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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:












  • Mood: Tearful
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  • Reading: Graham Greene
  • Watching: Knight Rider
  • Playing: nuffin
  • Eating: hungry
  • Drinking: Water
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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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:iconleothefox:
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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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did think of you when I heard about it
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Artist
:hug: Thank you.
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Artist
I brought your hubby back in time, I hope?
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I didn't have a deadline.
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Artist
:giggle: I know, but he misses you when he's away :nod:
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Cute. I do okay on my own but I miss him after awhile, too.
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Artist
:la: I tend to just borrow him for the 3 hours or so.
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SolidDreamz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say, I didn't even know this guy up until now. I have seen his name in print somewhere a long time ago but I didn't really know what he did in his life.

I'm sorry that you lost a great inspiration to your life. We all have chosen our own heroes that we look up to in this world.

May you carry on his legacy in your works and eventually emerge with a legacy of your own.

:hug:
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Artist
I was pretty much trying to become him until about a year ago,
I was that obsessed. I know he left an impact on a lot of other
people too. I have actually had Giger-related dreams for nearly
20 years now and for all I know they'll continue for another 20.
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SolidDreamz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, your dreams can be a sign of what your destiny in life is to be. I never had dreams as surreal as a Giger work. All my dreams consists of is going back to high school and meeting all of my high-school class mates but with distorted personalities. I guess it means that I'm stuck in the past, which is not good. *sigh*
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Artist
No, I have dreams about being back in highschool too, and
about being stuck at old jobs and such :giggle:
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SolidDreamz Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so I'm not alone in this! I guess we both have things that tie us back to our own past. I think it symbolises something, like there is some unresolved business that needs to be completed before one can move on. I dunno, I'm no dream doctor. :)
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Artist
I think none of us enjoys being institutionalized as we
are in schools or jobs or, whatever else, so it stays
with us in the subconscious. For years I had nightmares
about the poor quality of the bathrooms at my elementary
school :nod:
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SolidDreamz Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to be free from the past! :happybounce: 
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Artist
I don't know, sometimes it feels really good to wake
up from one of those dreams realizing you don't have
to go to school or that old job :la:
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shichigoro756 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
awesome choice:love::hug:
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Artist
:hug: Thank you, my friend :hug: I ought to have included something by you too, since I know you are another artist in this camp :nod:
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Rutenator Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Although I'm a big fan of his, I learned of his death only now from this journal entry. I created a similar journal entry as a tribute.
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   Artist
I actually learned of his passing from my roommate who
had never heard of him. Maybe if people keep making journals
the word will reach all the fans :nod:
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solark Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thank You Leo!!
Thank you Mr. Giger, for the beautiful nightmares!!!
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Artist
:hug: I had to include you, buddy, you're one of the greats here :nod:
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Tales-of-Torment Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Giger was such a fantastic, unique artist. It's such a shame he passed. Tears 
He certainly left a big impression while he was here, though! :)
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
Oh yes, there is a huge Giger-shaped impression still on me :nod:
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Styx-H20 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Giger is one of my favourite artists as well. I was really shocked, when I heared it -and still am. :( He'll live on in our art. This voice will never die.
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
Hug We will ensure he's remembered like Dali and Michelangelo and such :nod:
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kohlsen Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
.. . :tombstone: .:blackrose:. ..... ...... .:raincloud:........ ...... :cweeks:..... .  
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
:hug:Kitty 
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kohlsen Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
......... .... ... ... . .
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   Artist
-. u .-
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kohlsen Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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:sadcuddle: Aww maaaaan. I'm so sorry to see he died. I know how important he and his amazing work were to you. Now what you do can play tribute to him..even more. He was a brilliant artist, and I'm sure he will be long remembered for all his contributions to the art world. 
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Artist
:hug: Thank you dear Ragey, yes he was an is a very big part of
my life :saddummy: I don't know, but I feel a bigger tribute than
this is in order :nod:
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think no one could doubt that he was a very unique and inspirational artist. He had an impact one way or another for many of us, whether it was to inspire our own art or fuelled our nightmares. However his work will always be unforgettable for that!

It is really nice of your to do a feature inspired by his work! This is great! 
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Artist
:hug: Thank you, Karla :hug:

If I could I'd arrange a tribute exhibition of
all us artists he inspired :love:
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, and I think your tribute is very nice! :)
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
:excited: Revamp 
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, that smile is stupidly cute! 
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
I just plain love it ^^
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can fully see why you do actually! :D
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