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Art vs Artist: What I Do, Who I Am.

Fiara 1 (Sketch)

Alana from To Ash (Commission)

Pumlan from To Ash (Commission)

Anabel from To Ash (Commission)

Guard Captain from To Ash (Commission)

Master Miner from To Ash (Commission)

To Ash - Title Logo (Commission)

Around the Bend

Cactus Flower (Sketch)

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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I'm an independent creator with a BFA with Honors in Painting from the University of Houston, though I work in a vast array of media. I decided to pursue independent study and experimentation rather than continued formal education, and have actively attended workshops and artist meet-ups for years. The best teacher is experience. It is paramount that artists leave the studio and interact with the world, learning from fellow artists of all walks of life, exchanging ideas and teaching each other new methods.

If I don't know how to do something, I will teach myself how to do it; I believe the only limitations you have are the ones that you set for yourself. I seek to express my ideas and stories in a variety of ways in order to speak to a broader audience. I keep a running tab of fresh references and study materials on hand, and am always excited to share my discoveries with others. I constantly seek out new subjects to learn in order to better myself, and believe that all life experiences enrich the art-making process. Whether the material on hand relates to art, science, history, metaphysics, exercise and wellness, psychology or some other subject, I approach all of them with the mindset of taking away as much as I can and using it to enrich my work.

Favourite Visual Artist
Seiji Fujishiro, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Satoshi Shiki, Yukito Kishiro
Favourite Movies
Se7en, Sin City, Constantine, Interview With the Vampire, Gettysburg, 座頭市, Lord of the Rings, The Usual Suspects, Flight of Dragons
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
GACKT, 雅-MIYAVI-, PM Dawn, Oojami, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Francesco Manfredini, Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Favourite Books
1984, Much Ado About Nothing, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Alas, Babylon, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, The Complete Chronicles of Conan, Confessions of a Yakuza, A Brief History of Time, Phantom
Favourite Writers
Mark Twain, Steven Millhauser, Robert E. Howard, Stephen Hawking, Elizabeth McCracken, Susan Kay
Favourite Games
Guild Wars, LUNAR, Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Final Fantasy X, Dungeons & Dragons (pen & paper)
Favourite Gaming Platform
PlayStation/PS2/PS3, PC
Tools of the Trade
Acrylic and watercolor, canvas and paper, Copic drawing pens, Prismacolor colored pencils and markers, Rapidograph technical pens, brush and india ink, charcoal, Photoshop CS3, WACOM Intuos 3
Other Interests
Tae Bo (certified Tae Bo instructor), yoga (also teach yoga), music, Japanese language and culture, reading, writing, travel

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