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Artist | Professional | Varied
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Art is what I do, and what I love. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I believe we all start out as artists, and I have no doubt that at some point, each of us has picked up a pencil or marker to connect with our creative side. I just decided to stick with it and have stayed committed to developing my style which consists of a wide range of realism, abstract and a little bit of both. In short, I paint what I like and choose colors that move me. My subject matter is also wide ranging, consisting of concept, whimsical, wildlife, fantasy and science fiction. I work with acrylic, oils, digital and follow a simple rule: I make my traditional paintings look like digital photos and my digital work like traditional paintings. I believe art is more than just a piece of paper or canvas; it is an extension of the artist himself. For me, my goal is to produce art worthy of being displayed in people's homes, featured on magazine covers, a catalyst to inspire our youth, and to leave a legacy for my family. Time escapes us all, thus, I choose to spend my time being a loving husband, chasing my dreams and developing my craft.

Current Residence: South Dakota

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TNT's Drama series Perception - Set Art
Clarkesworld Magazine - Cover Artist
Tobias Buckell / Science Fiction Author - 2d Artist
Clipwire Games - 2d Artist
Dream Powered Games - Concept Artist
GilliGames - 2d Artist
Mage Co. - Game Card Artist
Tommys World Entertainment - Art Director
Wulven Games - Game Card Artist
Pulp City - Character Artist

January 2015 Vogue Magazine
Mitigated Futures
Clarkesworld Magazine


My work is featured in this Month's issue of Vogue magazine. Check out the section titled "Vogue's Gallery"!
Vogue2 by stevegoadAscension by stevegoad

Wacom Alternative

Journal Entry: Fri May 16, 2014, 10:02 AM
My Intuos 5 tablet stopped working recently and I had a Huion H610 sitting on the shelf as a backup. When I purchased the Huion I couldn't even use it yet because they didn't support Windows 8, luckily at the demise of my Wacom I noticed the Win8 drivers were ready. I've been testing it out this past week and I must say it's definitely a solid choice for those on a budget and perfect to have as a backup tablet. (The last thing you want is to be down for a few days/weeks while you wait on your replacement)

1. Same pressure levels as a wacom
2. When drawing it has a nice textured feel like you're drawing on paper
3. Configurable express keys
4. Touch and non touch version. I personally dislike the touch tablets, it doesn't mesh with my painting style. Way too often when I'd go over a completed piece I'd find little dabs of paint from my hand/finger from accidentally touching the tablet.
5. The ability to turn the pen off. I personally find this a neat feature to click the pen and lay it on your tablet without it interfering with your normal mouse control.
6. Pen doesn't feel cheap like most battery pens.
7. Price: $50
8. I seem to be getting better sensitivity in certain programs like ArtRage, Paint Tool Sai and Painter

1. I've noticed when booting to windows the first time  sometimes the express keys don't work. I had this happen with the intuos as well and a reboot would fix this but with the Huion you just unplug the tablet and plug it back in to correct it.
2. Battery pen  NOTE: The Pro version pen doesn't require a battery.
3. No Eraser - Some might agree that this is a con but I never used the eraser on the Wacom pens so I don't miss it.

A couple of samples I've done with the Huion:

Eva Work In Progress... by stevegoad  Work in Progress.. by stevegoad The Goldfish by stevegoad Work in progress.. by stevegoad

I'm making it a habit to find artists with little exposure on their DA Page who definitely deserve it.
Under Appreciated Artists:

redhead by anna-lakisova METAL LION SCULPTURE BY SeLCUK YILMAZ by selcukk Sand Rider concept by Javoraj Batman by danielmchavez Alien head by MartinBailly HuangMei by yangqi917 Lonely Ghost by Zoroko

  • Listening to: Orignial Movie Scores
  • Watching: Justice League Unlimited
  • Playing: Saints Row IV, DCUO
  • Eating: Thai and Vietnamese

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wilsyl1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy birtday
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Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Happy Date o' Birth!
LunasChild8 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Happy Birthday! Have a good done. :D
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you :D
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