Hello everyone!<br /> <br /> I've played with computer-assisted imagery for as long as I've had a scanner and a copy of Paint Shop Pro (which, in those days, was before Corel bought out JASC). I used to regularly participate in contests on a well-known Photoshop site and my images tended to place very well. I also used to create graphics for various DOOM levels. But until 2013, the only realistic CGI-specific software I used was Terragen, and I used that mainly to create more pleasing skies to replace dull skies that ruined otherwise good photographs.<br /> <br /> The artwork you see in my gallery is all current, and created in DAZ Studio. My usual post-processing tools nowadays are Wingnut's Lo-Fi and GIMP. I use Lo-Fi mainly for the film textures, and GIMP for all other work. I'm the only person I know who continues to use Lo-Fi, and one of the few worldwide who still use it at all, but I love that basic little program too much to upgrade to one of Alien Skin's current products. When I need custom textures I use either Genetica or Filter Forge.<br /> <br /> Most of my images fall within fantasy or sci-fi genres, with a bit of humor wherever possible. I am a guitarist, and often include musical references in my visuals. I deliberately try to include ambiguity in my narrative images to intrigue you so that you can decide what will happen next in the scene. I think it's fun for you to think about what might happen next and resolve the suspense for yourself. I'm a hobbyist, not a trained artist, and I am grateful that I've met many people along the way who have much more talent than I do, but who were kind enough to point me in the right direction and encourage me to improve.<br /> <br /> My favorite artists are probably on almost everyone's list here - Frazetta, the Brothers Hildebrandt, Alex Ross, Norman Rockwell, Hajime Sorayama, Rembrandt, Bouguereau, Guayasamin, James Gurney, Max Ernst, and Bosch. I love Ray Harryhausen's creature designs, particularly that Cyclops from Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, and the visual look of Ridley Scott's movies, particularly Blade Runner and Alien.<br /> <br /> Thank you for looking at my artwork, and I hope you liked what you saw!
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