I'm a self-taught, freelance CG artist legally doing business under my Second Life name, Logan Porterfield. I've shown at the Museum of Computer Art in New York. My favorite tools are Photoshop and zBrush for content creation and ArtRage Pro for painting.
Digital art is magical. I choose my color palette based upon my mood or current train of thought, and with a swish and a flick of my 'wand' (i.e., stylus), a picture I can easily share with the world appears on my monitor. It tickles me that the spell I cast affects each of the people it reaches differently; that makes it just as personal for others as it is for me.
In Second Life, I make extraordinary clothes for ordinary people. I weave and layer complex textures. I labor over details most people won't notice or even care about, like the perspective of a texture on the sole of a shoe, or a correctly proportioned logo in a place that's mostly obscured from view. I'm a perfectionist, who doesn't believe in the concept of “good enough.” I've been designing clothes for residents since late 2008, and opened my virtual store, LoPo, in the spring of 2009.
Though I've gotten rather good at what I do, I want to keep improving my craft, so I'm an avid reader of trade magazines, and a subscriber to various computer graphic educational sites. I also hold memberships in the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the CG Society as a part of my continuing education.
I currently live in Portland, OR with my partner, Cat, and our dog, Daisy.