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.

In 2010, at the advice of a great and long time friend and mentor, I gave up on my traditional 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 ad agency where my work is mostly limited to local business advertising.

Photoshop, painting, Photoshop, Illustration, Photoshop, RC Quadcopters, did I mention Photoshop?
Location
Texas
Gender
Male
Occupation
My artistic endeavors are often interupted as I'm

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