For the first 4 years of my Deviant life I have been a lurker. I finally started contributing because I needed art to be mine again. I'll explain. For the past 10 years I have been a 3D illustrator/designer. I LOVE my job and have had good success so when I say the following keep that in mind. I need to have that excitement of bringing a vision to life again. When I create at work it's not expressive and has lost the magic. I've put together a quick low resolution gallery of some of my work here. imgur.com/a/x8u2v
I have wanted to branch out and try something new so creations could be mine once again (other than what my trusty guitar provides) Photominpulation has always been a favorite of mine so I've been learning the tools and branching out. One thing I'm finding is how frustrating it can be to go from having a vision, planning, and then bringing life to it....while having your software or tool set go from an extension of my very self to a clumsy middle man. I know this will fade as I gain experience but it's frustrating.
This is my super condensed life as it pertains to art. I'll add more if requested. Thanks for all of you support DA! You really have a magical community here full of wonderful people. It's amazing.