The Tools of the Trade:
Power Mac G4 AGP Grahpics
This is my main icon-creating machine! Being from 1998, it is old and slow, but is still a resilient work-horse!
27" iMac 2011
I use this computer to test how my icons look on newer machines. This is also where I convert my icon images to the actual .icns file.
Adobe Photoshop CS
This is my main icon-creating application that I use. Because of it being native to PowerPC chips instead of chips made by Intel, I use my old Power Mac G4, as shown above.
Adobe Photoshop CC
The latest version of Adobe Photoshop. When it comes to working on my iMac, this is what I'll use for icon designing and for photo editing.
Adobe Illustrator CC
This is the main application that I use to vector the ponies that I do. I'm currently taking a class on how to use it, so expect improvement on my work over the course of the 2013-2014 year!
This is the handy dandy application that I use to convert .png and .psd files to .icns (mac icon) and .ico (windows icon) files. You can find it on the Mac App Store. It's a simple yet powerful app that is definitely worth it's price.
Nikon D3 dSLR camera
This isn't your average point and shoot! My mother bought this camera for herself and continues to use it for taking pictures of her Etsy listings. She has recently allowed me to start using it, and I will use it to take pictures of random things.
"Celebrate, we will,
'cause life is short but sweet for certain.
We climb on two by two,
To be sure these days continue."
Hello thar! My name’s Andrew and it is nice to meet you! Thank you for taking a moment to look at my deviantART page!
What you’ll find that I like to create is mostly digital art. I really enjoy making pixel icons. I create them mostly in my spare time, but I really enjoy making them whenever. I also like to create Mac computer icons and have made a couple for applications and flash drives. Another thing that I like to do is mess around with Apple’s Quartz Composer app and create screensavers with it! I love photography, too. This is thanks to my amazing mother who graduated from college with a degree in Fine Arts and Photography! You’ll find that I’ll work with traditional mediums, such as pencils and paint, too. That’s how I first got into art, and it is still a main staple as to who I am! So please, take a look at everything in my gallery! You won’t regret it!
A few other things I enjoy are video games -especially the Halo and Legend of Zelda series-, Minecraft, listening to music, messing around with household electrical parts, tinkering with small engines (preferably Briggs and Stratton, please!), and helping my mother with her three Etsy shops (The Wild Plum, Creeren, and Plethoric).
I am, by no means, a great artist. I just do my best at what I do and I strive to get better at what it is I do. Thank you for stopping by my account, again, I really appreciate it!
I have two spectacular friends, Masterhunter55 and UltimateJ142. They've both done some pretty amazing stuff here on dA. Hunter has been writing an awesome and hilarious book, "Time to Go", and has been posting chapters of it here on DeviantART! UltimateJ has done some amazing sketches of his Sonic OC, Blur the Hedgehog! He's also done an impressive sketch of Samus Aran!
If you get the time, you should check their stuff out! You won't regret it!
"Good Golly, Miss Molly!"