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This is what I do:
At the outset, I would like to write that I have several passions, interests and hobbies that I try to practice despite the difficulties of everyday life. The first of these passions is visual art, the second is music, the rest remain in the minority.
The visual arts I deal with are traditional and digital drawing, 2D / 3D computer graphics and traditional painting.
The subject of my works is our life, people, problems that they encounter and which they have to deal with, emotions that suppress or drive them, fantasy that they long for, sci-fi that can be brutal and soulless technology, horror, drama, all kinds of stories, sometimes trivial, and sometimes touching very difficult psychological topics. In the case of painting, there is also abstraction and surrealism, styles in which you can put everything and nothing. There are really many topics that are worth discussing in artistic work, the question of a difficult choice. You can also not get involved in anything and treat artistic activity as a medium to solve the world’s problems and just create something that looks nice, which is also art. I mainly draw characters, people, portraits, nudes, this is what I specialize in. Inanimate things, architecture, technology, and nature are relegated to the background or background in my works.
I use pencil when I sketch and only then, I try not to make larger drawings with a pencil because it is a waste of time, but I understand that sometimes you need to use a pencil to get a specific effect, which I have practiced more than once. The drawing is done with a gel pen size 0.5 and 0.7, sometimes with a regular pen. I also use classic nibs, mainly a pen and Chinese or Indian black ink, sometimes colored drawing inks and drawing fineliners, mainly in size 0.3. These are my three main drawing tools, a gel pen, a pen and ink and a drawing pen, you can see the effects on the website and on my Instagram profile. In the case of using ink and paints, the set of tools includes brushes and a brush pen. I sometimes use markers for coloring, but it’s too expensive an option, although very cool. I sketch in small sketchbooks, more serious works are made on larger A4 or A3 paper, mainly cheaper paper from a technical block with a large grammage which works great in my applications, excluding the use of water, here you have to use appropriate papers for watercolors . So far, that’s all about traditional drawing, now I’ll move on to the description of painting.
It is created on canvas or boards, and the paints I use are acrylic and oil paints applied with brushes or spatulas, below you can see the use of spatulas on the canvas. At the moment, I do not paint because I do not have a suitable room for it and money for paints, the paintings are expensive to produce and that’s it, even if the clients were… I do not paint the reproductions, only original works on the subject I wrote above. In the future, I plan to paint only large-format pictures and attach an airbrush to my painting tools. I dream of painting a bit like Giger, but I have also developed a new style especially for this device.
It is created on my computer with a cheap graphic tablet connected to it, I also use cheap or free software. The effects can be seen below and this is just the beginning because I have recently returned to digital drawing after a few years of break. I am writing this to make you aware that to make a good digital drawing you do not need a tablet for PLN 2,3,4,5 thousand, and you only need one for PLN 500 and you do not need Adobe software, you only need free Krita or much cheaper than Photoshop commercial software. I use the computer in drawing on many planes, I sketch, draw, apply (digital;)) ink, shade, color, sometimes I paint. One thing is for sure, the comic I’m working on will be created entirely on a computer. Such times.
Currently I am starting work on my first comic about which I am writing in the projects section on my website. In addition to the main project, from time to time I will publish free short comics, picture stories on my website or on dedicated websites where comics are published, I will publish them in two languages, in Polish and English. The main design will be serious and well-drawn, the second will be a bit the other way around.
3D graphics and 3D animations
I do simple 3D graphics showing characters and more, and short 3D animations with characters and more. The works are created for the needs of my own projects, utility graphics, illustrations, posters, for films and animations, games or music videos.
I write original music in several genres (Classical instrumental with piano, organ, violin and other instruments, electronic trance and dance with synthesizers, rock and metal with guitar parts, also jazz and several other genres excluding Hip Hop) for my projects, computer games , animations, films, other art projects. I play the piano and synthesizer and sing, I have a harder time with the guitar, but for simple chords like The Beatles, my skills are enough.
Game production, gamedev
In the case of game development, all of this is in the planning phase for now, if something of this comes into being, it’s okay, if not so too. At the moment, I have a dozen ideas for worlds in which you can embed a game, comic, animation or even a movie. I design in such a way that it is possible to implement it for the needs of various forms of communication. I will not do it myself (It’s about the game) so unless there are people (mainly programmers) who will help me, these projects will never be decided, and to tell the truth I don’t even want to start them yet, so I leave it. I can help you with your project and do something with graphics or music.
As a practice or for my projects (Gamedev, clips) I make short and easy-to-do animations, for now in Pixel Art but maybe something hand-drawn in the future. I do not deal with it on a daily basis and I will not do it because I am not and never wanted to be an animator due to the fact that being an animator is a difficult and tedious job, but I really like all kinds of 2D animations, anime, but I don’t like American fairy tales like Superman: Red Son, where the lines of these films, as well as the animation itself, is terrible.
I only write for my own projects, comic books, and lyrics.
Digital painting only for my projects and at the special request of friends or on a special request of the client.
I film only for my projects and at the special request of friends or on a special request of the client.
I photograph only for my projects and at the special request of friends or on a special request of the client.