I am a software engineer who, after 30 years of focusing on marriage, kids, career, and other pursuits, has decided to try and resurrect the drawing skills that have languished since college. I started with digital art, but found that I spent too much time in front of the computer. So after much experimenting, I have returned to my favorite medium, traditional pen and ink.www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…
Favourite Visual Artist
I love German Expressionism from the early 20th century. Max Beckmann is probably my favorite, but also Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Lyonel Feininger, Franz Marc, early Kandinsky (ok, he's not German). I like woodcuts, especially Käthe Kollwitz.
His Gal Friday (Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell); the new-ish Jane Eyre (with Mia Wasikowska); The Avengers!
Favourite TV Shows
Don't really watch TV, but love the new Sherlock series on BBC (stream through Amazon), and I've been sucked into Downton Abbey; it's addictive.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Coltrane, Monk, Miles, Mingus. New things I've been listening to: Courtney Pine, Regina Carter. I'm also a bit obsessed with Fiona Apple. And I've been listening to Dimitry Shostakovich lately (violin concerto and string quartets).
Moby Dick; Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky in general), pretty much anything by Kafka, and Shakespeare tragedies
See "Favorite books"
Not a gamer.
Favourite Gaming Platform
See "Favorite Games".
Tools of the Trade
dip pen with crow quill nib, various markers, occasionally GIMP for some cleanup