>Hai-yoi-sho~! Daimyo is a Visual Artist extraordinaire. Quite capable in media of Drawing, Painting, Ceramic Figurines & Pottery, Printing, Posters & Signs, as well as Other Traditional Crafts. No job is too much for his legendary artskills, if the price is right! (Even if done for free, expect only the best!)
>Daimyo is a lover and connoisseur of East-Asian Art and Culture. His interests include History, Nature, Folklore, Health, Martial Arts, Beauties, Manga, and Video Games, and he considers himself a Taoist in the ways of life. His cause is to better himself as a person and as an artist, to make friends and to collaborate in art, and to develop new fantastical works that draw from rich Eastern style/philosophy, for the betterment of tomorrow's youth.
>Currently attending college at TCC (for general education) and VCU (for arts & animation). Also enjoys working part-time with father in construction and home-improvement. Once was a pristine fan-artist, helping to herald in the "Kirby Renaissance" to the now-ruinous Rainbow Resort. Today, is creating new original ideas and characters based on his Asian-interests, right here, at the grand ol' dA~!
Favourite Visual Artist
Immortal Old Masters (all long-dead) from China and Japan
Drunken Master, Kung Fu Panda, Disney's Mulan, and surprisingly, Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood
Favourite TV Shows
Bevis and Butt-Head (heheh,huhuh~)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Soul Flower Union/ Mononoke Sumit, Oingo Boingo, Traditional Japanese music from various artists, most prominently, bon-uta: Ondo !
Tao Te Ching, Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump, "A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols", and a book on all sorts of Japanese mythology and folklore that I know I have lying around somewhere, but I cannot findit for the title.
Lin Yutang, Richard Wilhelm, Lao Tsu, Chuang Tsu, I also really enjoy reading the sly-comments and brutally-honest critiques of things by Bimblesnaff and Mints :)
All Kirby-Series Games, period. Ganbare-Goemon series, Okami Series, Mario and Pokemon, kinda.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Nintendo Products, old and new. But not too-new.
Tools of the Trade
TRADITIONAL ART RULES. Paper, Pencil, Ink, Brush, Marker, Colored pencil, Super Sculpy polymer clay, Acrylic paint, sometimes GIMP/Paint, and my very own potters wheel I never use, sadly...
Asian Culture, Women, and Cooking. Martial Arts and Animation. Complete, unwaivering loyal friendship, or Total, secluded personal hermitage. I'm very dualistic...