rephaime0398 asked: How long does it usually take you to make them?
It really varies, depending on the particular technique I might use for a particular image. Some processes I choose take a long time, and some approaches make for quick development. I suppose using one route I could create in half an hour, but I’d be recycling elements that took hours to produce and another route might take days. “Possible Shadows” took a while, because it began as a computer design, but it progressed into a pen and ink creation, and then came back home to the computer.
As in any computer animation, once you’ve pioneered an effect, it will be faster to re-create from that effect, since computers are just excellent at duplicating.
I began as an artist by drawing, and I’m still drawing, but the tools have become more and more engaging over the years.
Nothing seduces me more than a pencil.
lingonberry24 asked: How do you make your pictures?
I make my pictures with little squares called pixels. Each pixel is a specific color, and pixels come in a range of sizes. By meticulously placing one pixel next to another, like tiles, being mindful of which color is bordering which color, the images emerge.
I don’t use tweezers to arrange the pixels. I use CorelDraw3X which merges seamlessly with CorelPaint3X, a keyboard, a mouse and a monitor. Oh, and my mind and eyes.
The Universe creates the pictures.
The images are codes with hidden messages to which we are either drawn or repelled by instinctive code within our own DNA, which co-evaluates with our learned traditions to respond to line, color, form and design.
The Universe is talking to itself through us.
The Universe is old, so it talks to itself.
Humans are young, so we are learning.
That is destiny.