artwork my prefered tools include MyPaint, Art Rage, and Photoshop.
My digital techniques closely resemble my traditional methods.
piece was a quick practice piece.
I once worked
in many traditional medias, including oil, acrylic, caesine, water
color, color pencil, pastel. Right now I limit things to color pencil
piece was color pencil practice study.
I work in three alternative vector programs: Inkscape, Xara, and Serif Draw Plus. All of these programs have superior qualities.
The alternative vector pieces shown on this page were all done for freelance jobs.
I do 3D modeling
and rendering for visual mock ups of products. For this I use the
general purpose Carrara - oft referred to as the illustrators 3D program.
model was built in Carrara Pro, It is a personal project still in
progress. I have a few such projects that I open every once in a while
to add more work to. I once scuplted in clay and 3D modeling sort
of fills that empty space.
is the industry standard. Even though I use other vector programs
- it is oft requested that the art be created with Illustrator.
Illustrator pieces shown here are personal projects. One stemmed from
a freelance job - the card. It struck me as a great way to depict
the oft used concept of love or money.
I have used
many programs in my time -
in vector: Illustrator, Xara Xtreme, Draw Plus, Inkscape, the long
- in digital paint: Art Rage, My Paint, Photoshop
- in 3D: Carrara, Poser for some animation work
- in web: in the past ... Dreamweaver, Flash, and basic codes HTML,
More on alternative
- Xara Xxtreme is the fastest, most robust rendering vector software.
It is the best choice for fast down and dirty vector art and has the
most versatile standard gradients, but no gradient mesh tool as of
- Draw Plus from Serif has been called Illustrator light. It has a
nifty gradient mesh tool and standard gradient tools that almost rival
- Inkscape can be used to do almost anything that commercial packages
can. It is not as robust or efficient in memory handling but the gradients
and filters are excellent.
contains a cross section of freelance work (including low budget work),
personal projects, sketches and studies. All
done in a gambit of digital and traditional mediums.
cross section of work somewhat reflects the fact that a few years
after starting to freelance - the crash of 2008 hit. At that time
any work was good work, so I used all of my skills to keep work coming