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hi, my name is michael… welcome to my little corner of redbubble!
a little about me: i’m an aeronautical engineer by profession, and a self-taught amateur artist/writer on the side. most of my early artwork was executed in such traditional media as oil pastel, pencil, and watercolor. i developed a technique for drawing free-hand in microsoft powerpoint in response to having been diagnosed with parkinson’s disease – it is easier/cleaner for me to fix mistakes caused by my manual unsteadiness electronically than it would be to do so in a traditional medium. using my self-developed semitransparent oval smudge overlay technique, i can typically execute a piece in anywhere from one day to six or more months’ worth of free time. my art has juried into several local and national shows, and i’ve begun selling framed prints of my artwork in a local gallery. recently i’ve rediscovered my earlier interest in photography, and have begun to explore the creative world of photographic post-work. on the writing side, i’ve completed one novel and started a second, but my primary outpouring of late has taken the form of poetry. i hope soon to have a self-illustrated, self-published poetry chapbook available for sale.
well, that’s me – reader’s digest version, lol. my personal website (still under construction) is flightsofreality.weebly.com; eventually it will host the most complete collection of my creative works, including a full line of gift items. in the meantime, for anyone interested in reading a lengthier bio or seeing more of my work, please also visit my home page at renderosity. enjoy, and thanks for visiting!
note: the following video portfolio / tutorial is compressed horizontally because i created it as a widescreen (16:9) piece and youtube squeezed it into the normal 4:3 format, but you’ll get the idea… clicking here lets you watch it on youtube, v. here on redbubble, including the option to view it full-screen – a must if the tutorial part is of interest. i recommend selecting the 720p hd viewing option, unless your internet connection is very fast, in which case the 1080p hd setting is crispest.