I have been drawing since I was a kid. I loved working in color pencils until I discovered oil pastels and then oil paints in high school. Most of my family has oil paintings of my landscapes- which used to be my favorite to paint.
I was always enamored with computers- writing my own software and developing my own devices (or modifying circuits to suit my tastes). Despite my art teacher's pleadings- I majored in computer science at college. I originally wanted to do game design work, but then I changed majors and completed two engineering degrees (Electrical Engineering Technology and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology). In fact, my day job is a R & D Engineer where I figure out how to make new ideas work and be sure they can be manufactured.
I remember being amazed at a digital painting that was done on a computer in the early 1980s...a beautiful painting of a redhead was featured in one of my computer magazines. I had my parents buy me a digital drawing tablet and some software for my Atari 800XL...but I was never happy with its abilities nor mine. I later played with Photoshop 2.0 in the 1990s and was still disappointed. I started using GIMP and Photoshop Elements in the 2000s...and they work decently. I really found my favorite program when I started using Black Ink in 2014. Although Mischief is a great program as well.
Now that I've moved into the digital age- I'm still trying to show my oil paint style of building up layers and shadows/texture in my digital paintings, but I'm also trying to expand more into concept/textural explorations and science fiction. I would love a painting published on a Magic the Gathering card, book, or CD. In fact...I would love to write a book or screenplay as well.
My beautiful & talented wife has a part time business and works in stained glass (Dalmas Glass Designs on Facebook or www.dalmasglassdesigns.com). I help her with the patterns and being a general assistant. She also gives me suggestions and encouragement when I'm stuck on a project.
And as you can see from my favorites tab- I am still enamored with red hair.
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Engineering Elegance: "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupe'ry, Aviator & Children's Author
Excellence: "Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do." Jose Ortega y Gasset, Philosopher and Essayist