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It's all about the line.
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My Bio
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,
Favourite Movies
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
Favourite Books
Sciene Fiction, Fantasy, Murder/Mystery, Horror
Favourite Writers
Zelazny, Poe, Lovecraft, Gerrold, King, Azimov, Heinlein, Gaiman, Rowling
Favourite Games
Video: Plants vs Zombies, Proffesor Layton, The Last Door. Table Top: Fluxx, Ticket to Ride, Boss Mosnter
Favourite Gaming Platform
pc, dsi
Tools of the Trade
Krita, Synfig, Gimp, Inkscape, Audacity. Papagayo, Avidemux, pen, pencil, paper
Other Interests
Tai Chi, Comics, Cooking, Writing, Animation, RPGs (DnD, Fading Suns, Uknown Armies), Board Games, Pod Casts

WIP Lightning Wolf

WIP Lightning Wolf

While meditating the other day, and practicing opening my third eye, a vision came to me. Picture a wolf angry, growling, back hunched, on a slight rise above the floor of a dark wood. Imagine the face of the wolf, its maw open, teeth gleaming, eyes glowing, and growling so fiercely you feel it in your soul. Then, suddenly, lightning strikes, enveloping the wolf, not harming it, but filling the wolf with power. This is the piece I'm working on now. I'm going old school, using dip pens (and brushes) and ink on bristol board, mainly to get the fine lines needed for the wolf's fur. Also I've had the itch to work with dip pens again since posting

WIP Redemption

WIP Redemption

Another pen and ink piece in the works, I've had the idea for years, and have put in about a week's worth of preproduction, and another week's worth of drawing and ink work. With at least another couple of days worth of inking left to do. This piece has a lot of detail, and a lot of tiny lines. The story is of a man who had been chosen by God  (or so he thought) to fight evil. After discovering  he had been used to perform horrible acts in the name of righteousness, he enters the spirit world to confront the YHWH God at the center of the earth. A lot of the ideas for this piece were born while reading Dave Sim's amazing graphic novel Cerebus.

WIP

WIP

After posting some older pen and ink pieces, I've been getting the itch to work in that style again. Since it lends itself to horror so well I decided I'd take some ideas I've had for creepy stories, and turn them into drawings. I'm going to just tease with the title of the piece I'm working on now: SPIDER LOVER

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Thank you for the fav!
Thank you very much for the fav!!^^
You're welcome!
Thank you very much for the llama :)
Thanks for adding my piece to the Bards group. She's in excellent company.
You're welcome ;) :)
So much thanks for the favs! <3