Hi guys, I'm an illustrator of more than thirty years experience now (officially an old git), and my natural, rather quirky style means I've always tended to get work in the children's book section of the market. Without formal training in music, save the sort we all get in school in the western hemisphere, I've not had time or inclination to start dabbling with sound until about five years ago. You can blame my now departed mother-in-law for supplying me with a first DAW. The music (for want of a better word) I come up with is probably as quirky as the artwork. I know that's not the case for all artisans who play in several media sandpits, but also not uncommon. Do any of you guys find the same happens with yourselves? I know there are some prodigiously talented cross pollinators here on Drooble. I attach a recent artwork sample, done to promote the software it was created with for Ambient at Halloween (copyrighted to me and for their use). The software in question being ArtRage. Fabulous bit of digital kit, if anyone is interested. I also use Sketchbook Pro a lot, which incidentally is now available for free.
Hey Nick, love this piece! Always done both my whole life, music and art/design/graphics/digital art, but never 3D or photo montage. Although getting there with some of my motion graphics now!) The joys of retirement abound in even more artistic-time for me now! Oh Yeah!
I don't think it's a good thing or a bad thing. It's just how it is, but can be a bit frustrating when you're trying to do something different. Ah well! Didn't think I was alone in it. Those 70's eh! I still recall the flared trousers that seemed so right at the time . . . . .
Yep, I relate to that. I've always done my own art and graphics too and, very much like my music, it's indelibly tainted by the 70s, lol!