My main interest and hobby since an early age is to draw and paint, and thanks to the advancement of technology, designing dramatic illustrations digitally is like nothing else. Using the latest software for Art and Design is brilliant because it makes it so simple to get your vision onto paper in a shorter amount of time than to doing it from “pen to paper”. The amount you can do with all the different tools from smoothing to gradients, lighting and shadow effects, makes designing illustrations fairly easy, and makes it capable for you to change the overall feel and style in a matter of a few clicks. I am self-taught in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, GNU Image Manipulation Program (G.I.M.P), Artrage 2.6, Pixologic’s Sculptris (2.5D Software – Not compatible for animating) and have just recently become skilled in ZBrush4. However, the rustic feel and look from sketching and charcoaling for a dark and traditional illustration is as equally impressive and a technique I am more than competent in.
Recently I was contracted by an Independent Comic Book Company in Canada to do illustrations for their upcoming Graphic Novel. They tasked me with producing conceptual designs for the characters and environments as well as inking, colouring and lettering for the final product. Because I signed a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement, until the novel is published I cannot discuss or show any examples of my illustrations linked to the project.