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Eric Walker
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
Canada
I'm a writer who combines literature with graphic design. You will see the majority of my deviations with cover art. To manipulate and also create, I use Photoshop CS5. I know my method of showcasing my artwork is a touchy one. A lot of people on DA just save something from google and attache it to their work without any permission or consideration of the owner. A lot of viewers assume that I do the same, but I don't, and I hate being put in the same category with those types of deviants. I am merely using everything in my arsenal to upload worthy material for users to read and admire.

I have been graphic designing since 2006, and I have been writing since December 2007. I self-published my own 40 page poetry book in the summer or 2009. It is titled "Living My Life, Behind Hollowed Eyes", and it was surprisingly successful. All copies got taken within two hours. I didn't sell them, I just announced that I had a book printed out, and whoever wants one can have it for free. In my eyes if the books didn't get taken, then it would have been a failure.

Present day- I am working on multiple book projects to do with poetry. My second project got started in 2010, which is titled "Broken Wings Unbound: I'm Falling Down / I'm Soaring Now" has undergone numerous changes to match my ever-evolving style of writing.
My third project which got started in late 2011 is titled- "The Other Side Of The Sky" and it's more concentrated on positive aspects of life, whereas my other projects are mainly dark.
My fourth project that got started in early 2012 is titled "The Prodigy's Suicide" it's a more raw type of poetry. Dealing with a touchy subject and the elements within it. I started the fourth one when I first started going into therapy, so therapy is what this project was birthed from.
My fifth project, which is mainly new, is because of ceasing therapy, it got started in October of 2012. It is titled "Skin of Stone" it is what I like to call my improv style of writing. Writing a piece within one writing session, beginning to end, in one shot.

With the closures of some of my books just looming around the corner, I have started two new book. 2013~

"Trials Of The Mind" deals with heartbreak and soulache. It also deals with thoughts of pure love and passion. This book is dedicated to a special someone who shall remain nameless.

"Divide The Divine" will be more out-of-my-style kind of writing. Lets just say this book will be something even I'm unfamiliar with and unsure about. More information to come on this matter.


:iconsurvivingnights: - "Broken Wings Unbound: I'm Falling Down / I'm Soaring Now"
- "Living My Life / Behind Hollowed Eyes" (The Darkness Never Dies remix edition)

:iconrecoloringlife: - "The Other Side Of The Sky"
Miniseries - "Old Friend"

:iconimmortalizedlies: - "The Prodigy's Suicide"
Miniseries - "Into The Realm Of Screams"
New book - "Trials Of The Mind"
New Book - "Divide The Divine"

:icondreamsdeprived: - "Skin Of Stone"
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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 20, 2013, 4:04 AM




Above is a reading of one of my pieces. It is preformed by - :iconblackcatwhitewolf:
Check it out and show it some love.

In my own personal opinion, it takes a lot of courage to read the words in that poem. It was one of my most controversial pieces to date. I have to participate in a poetry slam next month, and I was actually considering that poem to read. If I were to choose to, I would have to tweak it here and there for me to be comfortable. I have to say that reading was pretty good.

I've been going through pieces on my various accounts and reading them aloud to myself to see which ones has the right amount of power behind it. It needs to hook you and it needs a punchline at the end. I don't really know though. I know one thing though, I'm looking forward to it. I'm pondering on inviting a friend to record me when it's my turn. I'm still on the fence about that one though. It may be an epic moment for me, but it almost may be an epic failure that I'd rather forget. Well written literature doesn't go hand in hand with well spoken words for me. I have a problem speaking to certain people. The fact is, there is possibly going to be over 60+ people at this poetry slam, and that terrifies me secretly and openly. If I had a decent choice of things to do, I'd choose to just not read my piece. That's stupid though. Also having someone else read for me is a dumb idea, too. Maybe when the time comes, I'll know what piece I'll read. May it be new or old. Maybe when the time comes, I'll do fine.

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erco71 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks so much for the fave as well Eric appreciate it:)
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you should check this out and tel your watchers,

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all the entries are aMAZING and don't have nearly enough recognition, i'm not a part of it but i'm glad i chanced upon it
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BlackCatWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally finished it. HEre you go-- youtu.be/5Xu5NsxR6EQ
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Spitestar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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erco71 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
happy Birthday  :cake:
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