Why the oil paints? I thought you didn't care for traditional media for art?
Hardly. They are my foundation and I have talked pretty extensively of my love for them. I embrace digital, but I do so because it allows me the depth of oil paints without the mess, palette mixing, brush cleaning, and especially: dry times. The only reason I barely touch them these days is because they don’t fit into my fast-paced workflow but I’m eager to get the time to revisit them. As much as I love the digital and technological world, much like anything in life, we occasionally have urges to return to simpler, more ‘natural’ things… to get our hands dirty and feel something a little more tangible.
Sometimes that manifests itself in something as simple as an in-person conversation over a text message, or instead of hunting down lying cakes in a videogame, one might take a tumble down a grassy hill… but the great thing about all things digital, is that you can do them, love them, enjoy the benefits of them, and still occasionally get a breath of fresh air by dabbling in simpler times.