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.