IamSam

I am a self taught traditional artist/painter, illustrator, and aspiring freelance graphic artist/designer. Through the 80's and 90's, in addition to my full time job, I freelanced as commercial illustrator. Back then we did things the hard way, CS-10 illustration board, Olympos airbrushes, hand held masking, mailing tubes, drum scanners, and annoying art directors with low budgets.

Around 1996 I began to focus more on my fine art and spent many years working the show and competition circuit. I also maintained a website devoted to custom artwork, mainly human and pet portraiture. I closed my website in 2004 after some copyright infringement on my artwork. At that time i chose to keep my fine art work off the web. I also continued to work part time in graphic and website design

In 2010, at the advice of a great and long time friend and mentor, I gave up on my traditional painting/illustration methods for digital and I began my love affair with Photoshop (CS5-CS6) and the rest has been history. I joined PSG in 2012.

I'm semi-retired from working as a Surgical First Assistant and I still work three days a week. In my spare time I devote myself to helping here on PSG and working as a freelance graphic artist/designer/illustrator for a local agency where my work is mostly limited to local business multimedia design for advertising, typography, packaging, labels, flyers, posters, brochures, guides, reports, etc.
Location
Texas
Gender
Male
Occupation
Surgical First Assistant, artist, illustrator, graphic designer.

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