Right now I am working with open source software such as Krita, Gimp, Inkscape, and Synfig to make my art. I also work mainly in a Linux environment. I have also picked up the ink pens again. Animation has taken a back seat to drawing, and digital painting. I like the strange, the macabre, the ridiculous, and the poignant. I use both established symbolism, and create my own when drawing on my subconscious in a piece. I enjoy illustration, traditional art, and design, and I think the class distinctions between them are arbitrary bullshit.
I'm a single dad, working a job to pay the bills, and making art to keep me sane. I'm a reader and thinker more than a doer (INTP on the Briggs/Myers scale although I have some lean into the F and J), and can have trouble finishing a piece if I plan out too much of it, and don't leave myself room for surprises.
I switch out my beliefs like changing a shirt, not due to indecision as much as wanting to try something new on. I am a man of science, and yet can believe in most creation myths. Right now Grant Morrison's 'Earth as one entity, of which we are just individual cells, evolving in a time envelope until it matures into a 5th dimensional energy being' is at the top of my list. The hawk is my spirit messenger. I enter the dream lands and my own subconscious and return and try to put what I witness on paper.
Sometimes I just draw and paint for fun.
Favourite Visual Artist
Duchamp, Clarke, Klimt, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Dali,
The Third Man, Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2001, Alien, Aliens
Favourite TV Shows
Archer, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Broad City, Inside Amy Schummer, Drunk History
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
My Scarlet Life, AFP, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Bowie, Ghost, Childish Gambino, Beastie Boys
Sciene Fiction, Fantasy, Murder/Mystery, Horror
Zelazny, Poe, Lovecraft, Gerrold, King, Azimov, Heinlein, Gaiman, Rowling
Video: Plants vs Zombies, Proffesor Layton, The Last Door. Table Top: Fluxx, Ticket to Ride, Boss Mosnter
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Krita, Synfig, Gimp, Inkscape, Audacity. Papagayo, Avidemux, pen, pencil, paper
Tai Chi, Comics, Cooking, Writing, Animation, RPGs (DnD, Fading Suns, Uknown Armies), Board Games, Pod Casts