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Brian Gilbert
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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Life-long artist having explored a wide range of the artistic landscape.
Born with a rare disability, making me short in stature and in a wheelchair (the words 'confined' or 'bound' are so silly). The 80's were still a time when also having an affinity with computers, made you a REAL nerd, and not the current geek-chic b.s, but I invested time knowing that eventually, it would allow me to create the ideas fully without physical limitations. By the early '90's and taking all of 1 computer art class in college at that time, I was given the chance to explore whatever I wanted at the NCSA labs. I was also experimenting with painting in Photoshop when the notion of such a thing was just crazy to most artists.

While I'm primarily known for cartooning throughout my early years, I'm also (at least moderately) proficient with sci fi & fantasy art, conceptual design, creative coding, and whatever I'm into...this week.

The best thing I have ever learned/discovered is that every one of my wide and varying interests outside of art (directly) may seem counterproductive to most but they all enrich my creative well and understanding of art.

Favourite Visual Artist
Yes
Favourite Movies
Blade Runner, Akira, Aliens,Altered States,Videodrome,Brainstorm,Near Dark,Hellraiser,Chinatown
Favourite TV Shows
Fringe, Dr. Who, Babylon 5, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Courage the Cowardly Dog
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Interpol, They Might Be Giants, Rush, Sisters of Mercy,M83,Daft Punk
Favourite Books
Dune,Existence,Small Gods, anything by H. P. Lovecraft, and P. K. Dick

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LOL That was my immediate thought when I posted this.
Me Max Headroom
That's the default DeviantArt puts on it, not mine.......and I noticed that right away and removed it.  Look again.
The Great God OM
Oh I meant 'Freehand' the app, but I DO draw traditionally first sometimes.

One of my little cousins (an aspiring artist) asked me 'what I use.'. I replied 'That doesn't matter. It's whatever makes most sense to you and best to arrive at what you wanted. And beware of relying on any particular software/method. It can easily make things TOO easy and you start to lose the most basic artistic faculties."
Fight or Flight
I've been doing digital art for a LOONG time and way back, I was moderately comfortable with Freehand (before Adobe bought Macromedia). I've gotten much better with Illustrator now but it's still not as free-flowing as Photoshop, etc and takes much longer to create subtle shading, etc. You really have to just determine whether you REALLY need the flexibility of resizing or major edits later because that's really the only benefit of Illustrator. (to me) In short...for design, great but Illustration....rarely worth it.
Fight or Flight
Excellent. That's what they're for. If you can't make fun of yourself....etc etc.
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