Sunday, 31 July 2011

About This Blog

About Me

Hi there,

My name is Tom. 
I'm a Dutch Artist and Media Designer.

I have been painting and drawing since early childhood, although there have been many periods of artistic standstill. My parents recognized some talent on early age and hired an artist to teach me some techniques. Years later I attended weekend classes at the School of Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I focused on fine art. My interests are extremely diverse and this all too often prevents me from spending much time creating art. Only recently I have been picking up the brush again with renewed fervour.

In addition to art, I also studied media design and graduated on the subject of 'Game Design for Specific Audiences'. I have a passion for creating games. It is like playing God, but without the ethical dilemmas that are usually associated with that kind of activity :). I have professional experience in various facets of game development, like; 3d modeling, programming, gamedesign and 2d art- as well as experience in web design - particularly as a flash designer/-developer.

I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge and culture. I love to read the classics and watch tons of movies when I get the chance. I'd say that knowledge and culture are two of the most precious things in my life. They comfort me and keep me sharp at the same time.

Why this Blog

I created this blog to share some of my artworks and ideas with whoever may think they are worth seeing or reading. I don't expect millions of followers. Writing my ideas down really helps me to remember them and it forces me to think everything over in more detail . Hopefully it also motivates some people to give me useful critiques and other forms of verbal spanking. I need all the help I can get. I have tons to learn.

What to Expect from this Blog

- Art: Game Art, 2D as well as 3D. Some traditional art and probably some thoughts on the subject as well.

- Game Design: theories about creating entertaining games.

- Stuff about technology.

- Philosophy: What can I say. I'm a brooder! ;-)

I hope you'll enjoy my blog. 
See you around!