I’ve decided to go with the big-ol’ pile of art” approach, rather than compile several illustration portfolios based on style or medium or market. Within the pile, I’ve attempted to maintain some kind of order, and to show examples of my range of styles. New work will be added to the pile periodically. These are commercial pieces done for clients, and include a range of styles, from pen and ink to digital color and 3D modeling. They are roughly arranged by style.
Well, yes, I do some design too. In fact, a good portion of my business is design — logos, packages, trade show displays, web graphics… I was raised on QuarkXpress and Aldus Freehand [if you remember Aldus, you’re as old as me].Today, I use the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. For 3D design and illustration work, I use Carrara, Strata Design 3DCX, and occasionally, Z-brush.
I only separate fine art from illustration because these are mostly landscapes, seascapes and still-life I’ve done for my own enjoyment — although some of them have led to commercial work and commissions.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh