I utilize both traditional and digital mediums. Graphite, ink, colored pencils and watercolor are currently my preferred traditional tools. My digital tools consist of a computer with graphics tablet and imaging software and an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Sometimes I work traditionally. Sometimes I combine traditional and digital mediums, such as an ink drawing that's later scanned and colored digitally. At other times I'll work completely in the digital realm, from rough sketch to finished image. Aside from my original art and art I create for the web, I enjoy printing and reproducing my artwork on a variety of products and materials, such as t-shirts!
What software do you use to create your art?
Currently my main programs are Procreate for the iPad, Clip Studio Paint Ex (Manga Studio Ex), Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher. I've also worked with Adobe's Creative Suite for over a decade giving 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?
Have you visited my art Store? If you're interested in an image not listed in my Store, or if you have an idea for a commission or collaboration, please contact me via email.
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 accommodate reasonable requests.