I'm a retired stay-at-home-dad and grandfather.
I did some artwork as a kid, but pretty much stopped in my twenties. After a long, long career in computers, I've finally been able to scratch the itch again. So here I am!
I use Carrara 8 Pro and Daz Studio for composition and rendering, and Fireworks and Photoshop for postwork and textures. I'm more of a storyteller than an artist, and my gallery certainly reflects this LOL! I like creating (and viewing) scenes that tell a story -- or strongly suggest one.
The Aranée series is based on a story idea I created - I have a complete story outline and character synopsis to keep things coherent. Who knows, maybe I will publish this one someday?
I live in Sacramento, California USA with my wife and teenage son. I have four grown kids already out of the house, two extremely energetic grandkids, two spoiled-rotten cats. I'm active in my church running our food pantry which feeds about 5,000 people a month.
You folks here at Renderosity have been SO wonderful to this old dude. PLEASE drop me a line or comment on my gallery. Say what needs to be said, good or bad: Your words energize me and keep me growing.
| Update 6/17/2015
I just went through a six month hell of sorts. Really bad health issues, touch and go for a time. This is the first I've been able to sit here long enough to do even an update, much less do any writing or images. I'll try to catch up with your galleries, but six months of activity WILL be a challenge LOL!
I don't think I will be able to post more than an image in a month - two months. Maybe I can convince the folks around me this is a form of therapy and squeek a little more time? We'll see...
Many thanks for people who have inquired about me via sitemail or email. I am sorry if I have been unable to respond, but you have no idea how much your concern and words have cheered me. Thanks for caring.