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Goodbye James The Main Man Hardiman!

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My Humble homage to the man that made alot for the furry community, made furry art taken more seriously, thanks to him skunk suddenly turned into one of the most attractive and sexiests creatures to draw in a fandom full of wolves, vixens and cats >XD, im going to miss him and his artwork alot as well.

James M. Hardiman Aka Skunkworks passed away recently this August 29th due to health issues, he was very known and appreciated into the furry community and even outside it, if you happen to don´t know who he was, here is the link to his account here  https://inkbunny.net/Skunkworks  and FA, i recomend you to check his artwork, it´s simply awesome https://www.furaffinity.net/user/skunkworks/

My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Knowing how he was, im sure he would liked to be dismissed and remembered with humor and possitive attitude, instead of sadness and mourning.

So here i made him roaming the routes of heaven as the wild and free spirit he was, along with 2 of the greatest passions he has in his life, Bikes and his 3 mischievous skunkettes that most of us know.

Since he liked bikes alot, i think that this is the perfect tune to farewell him >;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppbdf-qtGU not sure if he did dig ZZ top but i guess he must liked at least this theme.

May i see you in another life dude, i never had the chance to meet you personally, but for the few messages we exchanged, and the brief conversations we had through PM, im sure you been a great guy to hang with and talk, you just left too soon, things around the furry fandom wont be the same without you.

James M. Hardiman those who found inspiration from your work, enjoyed your art and shared your passion for bikes and art we salute you!

Lori, Natasha and Onyx are © James M. Hardiman

Homage art © Me

Well miss you alot man!

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Published: 4 years, 10 months ago
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Netreek
4 years, 10 months ago
A great loss. His legacy will not be forgotten.
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
As long as the furry fandom or the internet still runing, im sure he and his artwork will always remembered, or maye beyond, how knows
Netreek
4 years, 10 months ago
I still have some pictures of Mike Sherman (he died years ago). An artist who did draw alot for cubcentral back then. The quite first BIG website where you can only find cubart. I also have some stories of mine posted there. Damn, how times goes by.
Meowz
4 years, 10 months ago
I've never really known him but I knew his name. Knew his art. From the mid nineties to today. Admittedly I didn't watch very closely. Now I wish I had. Wish I had known him better, wish I would've had some positive influence. All I can say is, I'm so sorry he's gone now. Personally I don't believe in an afterlife or reincarnation. But should there be something like that, I hope he's having it good there.
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
I wish i´d knew him and his artwork more sooner like you did in the 95, damn that year was the happyest one in my life, and seems that many good things started there.
Not sure about reincarnation, but guys like Jim are only born each 100 years, he was unique and irreplaceable, damn i´m going to miss him and his art and stories alot.
DragonPen
4 years, 10 months ago
And one of his gals is a demon...yeah i would have thought all three would have had horns hehehehe
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
He he i made Lori as a demoness because she always been the spicy one from the trio >XD
DragonPen
4 years, 10 months ago
This is true.
QuentixStarwing
4 years, 10 months ago
Dedication to the loss- I dub this prose-like poem

Remember the Fall- in effect my words of tribute to this loss to the world.

A memory unforgotten, a spice unshaken, a light that is bringing balance, stronger flares burn from the sight. When in passing they are but a breath, a breeze, a standing memory beyond reason that has become bold. A heavenly gait that will forever remember the glory once held and which will breathe on forever. The place in the passion, that has become thine soul's resting place, is now where ye may sit. Amidst kings, queens, heavenly, bidded divine...standing long and strong. This is where thou spiritual mast shall stand, wave to the sea of the after winds and they shall always carry you.
everfurr
4 years, 10 months ago
awesome tribute to an awesome man. Mariano66 you done James proud
DerpyDooReviews
4 years, 10 months ago
i love the little details in this, like the spray on flaming girl on the tank.

