To those who have been subscribers to my DA page, I want to THANK YOU!
To those who are new, I say, "Welcome!"
If you are just stumbling across my DeviantArt page because, say, you saw my artwork hanging all over my school bus and decided to Google the name or web address,
This journal is for the last group I just mentioned, who may or may not be wondering why my school vehicle has recently been garnished with a gallery of artwork.
Firstly, this winter is the pinnacle of bleak and dreary. Sucks.
Doesn't it feel like it's gone on forever?
As a professional freelance graphic artist and pro Comicbook artist of 25 years, I like color and pretty things to look at, and we both know that school buses are about the most boring part of anyone's day. Yeah. Since I spend about 8-10 hours of my life in my yellow-tin-can, I do what any ordinary person would naturally do. Interior design, because why not?
So, normally, when I drive a yearly-run scheduled with little elementary school kids I get a plethora of decorations by Christmas time, but this year I have stingy little artists (or forgetful ones), so I went ahead and decorated my own vehicle, because - again - why not?
All of the pictures - except for three student contributions near the front of my bus - are all mine. Yup! Some of the artwork was hand drawn and colored digitally, some are photo-manipulations, and some are experiments in contemporary art. All digital works were drawn with a Wacom tablet in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel painter.
Boring FYI about me:
I have been a pro artist winning awards since my high school years at Rancocas Valley Regional HS from 1990-1994.
I hold dual college degrees in fine art and graphic art. I also speak, read and write Japanese and was a teacher in Ujiie, Japan in 1997.
So, it's quasi cool (no?), I suppose that I'm not just some school bus driver who drives all day long, and has become a lumpy part of their bus, and has no talent <----- who knows, maybe you think I still have no talent, because I know when I was your age, I had to be contradictory to everything adults said. Whatever!
Another little tidbit, you'll need to be a DeviantArt member to see many of my works, because of rating things and spam hater YouTube commenter avoidance. You know.... You don't need to join to see my work, because it's hanging (some of it) on the bus! Besides, not all of my work is under-14 friendly, so I'd advise just sticking with the works on the walls. I usually target my age range of story-telling and mock ups at high school to college age. Hey, I assure you that you're not being cheated. I've put my best and most tasteful works up on my walls. If you want to contribute, then I welcome it - as long as it is also elementary-small child friendly material!
Remember, little kids don't want to see scary and naughty artwork!
Anyway, you guys rock! All of you, and I just wanted to let you know!
Oh, and please don't trash my bus..... It sucks to have to clean up after people who can clean up after themselves. (Lookin' at you, LMS 4 peeps.). < --- yeah, you know who you are....