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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio

I never quite know what to say for these bios. By comparison to the artwork, I'm not really that interesting. But since others might disagree... :shrug:

I like learning about things, and just about anything can interest me. I got into art because getting good at it involves learning about a lot of subjects in order to properly replicate them--or even just get close!

I tend to draw female characters because...I'm a guy, and women are generally more interesting subjects. That said, I like to tell stories, too, so just about everything I put together is a story.

But, really, the artwork is really much more interesting than I am. Go find something you like in the galleries.

Favourite Visual Artist
Bridget Wilde, CLAMP, Heather and Jason Martin, Fred Gallagher, Ruth Thompson, et al.
Favourite Movies
Most of the Star Trek Movies, Seven Samurai, The Last Samurai, Seven Swords, The Expendables pretty much top the list.
Favourite TV Shows
Any of the Star Trek series, BSG, B5, the Stargate series', and multiple anime.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Amuro Namie, DragonForce, Nightwish, Two Steps From Hell, etc.
Favourite Books
Best just to name off series, really. Belgariad, Mallorean, Elenium, Tamuli, Star Wars: X-Wing, Crystal Singer, Firekeeper, and a lot of others.
Favourite Writers
David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Timothy Zahn, David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Yasmine Galenorn, among others.
Favourite Games
Hand me an RP and I'll be happy for weeks.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Comp, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Poser, and my Muse.
Other Interests
I am seriously eclectic in my interests, as you've probably noticed. I'm an avid reader and gamer, and I also GM tabletop RPs in the D20 system. I prefer not to limit myself, since inspiration can come from anywhere at any time.
Since DA has so helpfully decided to just delete my old Journal archive...gotta do this again! :roll: The old "Ways to support the Artist" Journal is just the title now, apparently...ugh... Also, by the nature of it, this is going to be a wall of text, so there's your fair warning. :) If you want to commission art from me, send me a PM! It's easier for all involved. So, requests...I don't take them, usually. Sometimes a commenter will mention something and I'll go "Hey, that's an interesting idea" and riff off it. I try to make sure I give credit where credit's due on those. However, mostly I don't do requests because the few times I've opened it up as a possibility I've gotten swamped with them. And since it can take anywhere from 3-7 days on average to complete an image...having two dozen requests and the "where's my request" messages taking up time I could be getting paid for isn't really doing anyone any good. Least of all--me! I gotta eat too, y'know... :shrug:
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Anybody else notice that DA's really, really pushing a Core Membership sale? It's been going for a while, now. "Last chance" and all. Y'think maybe enough people cancelled their membership over their AI art stance that DA's startin' to hurt a little?
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AI Art Part 2

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So, I’ve been doing some more thinking about this AI art thing since I posted my last journal on the subject, and I think I’ve finally come down on a definite side. Being conflicted about it was getting irritating. The biggest argument--or at least the most common one I've seen--against AI art is that it’s theft. The arguments I’ve seen supporting that position aren’t very good, unfortunately. I’ve also seen it called fraudulent, too, but again, the arguments haven’t been all that great. Part of that, I think, is that artists aren’t debaters. We’re observers and creators. We make something and put it out into the wild to live or die on the audience’s whims. We don’t usually craft carefully worded arguments meant to persuade someone to our way of thinking. Most of us, I think, would shy away from that as being a form of propaganda. There is, however, a word that no one seems to have used to describe AI art. Not that I’ve seen, anyway. Forgery. AI art is a forgery. Why? Because it’s
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Hi! Thanks so much for your support, sweetie!

Arcana Divination - The Blaze

No problem. You did a great job on Rei, there!

Thank u sweetie!!:love:

Hello how are you?
Oh, y', work, work. :)
hi if you are doing requests, how many characters?