as for james... i always loved his work... you'll never be forgotten man!
MrSOCKS
4 years, 10 months ago
Have we ever been given a cause for his death?
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
Apparently he has many health problems in the last decade, he has to pass through a treatment for his diabetes, years later the sequels of it gave him problems with his pancreas and kidney, he got to be transplanted, the pancreas worked well but the Kidney he got started to work bad some years after the operation, he were waiting for a new kidney which never appeard in time and his condition worsened, he were about to get a dialisis but the fucking doctors left him waiting too long for that, so he got worse and i guess he passed out for a renal failure.
MrSOCKS
4 years, 10 months ago
What a system failure! In more ways than one.
KiyoshiFox
4 years, 10 months ago
This is amazing :3  He will always be remember  Thanks for every thing James Hardiman
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
Thank for the compliment, im going to miss that genius as well
Anonfurry
4 years, 10 months ago
Source?
corvin
4 years, 10 months ago
Anonfurry
4 years, 10 months ago
TY & T.T
corvin
4 years, 10 months ago
I want to say

THANK YOU

jim was an awesome guy, I talked to him quite often on his FA account,

I know he would have wanted to be remembered and this is the best way.

we will miss him I know that, we will miss his quirky and funny artworks but most of all.....we will miss him
Mariano66
4 years, 10 months ago
Thank you for the nice compliment, and yes, this humble homage is the least i could do for him after all the entertainment, naughty bits and grate moments he gave us with his art. My condolences also for the loss of your father.
corvin
4 years, 10 months ago
~hugs you tight~

the only thing I've seen people ask on some websites are "whos going to finish caterwaul" and then as an afterthought "sorry he died".

pissed me off when I saw those posts, its like they cant have feelings about someone whos passed away.

but I am really amazed at your homage to him you have almost got everything spot on about jim and his passion, bikes and his terrible triplets
Liane
4 years, 10 months ago
The world won't see another like him. RIP Mr. Hardiman!
Wonderful tribute friend! And a great piece of art too, BTW.
MooseJam
4 years, 10 months ago
This is a great homage, man.  

He will be missed
Natsuke
4 years, 10 months ago
You should probably set this image's rating as Mature
jasperfox
4 years, 10 months ago
Beautiful remembrance,
He will be greatly missed...
AvalonShadowcry
4 years, 10 months ago
........me being a demon and psychopath, Feelings aren't really familiar to me.......But this made me want to cry........ His work was the greatest in my eyes. No offense to anyone else. Its just the way his art was laid out was perfect for me........ *Wipes a tear from his eye*
ScottyKat
4 years, 10 months ago
this was a great eulogy and an awesome pic... im stealing onyx though. <3 lol
Reyedog
4 years, 10 months ago
Thank you, Thank you so much, it means allot to me and to everyone else close to Jim. I have tons of stuff on my server sitting atm while his site was being worked on. It is hard being a hosting provider to artist and finding out they are gone and I don't know what to do with it sometimes besides keeping it safe secure and archived.  

I myself haven't been in the greatest of health so it worries me what is going to happen to all this data and services once I am gone. This type of shit is scary & I know it is hard for some kids and teens on here to understand. Anyway enough about me , He meant allot to many and his art was fantastic and his comics were always entertaining along with his characters. I thank you again for letting me know you did this. I lost too many good old friends of mine lately it has kinda driven me into depression.
Gthulu
4 years, 10 months ago
A fitting and wonderful tribute to an artist and man who lived his life true to himself and his muse.
thecooler
4 years, 10 months ago
TTwTT.................. he made me got into the furry fandom! thank you! thank you so much!
jorun1981
4 years, 10 months ago
You did absolute awesome work wíth the pic. I think he will look down from heaven and see that he did great work with his art and that he will never be forgotten.
goldi
4 years, 10 months ago
I dont know....T....T
WereFox
4 years, 10 months ago
awww RIP *sigh*
QueenKami
4 years, 10 months ago
Awh, that's sad...I really liked their art, too, it was very creative and had a wonderful style to it.
bloodclaw
4 years, 10 months ago
A great guy, from what I hear! It's a shame. Hope his heaven's full of those gals he drew!
Voduxe
4 years, 10 months ago
Man, it's been a while since I've really been able to look at my computer. A great one has been lost. May his soul fly with the dreams he carried in life.
GreedyPolarBear
4 years, 9 months ago
A beautiful tribute.
microbuss
2 years, 11 months ago
I'm just as old as Jim
Will miss him lots
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