jrwenzel

 Welcome to my gallery!I've enjoyed sketching, drawing, painting, design, layout, etc. for as long as I can remember; likewise I've had a fascination with fantasy, mythology, sci-fi and most forms of animation. I hate talking about myself; I always have, so let's get to my art.I refer my work as Digital Painting(s). Not to be confused with CGI (computer generated imagery). A Digital Painting is produced much in the same way that an artist world working in classical media (pencil, charcoal, oils, watercolors, pen and ink, etc.). The principal difference in the digital media is the broad array of tools, techniques and control afforded the artist in determining the final form of the image. While Digital Painting doesn't preclude the use of CGI elements and effects, it is primarily a hand-done work. -JRWInspiration for my work comes from anywhere and everywhere and there's just no telling when the muse will strike me. Allot of my work is done 'first person' (subjects relating directly to the observer). For good or bad, I tend to do works in series rather than separate independent subjects, although they do turn up from time to time. My paintings are done in high-resolution, usually 300ppi (pixels per inch) or higher; unfortunately this tends to push the limits of most display and output devices and it also requires that anything placed online has to be seriously sampled-down in size and image quality.The techniques that I use in my art are for the most part my own that I've developed over time; I have no formal background in art so it's difficult to classify what artistic stile(s) {if any} my work(s) represent. This is due to the fact that when I started in digital art, there were no courses in digital art to take. My visual style owes its origins in large part to my friend and associate (Emmy Award winner) Lee Seiler, who back in my Atari and Lexicor days showed me what hand-painted digital art could really be; and forever set my path in the pursuit of photorealism in my works. {Thanks Lee.}Hopefully my work will convey to the observer some essence of the emotion involved in it's creation and possibly {if only just for a moment} blur the bounds of reality and allow them to believe. I like Art, Animation, Photography, Videography, Writing, Music, Dancing, Acting, Character Voices, Martial Arts, Armaments, Science, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Mythology & Folklore, ... Favourite movies TV: Dr Who, Torchwood, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Star-Trek (all of ‘em) TV - Animated: Full Metal Alchemist, Zyber 9, Zoids, Rogotech, Strblazers, Mainframe Films: Forbidden planet, Star Wars (all of em), The Day The Earth Stood Still, Dragonhart, ... Films - Animated: The Secret Of N.I.H.M., ... Favourite books Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series Favourite music I basically have an eclectic taste in music.