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Member #142240 created: 2005-06-14 01:25:16Simple URL:   

Name: John R Wenzel

This is me

Tauren Brave
I’ve been doing allot of colorist work lately.
For this one I did the color and background free (just for fun).
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Original line art copyright ©MMXII Mjollnyr
Color and background copyright ©MMXII John R Wenzel
Colored and posted with the permission of Mjollnyr.

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Hang in there I’m gradually starting to fugure things out . . .
I hope.

*rolls eyes*


Hi, I’m John ┄┄┄ That’s my minotaur Boe peeking out and keeping an eye on things to help me maintain prospective.

I started this account ages ago, but just sort of lost track of it due to IRL things getting in the way but let’s see if I can get it going.

I originally joined Elfwood way back around 2004.

I've enjoyed sketching, drawing, painting, design, layout, etc. for as long as I can remember; likewise I've had a fascination with fantasy, mythology, sci-fi and most forms of animation.
I hate talking about myself; I always have, so let's get to my art.

I’ve been working with computer graphics and digital art, animation, imaging and effects in one form or another since 1979.

Inspiration for my work comes from anywhere and everywhere and there's just no telling when the muse will strike me. Allot of my work is done 'first person' (subjects relating directly to the observer). For good or bad, I tend to do works in series rather than separate independent subjects, although they do turn up from time to time. My paintings are done in high-resolution, usually 300ppi (pixels per inch) or higher; unfortunately this tends to push the limits of most display and output devices and it also requires that anything placed online has to be seriously sampled-down in size and image quality.

The techniques that I use in my art are for the most part my own that I've developed over time; I have no formal background in art so it's difficult to classify what artistic stile(s) {if any} my work(s) represent. This is due to the fact that when I started in digital art, there were no courses in digital art to take. My visual style owes its origins in large part to my friend and associate (Emmy Award winner) Lee Seiler, who back in my Atari and Lexicor days showed me what hand-painted digital art could really be; and forever set my path in the pursuit of photorealism in my works. {Thanks Lee.}

Hopefully my work will convey to the observer some essence of the emotion involved in it's creation and possibly
{if only just for a moment}
blur the bounds of reality and allow them to believe.

Interests: ┄┄┄ Not listed below.
Animation, Photography, Videography/Cinematography, Acting, Character Voices, Martial Arts, Armaments, Science, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Mythology & Folklore, ...
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Movies and TV Shows:
TV: Dr Who, Torchwood, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Star-Trek (all of ‘em)
TV - Animated: Full Metal Alchemist, Zyber 9, Zoids, Rogotech, Strblazers, Mainframe
Films: Forbidden planet, Star Wars (all of em), The Day The Earth Stood Still, Dragonhart, ...
Films - Animated: The Secret Of N.I.H.M., ...
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Books
Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series
Favorite visual artists:
Boris ValleJo and Julie Bell, Leonardo da Vinci
Favorite poet:
Robert Frost

Private and commercial services

Personal – Private
 Commissions:    OPEN*
 Trades:      CLOSED
 Requests:      DOABLE*
 Collaborations: DOABLE*

Commercial – Industrial
Contracts:      OPEN†*
≪⋘ Artistic Services ⋙≫
Icons, Line Art, Inking, Cleanup, Backgrounds, Colorist, Color Art and more.
Private and Commercial
Art, Design, 3D Modeling, CGI, Animation, Photographic, Video, Cinematic, Print and Fabrication services are also available.
≪⋘ ◊ ⋙≫



OK, it's the time of year for it.
A very old picture from when I first started studying character makeup.
And yes, that was me.

<Limg100*0:>Oooh . . . photoucket links work. *evil grin*
 You may call him "Fang" btw.

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 ❝I do  ❤  to  BBQ❞   ☁ ⋮∖⋱  ☁     
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 Yap, at least some intermediate-level Unicode graphics work. :-)

And yes, if you haven’t guessed it by now, I really like incorporating formatting and graphic elements into what I do online. ;-)

Month of birth: 4Day of birth: 13

Gender: male

Fantasy race personality: Human
Elftownworldmap 42°5.178'N 89°54.432'W

Place of living: USA-Illinois

Town: Chicago Ridge

Known languages

Elfwood artist: Yes

Elfwood writer: Yes

Favorite drawing objects

Computer interests
action gamesartBasic
Cgraphicsinformation seeking
maths and engineeringprogrammingstrategy games
system administrationvideoweb design

adult popalternativeblues
classicaleurodiscofolk music
heavy metaljazznew age
progressive metalpunkrock

Other interests
beercarpentrychasing the preferred sex

Civil status: single

Sexual preference: opposite sex

Body shape: muscular

Height: 183

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