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I was shocked to learn today that Giger passed away just a day ago as a result of a fall. Most of you probably know that H.R. Giger is one of my favorite artists and a major influence on my work. (for those who don't know, check this out: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.R._Gig… and then watch Alien :eager:)

I discovered Giger when I was 12 when I found his book Biomechanics in the  Ventura, CA Barnes and Noble and was blown away by his universe of weird detail. I spent years after that collecting his books and aspiring to become him.

For a long time I was a huge fanboy and wanted to meet him, now I never will Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1]

His influence can be seen all over DA, for example in these

F E A T U R E S

Behemoth by PeteHamiltonBio-Mick-Chanical by tat2poochShoggoth Eats by Cobalt358

Shaft No 7 H.R. Giger by leothefoxANAZAZI by kd-mathesonSandroid  Work in progress by solark

Biomechanical Dependency by artlmntlPray by nicktheartisticfreak
engines of creation by theGorer

Anyhow, that's all take a minute to remember HRG and the impact he had on art and our consciousness :love:












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IndigoStar86 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
How young where you when you found giger ! That is the first of the first I noticed in your art when I met you(giger influence) whats odd is that a couple of artist passed away in this time o_0 is there some vortex calling the great artist, thinkers? Mmmmm......
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Artist
They say the famous people die "in threes" and that often
seems to include some of the real geniuses like him :nod:
I don't know if this will leave a void for us or if it's an opportunity
for the next crop of great minds to arise.
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IndigoStar86 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I guess yes an opportunity for next crop of great minds *-*
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Artist
Toilet Paper Maybe the future will be okay, I will still miss dear Giger though :nod:
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IndigoStar86 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
for sure he is irreplaceable! what makes the future of art is the abillity to be Authentic and Passionate, 
thats why Giger stood out, the art schools do not teach that, society does not encourage authenticity, 
but I guess that is the Adventure! finding it....Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Artist
It's true, society only asks for sameness and the ones
who want to change what the same is must break through
on their own :nod:
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IndigoStar86 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
☆♥◇★♡◆ :)
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Artist
:excited: :squee-love: - PLZ :lovesquee: OMGsqueeeee.... :squee: personal revamp Squee 
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Wolffboy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember the several pieces I made when we first met? They were all inspired by Giger. Now I wished I would have saved those files....I got rid of them because I didn't think they were good enough! :(

Giger, Escher and Dali are my inspirations.

I too, wanted to meet the man. I have several ideas for a new Alien movie, but I guess that won't ever happen now....he will be missed by many!


And by the way, I'm proud of how far you've come with your art! Keep up the great work!!! :peace:
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Artist
Oh, buddy, you shouldn't ever get rid of your art! Well, I'm sure your creative juice will keep flowing :hug:
I'll tell you something, I always wanted to make my own low budget Alien-ripoff like everybody was doing
in the early 80s :nod:
:hug: Thank you very much, my friend, I'll keep it up ^^
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