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Lakan Olivares
I am an arts educator, specializing in life. I am a painter, whose colors reflect my spiritual beauty. I am an activist, whose advocacy is living. I am a businessman, whose trades in inspiration and hope.

Current Residence: Planet Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: One Size Fits All
Print preference: High Resolution
Favourite genre of music: Classic Hard Rock, Ethnic Fusion
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Alison Jackson, Gregory Colbert, Helmut Newton, Karin Rosenthal, Howard Schatz
Favourite style of art: Drunken Monkey
Operating System: Organic
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: Pin Stripes
Skin of choice: Healthy Tan
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Necron 99 (Wizards), Ranma, Kaneda (Akira), Psychedellic Yogi in the old Sesame St
Personal Quote: The only ugly thing you'll experience is something you can't learn from
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have recently uploaded my series called "Diwa nf Sulu" (The Spirit of Sulu). This collection revolves mainly around the culture and history of the Tausug people in the Sulu islands. I have lived with these people, and fell in love with the land and their culture. In fact I have been adopted by a clan there.

These works were commissioned by the Sulu hotel in 2000 to 2001.


For all those who have given me a 'fave" and a "DA watch":

My great thanks to all of you, and I wish I could have the time to thank every one of you, especially for those who commented.

Unfortunately, I am very very swamped with my many responsibilities: in teaching, art making, environmental and human rights concerns . . . plus for the fact that I am maintaining 3 accounts here at DA.

Aside from this, I have my main account (lakandiwa) and the school account that features my students' works (IARFA). I wish to remind you that this account features my old works from at least a decade back, as well as the styles and media I explored then.

Once again, my thanks and blessings

Salamat (thanks) at Samuli (and until then),

Prof. Lakan Olivares
  • Listening to: Cirque du Soleil / Putumayo
  • Drinking: brewed coffee / more coffee

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7irz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is awesome :D :+devwatch:
TheInspectre Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I love your art so fudging much! :D
it's amazing :la:
Alamat-ng-Lakan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Sorry for the late reply . . . thanks you :)
Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Thank you for the fave Lakan!!
keithsith Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Nice myth creatures sir. I think a good drawing also contains a good background story, this might inspire me when I need to work on a conceptual fantasy art in the futures to come :D
knotty02 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
hehe astig to sir! :nod:
Alamat-ng-Lakan Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic hun, really. It is good to see what you used to do in comparison to what you create now. There is a huge difference but I have to say, I still love your work.
Alamat-ng-Lakan Featured By Owner May 2, 2010

I do hope to create new mythological stuff after I upload all the old ones
Eyan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome to DA~ : D
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