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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
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My Bio
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
Favourite Books
A song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings
Favourite Writers
George RR Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien
Favourite Games
World of Warcraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Corel Painter, ArtRage
Other Interests

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HaileyBeautyStudent Traditional Artist

You have a very beautiful style!

sgl17Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you :| )

MarianthiZHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the faves! 🥀
LePtitSuisse1912Hobbyist General Artist

You have a really awesome gallery:heart:. I watch you now .

Have a nice day or a good evening and take care of yourself.:hug:

best regards from Switzerland :-)


Kevin B

sgl17Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you very much. You take care as well. :)

Hi sgl,

Just wondering how you’re doing! Hope all is well. =)

sgl17Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing fine. I've been doing some work around the house ( and I am sore) so I haven't been painting for the past few months. As the weather gets hotter, I guess I'll be inside and start painting again :)  I have a cute picture of Luke and I want to paint it. Down south, we hibernate in the summer when outside is just disgusting. How are you?