Hi! I've worked with traditional media most of my life. I used to paint in oil and acrylics. I had worked with digital paint programs in the past ( I even wrote a few digital paint programs), but I found it an awkward medium. I used it mostly to accent things I scanned into graphic programs or for retouching images. Even with a tablet, it felt clumsy drawing something while not seeing your hand ( hand on the tablet, eyes on the monitor). In September 2016, I bought a pen monitor and that changed my opinion of digital graphics as a medium. I feel as comfortable drawing on a pen monitor as I do as drawing on paper or a canvas. To me its a much more natural way to draw and paint. If I had a bigger house I'd put it on a easel and walk back - sideways, back and forth and grunt a lot. Instead I just zoom in and out and still grunt.
Working digitally, I still try to make my work look like traditional media. That's the style that appeals to me. One of the first thing that grabs me about a painting is the texture.
I've edited this intro to remove all references to "art." Art is not my concern. Drawing and painting things people like to look at is my concern. Believing something must be "art" to be worthwhile doing, is stifling to me. I just want to draw and paint. If someone likes it, that's just a plus.
Anyway, whether its a study, an original painting, a portrait, or a video, my primary concern is "will someone want to look at it, and will they smile? ( and if its a portrait, does it look like the person)" I don't paint for critics or teachers. I rather argue with them
I hope you like my work, but people have different tastes. Say "hi!" even if you hate it
Favourite TV Shows
Breaking Bad, Gunsmoke, Weeds, The Sopranos
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pink Floyd, Beatles, Rolling Stones
A song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings
George RR Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien
World of Warcraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Corel Painter, ArtRage