

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In 2012 I made the leap from Los Angeles back to my hometown, West Elkton, Ohio, to study under my father using acrylics. Landing a graphic design job for an ad agency came quicker than I'd expected and I began a new career as an in-house designer for Platinum Marketing Group in Cincinnati where I grew to be a professional designer over the next 3 years. My plan was working!

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Designing by day and painting by night, I quickly broke into the Cincinnati live art scene in 2013 when Essential Productions accepted my request to paint at a local concert.

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Since the first Essential Productions show, I have been involved as a live painter, Gallery Coordinator, Art Director, Installation builder and DJ in various festivals and concerts throughout the Midwest and West Coast. My obsession with techno and house music led me to the roll as Art Director for an entertainment group called Freshlist, which is now one of Cincinnati’s prime outlets for the underground EDM/local art scene.

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In 2016 I set out on my own as a freelance Graphic Designer and Visual Artist.

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Since launching my own art and design business I have painted live at major festivals around the country such as Burning Man, Electric Forest, Desert Hearts, Lucidity Festival, Reggae on the River, Resonance and many more. I have designed graphics for numerous clients, big and small, including the rising DJ and music producer, Manic Focus.

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I still reside in my home town in Ohio where I continue my art and design career. I also work sales and online promotions for my father’s wildlife art business. Together, my father and I work on innovating ways to thrive as artists.

This is my artist statement:
"As if broadcasting through my own radio station, my art has become a public channel through which I can reinterpret and express the worlds’ influences on my own lifes‘ journey. When I’m asked what inspires me I usually say the music I listen to. It works as a kaleidoscope that fragments my memories and ideas into something new. I listen to house music obsessively because it creates the energy and space for my mind to wonder. I love designing a piece that spotlights unpredictable subject matter, yet is cohesive in a way that just feels right. At the end of it all, I am a story teller. We all are. Once a painting is finished its story becomes clear, and when it resonates with someone I feel like we have shared a connection that comes from some place deeper. Creating that connection is my favorite part of this whole thing.”

Thank you for reading my story. You can see more of my work at www.loganwaldenart.com. I hope you stay tuned and follow this crazy ride. Onward and upward!

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Your work is phenomenal! You are extremely talented. I love your drive and your commitment to excellence. It will be a pleasure to follow and see your work

Welcome to steemit :D

Welcome to steem nation

Wonderful post, steemit is a great platform for individuals like yourself.

Thank you very much. I'm excited.

Welcome to steemit. Your art is amazing and I'm so glad you've found a way to turn your creativity into a way of life!! Kudos to mom and dad for the support!!

That is some pretty epic artwork! Need to see this in person! Welcome!
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Your art is incredible! I like these styles a lot.

Your good friend @codydeeds got me to check your post. I'm glad I did!

Welcome to steemit =)

Thank you man! Cody is a good dude!

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Amazing! Welcome to Steemit! I really look forward to following you

Hello Logan, welcome to Steemit and enjoy :-)
Beautifull art man!

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Welcome to Steemit!

Welcome to Steemit!

Keep it on! Welcome to steemit!

Got some nice art Logan. You remind my of my friend Cristian. I need to show him your post.

That is some amazing art work, Logan! Definitely up voting and following... I am also new and just introduced my self yesterday :)

I've hit that follow button so [email protected] fast! :) Welcome Logan. Really looking forward to seeing your artwork.

One quick question: are you interested in VR as a medium for art?

Wow! Such great talent. Welcome to Steemit!

Wow amazing work! Do you also read SciFi or just make art in that genre?

I love reading SciFi but wouldn't call myself a SciFi buff. I more or less like thinking about the future and it might look like one day. I'm working on a graphic novel myself and hope to release it to the world one day. Thank you for the nice compliments.

Hello! Welcome to the Steemit Community! I can't wait to see your content. I hope you enjoy this wonderful platform. All the best for you:) Have a beautiful day & Steem on!

Hola! [email protected] a Steemit! No puedo esperar para ver su contenido. Espero que disfrute mucho de esta maravillosa plataforma. Todo lo mejor para ti:) Ten un bonito día:) Steem On!

Hello, Welcome to the Steemit platform, I hope it works here for you.

Hi Logan, and Welcome to Steemit!

Your work is simple amazing. You will find Steemit to be a great place to exercise your many creative talents: art, comedy, travel, writing, business... I look forward to seeing how you develop in our community.

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Wow , so mind blowing art work. you are really great successful artist. following you. So much to learn from your work.

Nice to meet you. Amazing art. Please post more. Following.

And can we buy your stuff online somewhere?

Thank you so much. The best way to by prints is off of my Etsy shop which can be accessed through my website. www.loganwaldenart.com.

If you would like to know more about originals or limited edition giclees, please email me at [email protected]

Thank you so much for the support!

I encourage you to post some of your artwork for sale here and see if you can get paid in STEEM. Maybe not right away, but after a few weeks of being here and getting experience with the community. I think people would be very receptive to the idea of buying artwork from a community member with STEEM as the payment method.

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beautiful artwork logan! and combined with my favorite genre - science fiction! welcome to the neighborhood ;) - may the steem ever be in your favor. i'm sure you'll find a great platform for sharing your creations with us.

Warm welcome on steemit.
Those are very nice images.

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Welcome to steemit! Upvoted and followed (y) Check my profile, there are lots of guides and hacks for newbies ;)

Thank you

Welcome on Steemit :) !

I hope the best for you, really ! Don't forget, here we give only positives vibes :)

Try to create your own way. But don't forget, don't think only about earning something... We're here for the fun, to make new mates over the world, to talk and share about our experiences ! :)

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Hi , verry nice art u doing , thx for that , all the luck with you in all times .
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No words, man! Just amazing pieces of art! Followed for sure! :D

Thank you so much Thomas!

