A career graphics, web and software guy turns starving artist! Thanks son.
After losing my long-term position during covid, I chose a totally new path. I moved into a bus (skoolie) and decided to pursue my personal creative interests while traveling the country.
Aside from the loss of my job, this process was motivated by my son, who at the age of 21, and at the beginning of the pandemic, decided he wanted to go backpacking and hitching across the country. He'd planned this for years, so it wasn't a big surprise. Though what did strike me, was the advice he gave me.
"Dad, you've been doing the same thing for 25 years. You need a change."
I've never felt so moved by advice he's given. It resonated with me deeply. Today, I am proud to replace my professional website, with my personal, creative ventures.
Thank you Jaden.
Not too long ago, my son got me a Motion Computing drawing tablet, and life hasn't been the same since. It'd been well over 20 years since I picked up a pencil. As soon as I started drawing my first piece, I knew I was going to be doing a whole lot more. This rekindled a passion I had as a young adult. I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I did making them!
PS. You'll see my signature as "Oblique 1" on some works.
Not much to the portfolio right now, but I'm just gearing up! I am looking forward to the weeks, months and years of creative development that's ahead of me.
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This was the first art piece I did on my new Motion Computing tablet in 2021.
Honestly, I felt like a kid again. There's nothing like sitting for hours working on little details on a project.
This drawing represents a dream and passion of mine. I love to find old cars in garages, barns, fields, etc.
You know that 62 split window vette that the guy, who never came back from Vietnam, left behind is still sitting there with less than a 100 miles on it right?
This piece was heavily inspired by photography works as seen on lkazphoto.com.
I had this photo set as a wallpaper, and decided that it would make a great meditation and exploration in a drawing.
I find Japan fascinating and hope to visit some day. Though, fear my son will beat me to it. I think that's closer to the top of his list.
This was the first piece that I colorized. It really brought this drawing to life.
Even if you don't ride, there's just something about a motorcycle. I've owned a few bikes in my time, but due to safety hazards (near death experiences) I have chosen to stay with four wheels.
For now, I'll stick to drawing them.
This much fun should be illegal!
Enteron 5 is being released as an episodic series of "short stories," that when complete, will become a graphic novel, and potentially an animated series, and live action shorts.
Why do I feel that Enteron 5 has the potential to spin off into so many productions?
Enteron 5 is a satire space comedy, with many of the expected sci-fi tropes and cliches, that is made specifically for sci-fi fans. It falls somewhere between Orville, Deep Space Nine, and Firefly.
Speaking as a die hard scfi-fi fan, I think we need something fun like this right now.
Here's a fun little concept sketch I did for a video game idea that my son has where pieces of cities from different worlds are meshed together into battle arenas using "slipgate" technology.
Think 'Stargate Portals' that can transport sections of a city to another planet or location.
Slipgate is on our list of projects, but you'll be hearing about the Maru video game project first, as that's at the top of the list.