I use a variety of methods and mediums. Most often I start out with good old-fashioned pencil and paper. Ink and/or colored pencils frequently follow. Then I usually scan my work into the computer where I can utilize the expanded capabilities of digital tools such as a graphics tablet and imaging software. This allows me to output my artwork in a variety of unique ways such as printing on metal, wood, canvas, paper, etc.
What software do you use to create your art?
Currently my main programs are Procreate for the iPad, Corel Painter, Clip Studio Paint Ex (Manga Studio Ex), Affinity Photo, and Affinity Designer. I've also worked with Adobe's Creative Suite for over a decade with special attention to Photoshop and Illustrator.
How did you learn to be an artist?
I've been a student of the arts for nearly my entire life, Though I've never attended a formal art school. I've studied countless instructional books and videos. I've attended instructional classes and conferences. Most importantly, I keep making art and never stop practicing.
Where can I buy your art?
Please contact me via email if you're interested in a specific image or if you have an idea for a commission or collaboration. Merchandise with my artwork printed on it can also be purchased in one of my shops.
Why do you have a donate button on your website?
Because Some people would like to show their support for my art by donating to help defray my expenses, such as the cost of running this website. Some don't care to commission a project or purchase goods but would still like to help keep my art alive through donations.
Did you really join a Hindu monastery?
Yes! I came to believe the highest purpose of human life is to realize the inherent divinity in myself and in all things. Monastic life seemed like the most direct and efficient way to attain this realization. I'm no longer in the monastery but I highly value the 16 years I spent there.
Where can I learn more about you and your work?
You can follow my blog and subscribe to my News Bites. Also feel free to connect with me on social media or send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!
Can I use your images on my website, blog, publication, etc.?
Please contact me with specific inquiries that detail the image, purpose of use, etc. and I'll try to accomodate reasonable requests.