Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to My World

Welcome to My World: My life as a creative person began as soon as I was able to hold a crayon. In high school and college, I studied traditional studio art, including painting, printmaking and drawing. After I lost my studio space, I decided to switch over to computer graphics. To my great surprise, computer art has been far less expensive an undertaking than traditional art. Some of the most wonderful folks I've ever met just happen to be my fellow addicts--oops, I mean artists, really I do. This blog will feature my musings, art and photography.

CGI: Most of my graphics begin their life in a 3D program. Next, the image gets varying levels of additional work in PSP and PS Elements. At some point photos may come into play. I choose not to artificially divide the process from an initial raw image and secondary software "postwork". At this point in my life, I will use any legitimate means at my disposal to create an image. It's all hard work. Program or process snobbery doesn't have a place in my creativity.

My Ongoing Obsession: Some of my graphics eventually have more than 10 raster layers. It's not unusual for me to spend a day just to get the right lighting, pose or expression on a 3D character. My traditional experience gave me a solid foundation for any creative project I may have in mind. If I've learned anything, it's that there are a multitude of ways to achieve a similar end result. I don't have to spend a lot of money to make something pretty, but I may have to stay up all night to get it where I want it.

Tubes & Stuff:
All of the 3D and 2D content I use is commercially licensed. My images comply with the terms of use supplied by the content creator or site. I will add more images as time allows. I have a lot of tube and .png transparency layer graphics to share as soon as I get the blog on track. When downloads become available, I will post a TOU. My images have their own unique style, and I try my best to maintain consistent, quality images.

Your Opinion Matters: Please take a moment and cast your vote for the format you prefer for an image on a transparent layer. I want to provide an image format most people find useful. You will find the poll in the right hand column. Thank you so much for your vote and your visit!


  1. Snowdrops said...
    Hi .. and thankyou for your comments on my Kit !. I have actually used SAS for over a year for occasional things. There is some super stuff on there.

    Thankyou again. It takes time to get the site looking how you want... you are doing a super job.
    Elegantly Funky Designs said...
    Wow, your art is so beautiful. I love this ones hair, it reminds me of my DD. She hates her hair and I love it! Just had to stop by and comment a bit. I voted for my fav also - it has to be png. I can't use anything else. My software sucks. LOL

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