I'm a fourth generation artist, military veteran (USN), and Christian who loves many forms of creativity, history, and narrative conversation. Epic stories that allow us to venture into expansive universes and explore their peoples and histories are a love of mine.
A gearhead and mecha & weapons designer that loves all things mecha. My favorite designs are shifting mecha (transforming), particularly those with a feral form. Most often you'll see my own personal designs with a lot of wings and claws.
Love to design mecha so that they are a believable machine that appear to function.
Designing traditional miniature wargames is a fun and completely engaging interest of mine too. Love MMOs, RPGs, FPSs, and miniature wargames. Currently playing BF2142, Starcraft II, and WoW. Let me know if you play any of these too.
Love to write epic story lines, poetry, listening to music (OSTs, Christian alternative, Jrock, Jpop, trance, VK, and a a lot more), painting with watercolor, mixed media like watercolor and ink (really enjoy the look), taking photos (don't own a camera atm), reading (manga, fantasy, science fiction, history, etc), watching (anime, movies, documentaries, listening to personal stories, etc), sculpting (castles out of wax are my current fascination), and learning in order to improve my creative craft.
Reading other fan fiction or independent original works are a great way to open the wardrobe door and step into another world.
I love reading or watching featurettes in order to gain a better understanding of the process, inspirations, motivations, and direction of other creatives in regards to their own works. This is why you'll see me try to put as much behind the scenes narrative into the descriptions of my posted work.
Currently working on a manga of my own with plans to eventually make it into an anime and advanced roleplaying wargame. Born in American and living in the Pacific Northwest I love my country but have always desired to live in Japan as a manga artist. Working toward this goal at the moment.
Currently I don't have any sites set up for the epic I'm writing but I'll get illos (illustrations) and writings posted up here soon. Still figuring out exactly what I need as far as sites and media go.
If your interested I keep an artist blog. It is primarily an introspective look into the different aspects of being a creative. My aim with this is to encourage and inspire other creatives, no matter their art (music, poetry, sculpting, photography, manga, etc) to spread their wings, take flight, and no matter the challenges or time required, to always forge ahead into our dreams. We all know how hard it can be sometimes. dreammarionette.blogspot.com
Current Residence: Portland metro area, Oregon
Favourite genre of music: VK, Jrock, Jpop,Trance, OSTs, rock, classical,
Favourite style of art: Manga, watercolor, digital, models,
Operating System: Win 7
Wallpaper of choice: Macross Frontier
Favorite cartoon character: Deunan, Priss, Wall-E, Vash, Bugs, Optimus Prime,