Artists Arise

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Comment by David Weiss on February 21, 2014 at 7:19am

Dean, what programs are you working in?

Comment by Dean Mastern on February 21, 2014 at 12:55am

Thanks for the welcomes Timmery and Deby.

Timmery (that's a pretty name BTW), I have been working on making 3D characters, mainly people, as well as starting to do some backgrounds. I would eventually like to use them to illustrate some stories that I have written. Possibly making some animated short films in the future.

I'm also looking at making book covers for fantasy-adventure or sci-fi type novels.

Here is one character I made:

I have also been doing a lot of fractal art. It has been a lot of fun to learn, and I like to see what type of abstract creations flow.

Deby, I haven't made a website for my art yet, but you can see my work on my deviantArt gallery: http://dsmastern.deviantart.com/gallery/

CONTENT WARNING: A few of my pictures in the gallery contain some artistic nudity.

Anyway, feel free to take a look. Everything there is pretty new, within the last month. I just started doing these kinds of art, and I know that I still have a lot to learn.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on February 20, 2014 at 7:46pm

Welcome, Dean! Do you have a website or page where we can view your work? So glad you've joined us here.

Comment by Timmery Clark on February 20, 2014 at 7:22pm
Hi Dean, nice to have you :)
What kind of 3d modeling do you do? Products, architecture? I hope you'll post some of your creations here so we can take a look!
Comment by Dean Mastern on February 20, 2014 at 7:05pm

Hello everyone.

I'm new to this group (invited by John Chang), so I thought I'd post an introduction.

I'm Dean, and I'm working mostly with digital art: fractals, 3D modeling, photo manipulation, video editing (my job), and whatever else I find interesting at the moment.

I also write some fiction, and enjoy photography and film making.

Anyway, that's the brief intro. Glad to be here.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on February 20, 2014 at 5:16pm
Comment by John Chang on February 19, 2014 at 11:59am
Unfortunately these days I'm 6 hrs by air, David - but just a Google Hangout away. There are some folks in another tribe that have been chatting on similar veins. Maybe I can organize a group huddle.

What kinds of things are at the top of your mind about art these days?

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Comment by David Weiss on February 19, 2014 at 6:10am

Hi John, You're only about an hour fropm me, we should connect and talk art some time.

Comment by John Chang on February 19, 2014 at 1:05am

I'll tell you - social media is a funny thing. We get caught up in the technology but it's more like running into someone at the market and they mention that you should also check out this stand and that one.. and so on.

Here's a Pinterest board I started simply as partly a joke and partly a tribute to the hometown during my high school years - Last-Exit-on-78-22 West ..it continues to get more traffic than all of my other boards combined!

At some point I need to do some traffic analysis, but overall I'd say that if you use the media that you enjoy and best aligns with your personality - whether it's pictures or video or texting 140 words or less, it doesn't matter how they find you.

I haven't really drawn anything in ages and over the years I've resisted getting into sculptures with wood or metal - something about these attract me. Meanwhile, I dance Argentine tango, which is definitely not the ballroom stuff that people often ask, "is that like Dancing with the Stars?" Nope, definitely not!

Comment by Timmery Clark on February 18, 2014 at 9:37pm
Thank you Nathan and Melissa! I'd love to see more of everyone's work posted on the pinterest site, so please consider uploading your creativity there. Its so encouraging and inspiring to see each other's pieces grouped together. Thanks again Nathan for getting that going.
John--thats a great idea! So simple and something I'll definitely start doing in the future. Thank you! Do you have art on pinterest? Does that refer a lot of traffic to your personal sites?

Check it out!

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