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DonSimpson

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  • Oct 15, 1938
  • United States
  • Deviant for 17 years
  • He / Him
My Bio
~~~ For several decades I made my living as a research and development technician (mostly electronic and mechanical, some computer gaming) while doing artwork when I could; now I get to be an artist. The art I used to do was mostly drawings and paintings done with India ink and colored inks, or strange creatures and machines made from various plastic materials. These days I mainly carve, what I mainly carve is jewelry, and what I mainly carve things from are natural materials of all sorts. I still do digital art, though, both vector and pixil based, including fonts for computer printing. What next? I'm mostly working on improving my carving, but I want to make some art using the machine tool and computer knowledge from my old "day job".

~~~ I do take commissions, and occasionally trade art. If you are interested, send me a note.

Current Residence: The Far West (or The Left Coast, some say)
Favourite genre of music: Filk (a tradition of the science-fiction community)
Operating System: Various, mostly Apple
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (as in Calvin and Hobbes)
Personal Quote: Be excellent to each other. And... Party on, dudes! (... Bill & Ted)

Favourite Visual Artist
Michael Wm. Kaluta
Favourite Movies
My Neighbor Totoro
Favourite Gaming Platform
iPad
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Freehand, Fontographer
Other Interests
art, science, science fiction & fantasy, centaurs, the Cthulhu mythos, computer fonts, steampunk

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Comments

Happy New Year!

Sunday Night Parade

There is a lot of nice non-humanoid design work here on DeviantArt.

Out-Of-Placers #252

That would be a great bookend.

Isoctober 01 - Wake up!

Yes, a very ancient type of musical instrument. Shaking the system causes the brass disks to clash together. There is another type of systrum that uses metal rods that slide back and forth through holes in a metal frame to make sounds; I have not yet made one of those.

Antler Systrum Set