As a freelance artist I create illustrations and web graphics for clients big and small. My tools are a mechanical pencil, markers, paper, scanner, Photoshop and digital tablet.
My deviantART page is a design showcase and a place to show my fanart or other projects. Here you will find experiments in color, composition and subject. The mediums include digital design, photography and pencil+marker+paper.
My favorite subject (apparently) is computer graphics. Icons, desktop pictures (what non-Mac users call "wallpaper"), concept interfaces, etc. Icons and desktops are especially satisfying to make. My heroes in this subject are the guys at iconfactory.com and Arlo Rose of Kaleidoscope and Apple fame. I also draw/sketch characters. Mostly pinups and character sheets. Though it is my goal to get better at drawing comic book type art. Painting has an appeal, though I've never had the opportunity to explore that due to space and time constraints. If I had the resources I'd probably be making art 24/7. My current artist faves on dA are the guys at UDON and various comic artists here and there.
Ryan (ThePenciler) Martinez
Current Residence: Eagan, MN
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL shirt, 36w/29l pants
Print preference: glossy
Favourite genre of music: Trance (and others. I'm not particular)
Favourite style of art: Contemporary
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod video 30GB
Shell of choice: Gnome 2 or Aqua
Wallpaper of choice: Random design focused art