Current Gallery: imaginactory ( piece)
My gallery is mostly photographs but my pride and joy are the artwork you will find dispersed throughout.

My photographic collection has grown to outnumber my artwork. I look for those artistic captures that would look good in my gallery. My kids and wife have turned out to have a good photographer's eye as well and I have added some of their best shots. Most of the photographs in my gallery are from the USA (primarily North Atlantic states), Atlantic Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, and some European.

I am especially proud of my digital artwork. For my artwork, the drawing is the thing. Though some of my pieces are completely digital, most of my artwork is probably different in a number of ways from the artwork you are used to. Usually an artist starts with a prepared canvas and then proceeds to create a painting that fills up that space. My approach has to be a bit opposite of that. I start with a completed drawing, transform it digitally and then have to create a background to fit it.

My art is a bit of a hybrid since it is not completely digital. I have long had a hobby of making simple random pen drawings that I then paint with gel pens. Gel ink painting in my gallery are made from these quickly made spontaneous expressionist doodle drawing. Some of them turn out purely abstract while others end up looking like representations of something.

These spontaneous expressions are scanned, cleaned up, and then transformed and finished digitally. I use a number of software titles to create the effects. The effects of the programs become my paint brushes.

When you look at my gallery, consider that each item takes a minimum of 6 hours to make, usually takes more than 10 and some take more than 30. The drawings go through a range of transformation. Some of them are clearly still drawings. Others are transformed into something new such as metal sculptures. A very small

I tend to use very bright colors and often contrast them, even clash them sometimes. You’ll also notice that every piece seems to very different from the next.

Each piece is a challenge for me to do something different that I have not done yet. I make an effort to make each piece unique. The focus of each piece is the drawing and how I choose to interpret it. Since each drawing has a unique personality and a completely different interpretation, the end product is then going to look different from any other piece I’ve made. This inconsistency ends up showcasing my creatively in a powerful way.

Strangely, I'm an artist 'by accident'. I've always been generally very creative and imaginative, and visual art is something I've recently 'grown into'. I've always loved color. I have no favorite color -- I love them all. I've always doodled to maintain focus. My doodles quickly developed into extremely detailed drawings that have gotten a lot of attention. Some of my most interesting pieces are among those I made early on.

Digital art for me is a way of 'sharing' something interesting of myself that has developed naturally without any formal training.

My paints are gel pens. They come in many different bright colors, the flow of ink is greater, and many of the pens come with minute pieces of glitter. Because of the size of the drawings, I have to paint them very carefully and with a magnifying glass. I’ve tried to experiment with combining different colors and using colors on top of each other. Though I cannot mix colors to create new ones like an artist can with oils or acrylic, I can often get contrasting colors by not filling in completely with the first color or two and using following colors to fill in remaining white space, and draw color on top of color. My later drawings show more of these experiments than the earlier ones which tend to stick to one color for each portion that is filled in.

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