The Creative Side of the Force is a blog that showcases my art and the things that I’ve created. I’ve been interested in art ever since I was a kid; in school I always received A’s in art. I like to paint, draw, play bass guitar, and build custom lightsabers.
I really love painting; my main media to paint with are oil and acrylic. I do want to branch off into water color; I really like look and texture you can achieve with water color and airbrushing. Now I’m really enjoying digital painting.
I designed and built all the lightsabers you see in my lightsabers page. I have done a few replica builds; Galen Merek’s (Starkiller’s) lightsaber from the video game The Force Unleashed, Darth Nihl’s lightsaber. Darth Nihl is a character from the graphic novel’s and expanded universe. McQuarrie’s Stormtrooper lightsaber and Quinlan Vos’s lightsaber. Quinlan is another character from the expanded universe.
I apprenticed and worked as tattoo artist for about five years. I worked in a shop for about two and half years and moved my station to my home and tried tattooing privately. Unfortunately I lost the desire to tattoo.
I’ve been playing bass guitar on and off for twenty years now. The first ten I was really dedicated to playing, the past ten it has become more of a hobby than anything. I also tinker with playing guitar and recording.
After all this time I finally figured out how I can channel my creativity and apply my strengths towards a career field I know I’ll enjoy: Graphic Design.