Nothing! I was born for this. My mother is a phenomenal artist and passed on the genes to me. I decided to water that seed into what you see today.
Yes! At the moment I am working on some large foam sculpting projects by physically making a Dungeons & Dragons inspired gaming table that's 11 ft. by 4 ft., and a 9 ft. tall final fantasy themed throne for a place called Requiem: Coffee, Tea, and Fantasy.
It has to be the NoDapl wall I did depicting the events that occur at the Dakota access pipeline. It brought an entire community together in solidarity. The wall was 200 by 75 ft.
I get up, have coffee, go to the gym and draw 30 minutes for me. Do my normal client work for about 6 hours, and then paint a canvas or a personal project for myself.
How does it not? LOL! The flexibility it has with its close to traditional feel I have to say, hands down, is always at the spear’s edge of my workflow.
Hard to say that I have a favorite. I’ll say that it’s my favorite software to use, but I’m definitely a sucker for the Particle brushes.
Yes 100% live and die by the sword. As a freelancer there are good months and bad, but you need to be as much of a businessman as you are an artist.
Practice, practice, practice. Nothing will be given to you. You need to just put in the work and dedication it takes to get good enough and develop your own style along the way.
My Mac makes for a wonderful trash receptacle! But my smokin’ fast Acer Predator 4k, 64 gig of RAM, 1080 GTX laptop makes work a breeze! Not to mention my other hardware I take into battle, my 27 inch WACOM Cintiq and my Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16 gig version really get the job done on the go.
Lately, I’ve been using ZBrush and MudBox together with Corel Painter 2018 to make original IP's to then translate into large-scale graffiti murals.
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