My first computer was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 80. A few upgrades later I was using a drawing program on a Tatung Einstein to doodle with 9 direction keys on the keyboard (didn't have a mouse)... once IBM compatible PC's came along I discovered the joys of doodling in more than 9 directions. The original Paint Shop Pro and Corel Draw were mainstays back then and I stubbornly held off from using Adobe Photoshop until I had no other choice...
I moved from the UK to Australia in 2008 and married a wonderful, wonderful Aussie lady. Now I live in outback Australia and I'm trying to start a business doing all sorts of wonderful things with modern media.
Programs used: Photoshop, GIMP, Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro (yep, still use it for some things), Corel Painter 11, 3DCoat
Favourite Visual Artist
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Top Gear,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Carcass, G n' R, Godspeed you black emporer!, The Pixies, OK GO, Dead kennedys, Muse, Mozart, KMFDM, Ministry, Nuclear Assault, Megadeth, Sepultura,
Neuromancer, Dragonlance Saga, Foundation Series, Dune, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Milliganimals
William Gibson, Mararet Weiss, Tracey Hickman, Issac Asimov, Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, J.K. Rowling, James Herbert, Frank Herbert, Terry Pratchett
Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate series, Fallout series... more than I can list...
Favourite Gaming Platform
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