I have had several people ask, why my digital designs and traditional artwork so different? I paint calming landscapes and create haunting photoshop work. The answer is simply this, I use one to express one side of me and the the other to express another side of me. All of my art work is an extension of me, yet that does not me they have to stay the same style. I have different parts of me so should my work reflect that? What do you think?
Photoshop is so big, so massive that even being with Photoshop for several years, I am still learning everyday. I am by no means an expert, so for that reason, I continue to push my skills further everyday. How many other here do the same? I suspect many many here on deviant art.
For me, I use a combination of tutorials, blog posts, and pure playing around. Not every piece is going to be a home run, but I feel I am getting closer.
I created two versions of a new illustration artwork, "American Politics" . Why? Because I ask why do I have to be Republican or democrat? I have yet to really see either party care for America truly, they care whether they have beaten back either the liberals or conservatives. This way of thinking from both sides have stabbed at the heart of America and freedom. I am not bitter nor am I "raging against the system". I am stating a simple fact that the system that was created over 200 hundred years ago may need to be updated so there is clear debates about issues, not the same intense rhetoric that has plagued our country.