Hey Logan ! That's some sweet art, top quality. I hope you find steemit as fun as I do.

Thank you Trendo! I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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pictures are so beautiful . very nice intro i must say

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Thank you so much!

Welcome to Steemit. Looking forward to your posts.

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Hey Logan ! This is amazing! Def following for future artwork

Fantastic work, please submit it to the ArtByte Artist Showcase for a chance to win 5,000 ArtByte. It is free to submit.
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You capture perfectly what I dream about between the time I shut my eyes at night and actually fall asleep!

Hello ! I am @digital-gypsy , nice to meet you Loganwaldenart ! Welcome to Steemit and all the best for your posting

Thank you digital-gypsy. I'm excited about whats happening here.

Thank you for the introduction post! Awesome artwork! I'm looking forward to seeing more. Upvoted and following!

Hi, really enchanting artwork! Does it take a long time to make each piece?
I wish I could draw like that :-S

your art is super rad, sir!
where are your DJ mixes hosted? i'm always down for new music as a DJ myself.

next time you're out at Burning Man, give my people in the Celtic Chaos camp a look up. fun cats. lots of thumping techno and groovy tech house.

Yes. Please. More of this!

Welcome to the party. I'll be following closely, and hoping for more great stuff. And you'll be featured on Best of Steemit in about ten minutes. Godspeed.

Wow! Thank you Cristof!

Awesome, Logan! Your work and your story. I love that you have never stop pursuing. As an artist as well, I think you'll like the community growing here. Happily upvoting and following. Very much looking forward to more posts from you!

Oh my goodness the "unicorn" combination of science fiction and sports! I'm in for following your art! Welcome to Steemit. I've been here for 3 days and LOVE what I am seeing.

Wow!! Love it!! I'm glad I found you here as I usually pay for work like these at comic-con and similar festivals.. Thanks for sharing your journey and story too :)
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Great post @loganwaldenart. Really enjoyed the read, but I was left wondering about the science fiction influences throughout your life, and how that effects the creative process for your paintings.

I'd read a follow up post about your paintings and what inspired you for them. Fantastic work!

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Welcome to the community, Loganwaldenart :) Wish you much luck! Cheers! Follow me .

Thank you so much. I'm feeling very welcomed.

Welcome to steemit Logan, you look like you'll be a success on here, so best of luck in your steemit journey

Thank you so much.

Thank you for your ART and related work. :D . I have always loved graphics.

I dont know if you used a computer or not and maybe thats a good sign!

Great introduction post! Welcome to the family buddy :]

Amazing art! Thanks for joining and sharing your art and story with us. Your art reminds me a lot of the art my uncle Bill put in the game Cosmic Encounter he and some buddies invented so many years ago. Pretty cool. :) Resteeming.

What an amazing intro!! Love the art work man!! Welcome to Steemit :)

Very good article. Welcome on this great community. On te first look I am confidend that you will have a great progress here. Steemit on !

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Thank you Diana. I'm looking forward to this.

Cheers! Welcome to Steemit Logan! Awesome intro my friend and really like your paintings very talented. You will do well here.

Nice, a new Steemian, more or less ^^ Hello Loganwaldenart I hope you have fun on Steemit. feel free to contact or follow me at any time :-) Greetings @chrisx

Thank you Chrisx. I'm new and learning the ropes.

Welcome and Thank You for being with us!! Following your Blog now

Thank you and thank you for following.

Great post, thank you for your artistic contributions to the world!

Thank you very much!

Wow amazing work. Welcome to steemit.
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Hi Logan your art is amazing! looking forward to see more :)
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I wish you a wonderful unfolding my friend!

Hello @loganwaldenart. Welcome to Steemit. I am David. I wish you have a happy journey here.

Thank you very much David.

You know talent when you see it. Very nice artwork, I have a hard time just drawing stick figures.

That is some pretty epic artwork! Need to see this in person! Welcome! @Hanggiang

Hands down, this is the dopest intro post I've read on steemit so far. Cosmic art + wicked music makes this young minnow happy! I'll be stalking your feed for sure, so consider yourself followed and resteemed.

Duuuuuuuuuude your drawings are sick! Ya got yourself a follower! welcome to steemit.

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Wow! Thank you!

Man congrats you made it! Great post!

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Hello @loganwaldenart Great introducemyself post and really amazing art!!!

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Nice post. Looks like you are of to a great start! Love see the passion and excitement around your work. Fantastic works!

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Wow! Have you submitted your work to any of the sf magazines? Also Marcon in Columbus is a yearly sf convention. There are scads of them around the country, Almost all of them have art shows where you can exhibit and sell. I'll try to line up some contacts fort you over the weekend...

Your art made my morning!

Welcome to steemit @loganwaldenart. Fantastic intro post! You'll do very well here

Awesome work! Welcome!

Thank you so much!

Nice post dude!!!!

It was a great idea to follow you! thank you for your content! :)

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Welcome to Steemit. Your artwork is superb :) Will be keeping an eye on you :) followed of course :)

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Oh, wow! Amazing story behind your work and I'm so happy to see you've made it in fields you wished to be! Congratulations on that! Your talent reminds me of @jankasperec's talent! And you'll see, that's a huge compliment ;D I'm a graphic designer too, but still searching myself. I love so many fields of art, just gotta find my place :D Upped, followed, resteemed!

Wow. Thats a huge compliment! Thank you so much. From one designer to another, keep going! Thank you so much for the support.

your story is very inspiring. Do you ever miss hollywood or the film industry at all?


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Brilliant visuals dude. Welcome to Steemit, you will be brilliant here! Following you

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