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The purpose.

First, a little bit of back-story:  I”m a former civil engineer turned draftsman turned artist.  Though I’m no longer as involved in the hard sciences as I was once, I retain much of my analytical mindset, and have found it surprisingly useful when looking at art, not in a cold way, but as a tool for better understanding the development of artistic ideas and how they go from conception to completion.

This blog is being created with the intention to have a place to disclose and share several of the discoveries that have been part of my artistic journey in a variety of mediums ranging from drawing in real media, to photography, to the digital realm and as far as CGI.   But more than that,  it’s also about comparing notes.  What works for me now isn’t necessarily the only or even the best way to achieve creative ends, and there is no finality to the learning process.  To that end, I am hoping to generate some truly informative comments from those similarly inclined to learn and share experiences.  Occasionally, I’ll be posting images of some of the work I’ve done, but also perhaps links to videos that may have bearing on these subjects.  Other subjects won’t just be limited to the particular mediums I’ve messed about with personally, but also discussions regarding major collaborative artistic endeavors like animation.

Lastly, and perhaps also stemming from my engineering days, I feel there is more to be experimented upon in the artistic fields, now more than ever given the networking and communication technology which exists today.  If  I can, I intend to take a stab at examining ways to experiment using these advancements as well, but that’s for later.  For now, there’s more than enough I’ve already described for a decent beginning.
So with that in mind, cheers to all newcomers and welcome.

J. Miller

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