(Jan. 2008) Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my page. My name is Tom, and I retired from a career in the U.S. Navy in 2007, where I served onboard submarines. I now work as a technical consultant and curriculum developer.
I've been interested in art and sketch drawing as a hobby for as long as I can remember, although never very seriously. In mid 2007 I started using Poser 6 and Photoshop Elements, and have been 'hooked' on '3D' art ever since. I'm still learning to use various 3D modeling programs to try and develop some digital art skills. I enjoy getting feedback from other artists on what to work on and how to improve.
I work with computers and electronic systems, and in my spare time enjoy 'shoot em up' video games, and bowling. Other hobbies include mountain biking, swimming, and camping. I live in Connecticut with my beautiful wife Carol, and my children Chris and Amanda, who in my humble opinion, are the best kids in the world.
(Feb. 2009) I decided it was time to update my avatar and this little animation is my poor attempt at doing something eyecatching. Not much has changed, except I've learned a couple of tricks of the trade, and am now attempting to build some 3d items for my freebies page. The submarine I've attempted to animate is from an old TV show in the 1960s called 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'. Although the show was kind of cheesy, I remember watching it after school along with old episodes of Star Trek. It must have had an effect on me, because I spent 21 years as a Submariner.