Digital art offers so much for the imagination! It's a medium just right for me as I can experiment in avenues not easy to reproduce on canvas. Ever since I got my first desktop back in 1997, I fell in love with creating graphic artwork. Much has changed since then with the power that many programs offer the inquisitive artist.
At the time I took to working with Paint Shop Pro, version 3 as I couldn't quite afford PhotoShop. I've been using it since then, now loaded with just about every plugin and filter imaginable. Since I'm so curious about how programs work, I've come to understand software to enhance my creative work. Besides just PSP, I use Filter Forge, Pop Art Studio, Ultra Fractal, Dynamic Auto Painter, Mandala Maker, and Repligator to name a few. All this knowledge translates into fine art of special quality and a curiosity to keep stretching the limits of my imagination.
If that wasn't enough I also love to write about subjects dealing with health, self-improvement, psychology, and spirituality. Written works can be found on Constant Content, Triond and Helium which is scheduled to close in December 2014 (Tears!!) I'm currently in the process of writing a book on self=improvement and motivation which should come out in 2016, the year of my retirement.
I have recently published a book of science fiction that is currently for sale as hardcover softcover and digital download. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores.
Retirement does not mean I'll be out to pasture. By no means! I'll still be creating on my deathbed if only to use my last breath to make a statement!
Mario Carini joined Pixels.com Licensing on February 5th, 2012.