What to say? I am creeping toward 30, and studying English lit (when I am studying). Art is something I have done since I was small, like many people. I tend to do two things: digital art that vaguely mimics watercolors or marker work, and pencil sketches. I am more illustrative than realistic. I work with a Wacom Intuos Pen or (sometimes!!) Surface Pro 2 in Paint Tool SAI and occasionally Photoshop, an iPad with SketchBook Pro or doodle in pen or 5mm mechnical pencils (preferably).
I can also paint in watercolors and acrylics. But it's such a pain that I don't, usually.
My favorite artist is Alphonse Mucha, and Art Nouveau in general has always appealed to me. Other artists I traditionally enjoy include John R. Neill and Renoir ... check who I am following for the kind of living artists I like. Tony DiTerlizzi's work I find gorgeous, and I follow a number of webcomics that I am too lazy to write out now.
Basically, there's something about a well placed line that catches my eye.
Personally, I wish I was better with anatomy of all kinds, and the shape of hands and feet still get to me. I feel frustrated when art is not "effortless", and I admire a cartoonish, casual style but feel like a chump when I try to emulate it.
Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Piers Anthony/J.K Rowling/Neal Stephenson
Chrono Trigger/Monkey Island series
Favourite Gaming Platform
SNES and PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, pen, tablet...
sci-fi, fantasy, comics, children's lit, writing