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Fri Jul 10, 2009, 12:13 AM
I do have a few "devious" reasons for drawing the band boys I admire. The main reason is gratitude for the awesome music I so enjoy. My art is something I can share in return for the art they create with their music.

My other reasons were nicely expressed by a good friend tasked with doing a interview/biography for a college course. After a chat over coffee, he wrote the following:
"Most of Jan's portraits are drawings of young men. They have tattoos, gauged earrings, lip rings, mohawks, faux hawks or long hair. Most wear black, tight fitting clothing. There is something in their faces that is both handsome and beautiful. Many are members of a group of people that Jan believes are discriminated against because of the way they look and the music they make.

They are characterized by society as shady, disreputable and odd. To Jan, they are handsome, talented, valuable young men trying to make their way in the world and creating their own art with their music. "It pisses me off when folks of my generation, or any generation, see a young man covered with tattoos, piercings and nice big plugs in his ears and instantly dismiss him or judge him as less than worthy of their respect," Jan explains to me. "Through the portraits I create, I hope to make others see these boys differently, look past the surface and their own prejudice and see them as I do."

Jan's artwork has two functions ~ to dissolve the discriminatory attitudes that others have about members of the subculture that she has immersed herself in, and to encourage members of that subculture to continue to do what they do. "I want these boys to see themselves as I see them ~ handsome, professional young men creating beautiful art."


Thanks for the music boys!
  • Listening to: Combichrist - "We Are All Demons"
  • Eating: unfortunately
  • Drinking: H2O

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Jan Nowinski
United States
I'm an old rocker from way back just finishing a stint as a mom and ready to get back out there with the sole intent of raising some serious hell before I check out!
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Occupation: Portrait artist, marketing, graphics, Interests and Hobbies: Art, Music
Website: www.facebook.com/janicethemena…

Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: Loud
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:iconmaryjed:
MaryjeD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
nice gallery!!! :wow:
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Emblen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautiful art, keep it up!
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SpAgEtTi-QuEeN Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are unbelievable human being
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darweash Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
nice work,
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Ninjificus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you work is amazing....great you got to meet all those people I love!
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ADIoohs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your work fantastic!
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frankieXchristian Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I love your art! You're such an amazing artist! And, I was just wondering, but have you ever thought of doing a portrait of Wil Francis from Aiden? He would fit in nicely in your gallery. (:
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numblight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey thanks for the fav <3[link]
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Tyffanii Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a talent that is beyond my comprehension. @_@ You've blown my mind!
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Jonitron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011   General Artist
Your lines are possessed of such dynamism! And your images are nothing short of Amazing.
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