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Robert Smith
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • June 26
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
I am a retired forensic nurse with some prior experience in graphic arts and photography. My camera-of-choice is the Canon SX1-IS. I use a lot of software in the preparation of my images and am prone to mix-and-match freely. At present, the ratio of jewels to barnyard waste in my work is about 1/100. I'm still experimenting and still haven't settled on a particular method or style. Some of the software I use. . .
ArtRage Studio Pro
PostWorkShop Pro
PhotoShop CS4
Painter 11
Whatever freeware I can scrounge on the web

Check back from time-to-time. I hope to get better.

Current Residence: Atlanta (GA) area
Favourite genre of music: More than I can name
Favourite photographer: Many
Favourite style of art: Fantasy Illustration
Operating System: Vista (soon to change)
MP3 player of choice: NOT!
Shell of choice: Stuffed Pasta
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever covers the bloodstains
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Charon McKay (Shadowgirls)
Personal Quote: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is likely to get lynched.

Favourite Visual Artist
Frank Frazetta
Favourite Movies
Avatar
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Cruxshadows
Favourite Writers
David Weber
Favourite Games
D&D
Favourite Gaming Platform
My living room
Tools of the Trade
Most any graphics program
Other Interests
Science Fiction, Cooking, Painting, Photography.

And more excuses.

And more excuses.

Some weeks ago I attended a two day photography seminar in Chicago presented by Mark Daughn.  The rankest of amateurs, I found myself hideously unprepared for the pace and quality of the instruction being offered.  Despite struggling to keep up, I managed to come away with nearly three hundred raw images, a head full of valuable information, and a determination to "Do it again," when I have a better handle on my tools.  After this experience, I think I can safely recommend Mark's classes to anyone who is serious about improving their photographic skills.  Back in Atlanta, I confronted that mass of images that needed to be culled, sorted, ed

Excuses, excuses.

Excuses, excuses.

I'm beginning to realize what a threat DA is to getting anything done.  There's just so damned much to look at, and so much of it is GOOD!

In the beginning. . .

In the beginning. . .

Though I have had a presence here for some time, I am only now starting to use it.  I've been spending most of my time over in the ArtRage forums.  It's a good place for artists.

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tolnariHobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch!
FagerboozleHobbyist Digital Artist
Greetings brother dear! I'm finally here and making use of the tools you put into my hands. Having a blast with them, thank you!
You mentioned you were looking for non erotic male stock nudes -- felixdeon has a great suite of stock fotos
Thank you so much for watching! (:
Thanks for the watch Doc.