Monday, March 11, 2013

I would like to thank the local tackle shops, bait shops, and marinas for helping me promote my artwork. Chris and Mike at Down East Kayaks near the Harkers Island Bridge, the folks at Captain Henry's Gift Store on Harkers Island, the folks at Chasin Tails Outdoors Bait and Tackle, Matt Zook at Capt. Joe Shute's Bait and Tackle, the folks at Freeman's Bait and Tackle, Brian at The Anchorage Marina, the folks at Call of the Wild, and the folks at EJW in Morehead City. You were all extremely friendly and helpful and I am extremely proud that we have such outstanding small business owners here in Eastern North Carolina.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Older work

My current project is taking so long that I haven't been able to post any new artwork. So, for giggles, here's a drawing I did 10 years ago, well before I started painting fish, well before I started painting on the computer. This is done with pencil. Kate Blanchett from Lord of the rings.

Friday, February 22, 2013


As my first real blog post, I figured I would explain to you what I do. I am an artist. The medium that I use is digital painting. Using the computer and my pen tablet, I paint digitally. Now it is important to note that this is not photo manipulation. I do not take a photograph, scan it into the computer and mess with it and apply filters. Being that my art style is realism, I do heavily reference photographs, but I do not paint over them or edit them. For a better explanation, check out the wikipedia entry

Now, there are some advantages to painting digitally, for example, I can create on different layers, I can adjust colors and tones at any time, and it's much more cost effective. However, there are disadvantages as well. I cannot physically rotate my "brush". I don't have a feel of pressure. My pen is not directly on the artwork as I paint, it's on the tablet and the cursor is on the screen in front of me.

From now on, I'm going to be making videos of my work as I'm painting them (time lapsed of course, unless you want to watch the digital equivalent of paint drying), which I will be posting to my youtube channel, which you can view directly from this site.