Who the .... is ToxiCAngeL?!
Well, here's my history in brief :
...Ever since they first placed a pen into my hand when I was just a little kid, I enjoyed drawing. Later on I spent more and more time studying the human body, and various lighting technigues that I tried to incorporate into my drawings (more or less successfully).
As years went by, I managed to get my hands over the various programs and AMIGA 500 (YES!!!). It was then when I first tried to figure out more about digital painting and 3d.
More recently, I managed to get myself a PC (now I have 4 of them...) and Photoshop, and those really neat programs like Poser, Bryce. Within these last 2.5 years, I've learned much about digital arts in general - not to mention about those wonderfull people that I've met since I joined Renderosity.
My favourite artist... hmmm... there are so many of those, but to make it short i'll include those who had affected me the most. Luis Royo, Boris Vallejo, Olivia and of course, Larry Elmore. Those artists gave the basics of that air-brushed look that I wanted to incorporate to my arts. And I'd especially like to raise Mr. Royo to the stand here: I studied his lighting technique, and developed my own from his wonderful technique!
Basically my work concentrates on album cover illustrations and posters as well as some to custom artworks (either with pencil/colored pencils, rendered, flash designed...)
Many people have asked me about my music taste - well... those of you who know me, know very well about what I like, but as I do this cover illustration stuff, you have to jump from one style to another. I just have to say that my music taste is quite far-ranged, but mostly it's progressive metal or metal in general ;)
What I'd like to do in the future is expand my abilities as a modeller and animator, but then again - time is limited and there's that eternal question of money :)