However you got here, a card I gave you, word of mouth, link or just by accident, I'm grateful you came and hope you're doing well. I published this website for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I know what you're asking yourself; "Why would I want to know about this MF? Because I'm your Uncle, that's why. At a certain age I became one of Detroit's family of Uncles. "What's up Unk?", "excuse me Unk" is what they say. I say; "Just trying to stay out the way Nephew" or "you good Nephew". So I figure my Detroit nieces and nephews, (not forgetting my brothers and sisters) should know a little something about their Uncle and his art. I'm a 55 years young, 313 Detroiter, a practicing digital artist, God willing, 56 in July, who's loved art since I was little and saw my uncle and cousin fill vacant pages with badass drawings of characters, animals and objects that seemed so real to me. (read more about that and me in Our Story) I use the term "practicing" digital artist because art it's always evolving, developing new techniques to create, growing new and different audiences every day, you're always learning, practicing. Not having inherited the natural skills of my uncle and cousin, and with no formal training, I've taught myself to draw and to use art programs, such as Corel's PaintShop Pro, to bring life to my imaginations. I then used those imaginations and created a line of t-shirts and sold them under the company I started, Void Entertainment, LLC, though they haven't done very well. But you can read all about that in About Me.
Talented people run in my family and pay homage to a few of them in Posthumous Tribute. Please take a moment to have a look. They had dreams and talent that went without ever being applauded. click here
Void Entertainment Art is about viewing my artwork, both from then, now and what's upcoming, that I didn't or couldn't, but will now show. (confused? read About Me) I'm posting new pieces all the time, so please grace me with another visit to view My Artwork on deviantArt.
Don't let the name fool you, it's art for everyone, deviants and You norms a like, it's where my artwork found life. DeviantArt is an art showcasing/social media/ecommerce website 38M members strong and the largest art website in the world. A tremendous place where artists, of all media types, including literature, (poems, novels, short stories etc. I actually wrote a couple of poems, yea, I'm an amateur writer too), and a whole lot more, from countries all over the world. It's not just a place to display your creativity, it's an interactive site, it's about community. Giving artists a chance to interact with millions of other artists from different nationalities, religions and races... you get the idea. There's groups that you can join with artists of similar styles to yours. The more you interact, the more fans you get called "Watchers" (I only have 16 so far) and you in turn you can "Watch" them or an artist that has something that just makes you say "Damn, that's dope!" There are contests, and other activities where you can earn Badges (awards) or points (points are like money 80 points =$1). Yes, you can earn money, but not only in points, they have a huge marketplace where artists can earn money by selling their work. Or by doing commission work, by getting subscribers, and even by putting out a tip jar. An artist with skills, in conjunction with such websites as Patreon, which I've seen a lot of artists are members of, earn a living right from home. It's definitely worth a look. (Read their About page). Also read devianArt's about page then come back and tell me what you think about it. Or start at the homepage and explore.
Since you're still here, check out the --Charities I've donated to and some that could use Our help-- section below, it has links to some of the charities that I donate to or participate in. Also there's a section titled --Tools of the Trade-- listing what I use to create my artworks. Also you'll find --Some of the tutorials-- I've used section. And a section --Where I got other tools of my trade - Hardware-- that got me started
I've posted my artworks on devianArt to be part of a community connected by the love of art in all it's many forms. So if you like any of my work or that of someone else, and don't feel like signing up, come back here to let me know. I'd appreciate any feedback or comment you may have. Thank you and have a blessed day.
This photo is an example of the type of photographs I dig taking, I call it Cloud Imagery, which I define as: visibly recognizable shapes or forms found in the formation of a cloud or clouds combined. Click on the image to see on deviantAt.
This is an example of the type of art I call it Cloud Abstract, which I define as: abstract shapes or forms found within the formation of a cloud photograph brought out with the use of image software. Can you see the demon looking up cursing God. Click on the image to see on deviantAt.
NAACP - For their unending fight for civil rights
Disabled Vets For their service
St. Jude For their tireless work with children
Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) For the homeless of Detroit
The Hunger Site - For devotion to feed the needy
Greater Good - For their fund raising efforts
United Way of Southeastern Michigan - For their vision
The Animal Rescue Site - Help protect the Manatees
Tools of the trade for me is digital art software (apps), but different artists use different tools, obviously, just as digital arts use different software depending on their style to create their masterpieces. Here are my tools of the trade:
You're ready to start creating!
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PaintShop Pro Tutorial - PaintShop Pro was the first digital art program I ever used back in the day when it was call JASC.
Cinema4D Tutorial - Cinema 4D is the most expensive 3D software program I ever paid, over. $500.00.
Painter Tutorial - Paints with realistic bushes like a true painter. I made my first painting with this program.
Krita Tutorial - I made my first Bob Ross style painting with this program. It's called Mystic Mountain Painting So if you want to learn how to paint like Bobby and me, check out the tutorial. Click here to watch the master paint the original version of Mystic Mountain.