I have always had a strong love for art for as far back as I can remember. It was usually any kind of art that dealt with the darker side of things. Whether it be horror, sci-fi or fantasy it all sparked my interest. I grew up exposed to such great artists as Pushead, Vincent Locke, Dan Seagrave, H.R. Giger, Simon Bisley, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. I’m sure I missed a few, but my memory grows weak with old age. Every time I went to the mall in the late 80’s early 90’s I always hit the book store to look at art books, comics and magazines with works of the previously mentioned artists. I had a strong interest in art and spent every waking moment drawing or doing something creative. I can’t remember at what point in my life that I lost interest and quit being creative. I think it was when I was in my early to mid 20’s. For some reason I felt too busy to care or to continue with my love of art. I guess I was wrapped up in the world of real life and thought I couldn’t intermix the two.
Ten years or so later and something has sparked my interest again. A few days ago an employee of mine asked if would design a logo for his local disc golf club. At first I wasn’t too crazy about the idea, but I decided to take on the task at hand. I spent an entire evening brainstorming and finally come up with a simple design and immediately went to work. Once I was finished I had that feeling again. That feeling of completion, self fulfillment and just that great overall feeling of being innovative again. I am hooked and I want to do more!
(The above image is a skull I drew way back in high school and I graduated in 94’, so that tells you how old it is)