Most people ask how I create my images, so let me give you a quick look at my process.
I start with creating a “set” in an online virtual world known as Second Life. It is a “massively multiplayer online game” that was started in 2003 by Linden Labs of San Francisco. It has similarities to other “MMO’s,” but it is set apart by the fact that all of the content is created by the users of the system. In fact, you really cannot call it a game, since there are no real storylines to follow like in the case of other MMO’s. You have the ability to become anyone, or anything, that you want. Your only limitation is your imagination. The image to the right is what I normally look like “in world”.
Once I have created the “set”, I add the characters featured and add lighting just like you would in real world. In fact, I can even move the sun if the light is not quite right, which is quite amusing. The raw images produced are then adjusted and layered using other pieces of software, like Adobe Photoshop.
I also utilize real life images in my pieces. However, I do not use any Artificial Intelligence products in creating images. Many of these systems pull the work of other artists without their permission. so I chose not to use them.