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Contact Info:
Steven M. Powers
Location: Midlothian , Tx, USA
Email (steven.powers.smp@gmail.com)

Prints On Demand:

Available For Freelance:
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About The Site:
Today's artist is faced with far more skill sets than just the art. One must also know how to market themselves, how to create and manage an online portfolio, how to use various software applications, networking, video editing, have proficient 2D and 3D skills and work productively while adhering to a schedule or deadline.

This site has grown as have I.  I started with the focus on digital arts, but have progressed into traditional methods and techniques that I have found essential to all artists. Digital media is a technique that strives to emulate traditional methods.  In their own right, digital methods are capable of producing artwork that can not be reproduced in the real world and can speed up workflows to obtain traditional results.  There is no drying time in digital media.  The one major drawback to digital media is that there is no unique product when the artist is done.  We can make may prints, but not have one of a kind.  Here I will cover topics that are associated with visual arts both digital and traditional while offering useful tips, techniques, work-flows, and various applications. I prefer to recommend free and Open Source software since everyone can afford it, but not at the cost of quality and productivity.  There are some commercial products that I have not found suitable alternatives for. 

There are many avenues to learning, such as articles, video tutorials, books and trial and error. The information will be presented through articles and video tutorials with a new tutorial every week or two.  The information will cover the following topics:
  • Art / Artists
  • Traditional Methods and Techniques
  • Programs and Applications
  • Supplies
  • Audio / Video editing
  • 3D Topics
  • Web Design
  • Marketing
Of course if you have any questions or would like me to cover a specific topic, please email your request and I will see what I can do.

Bio:
I am a freelance Illustrator and Author. I believe  the painting must tell a story and invoke a feeling in the audience. 

I'm a self-taught artist and through the years I have been a musician, a fighter, a soldier, machinist, salesman, and a father. I have jumped out of airplanes; written songs and short stories; hold degrees in Web Design and Network Administration; extensive background in communications and computer science. I have always loved movies and animation, which eventually led me into video editing, then into Digital Arts and finally to Traditional Art. Though I have always been able to draw, I unfortunately had no official training other than "Art Appreciation" and "Technical Drawing" courses. So through a lot of time, effort, tutorials and guidance from others, I have been able to fill in some of the missing pieces.

Eventually I realize that throughout the years I have been building skills that are an asset to digital artists. My mechanical skills are a great asset in 3D modeling and concept art; Athletics and understanding of movement has helped with animation; Musical, Audio/Video skills are required for even the shortest animation; and while being a avid movie watcher, I had been training my eye. Art is a life long journey ...there will always be something new to learn.

If you have any questions please contact me at steven.powers.smp@gmail.com,
Steve

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