My approach to pushing pixels
I’m a big believer in mastery through experimentation and experience. That doesn’t mean you have to keep meticulous notes or be rigorous in all your work. It does mean that you have to play with a purpose, and learn from the results!
My photography and digital art are borne of this approach. I have very little traditional training; virtually everything I know and teach comes from pairing observation with critical thinking.
What I do
While I do create digital art and photograph a variety of genres from portrait to product to landscape, I am mostly known for education. I teach Photoshop (and a little photography) in a unique style, focusing on mastery of the digital tools. I’ve been an invited speaker at Adobe Design Invitational Masters conference and Adobe MAX, currently write a monthly column for Photoshop User Magazine, and have published
two three! solo books through Adobe Press. Check out my Bio page for more!
For ADIM, I developed a method to simulate the painting styles and textures of Renaissance masters, working entirely from existing images. The underlying technique has unlimited possibilities. Here are some samples from my MyPortfolio page.