Well I revealed my real name on air on a local internet radio show. Friend’s band Kaustik who I grew up around, were on air and decided to call into the chaotic radio show they were on, its called “Pancakes & Punk” on WPMD.org to talk about the album design I’m doing for them and then just enjoying the whole show in general. I highly recommend the new album if you love metal bands like Metallica or Iron Maiden style, and if you can find it out there. Its available January if you like metal, the morning show is a bit metal as well, and now I’ll take a little siesta, eat some food, and get back to work on this album art.
Becoming Better at the Digital Arts.
Become enamored with digital art: photos made clean and crisp through manipulation and correction; painting made clean and easy, with no brushes to wash or tarps to lay down. All of it is just a blast to do. I love the feeling of using Photoshop compared to most any other programs, and I rarely like to pick up a pencil or brush and use them for fear of mistakes and wasted materials. Like many others, I got started with the program on my own, just exploring it and learning things by myself. Every once in a while, though, I’d see a cool effect and wish I knew how to make, so I’d cruise the Internet for a tutorial to show me how. Sites like psdtuts+, a great resource for those who wish to build their skills in digital art.
The Gamer Artist
The March Madness got me, but I’m back. By “march madness” I mean games, movies, and conventions. Speaking of games, this month I’m gonna give you a taste of one hell of an artist that’s also a gamer — the artist simply known as ‘Ionen’.
Come to Daddy, DoSu
I was in the middle of doing the DAA for April and had to start over, just couldn’t bring myself to do it on that artist. Then someone recomended Aphex Twin and I went bat-shit crazy and hit myself for not doing them sooner. So here’s a video by Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy, and a little link to their site.
German Artists Rule
For the month of love we visit a place I love, Germany, and also a genre that I love, fantasy. So this month we have both in one with an illustrator I ran across one day: Florian Stitz. I’m gonna keep it short and sweet about this guy as I don’t know too much myself.
One Hell of Holiday Season
So yeah, its busy as hell around the holiday seasons for me, but I just wanted to pull up a digital music artist for the month of December, but someone spiked the egg nog. 7 Days later I wake up in Death Valley with this song being played in my head like angels. Not gonna sit here and talk on and on about this. From the dark corners and generally shadowed areas. I give you, from their latest album FH3, TZDV by Faderhead…
So this month we have someone I’ve known awhile, and am glad to have met, and I definitely am glad to have gotten to seen some of her art. She’s the first person I go to for advice on the matters of my Wacom tablet. Some call her “Ariel”, others “Becca”, and yet others refer to her as “her Chi-ness”, Rebecca Conway.