This week let's have a closer look to =jim373!
Hi everyone, my name is Jim Marx, I'm 59 and I live near Philadelphia in the USA.
Tell me how to call you? Do you go by your Name or an artistic pseudonym?
Most people call me Jim, certainly all of my friends do, although some other people insist on calling me by my first name which I never use and won't mention here!.
How did you discover deviantART Jim ?
Back in 2002, I was just starting to create wallpapers I felt were good enough to share with others. I searched the Internet for a site that would accept my uploads and happened across deviantArt. I was hooked instantly and have been here ever since! I've made many wonderful friends here from all over the world. It's safe to say that I am quite addicted to DA and although I have tried other sites, they just don't measure up to everything that I enjoy here at deviantART!
What is your earliest Artistic memory ?
When I was very young, my parents gave me an oil painting kit for Christmas. I must have been about 8 or 9 at the time. I painted a picture that of course drew raves from my dear Mother which started me on the path to artistic endeavor. I've always liked to draw and paint; I've also done sculpture and ceramics while in college, but my love for creating art really blossomed with the introduction of computers and digital art programs
How did you discover fractal? And why did you want to create some ?
I first discovered fractals in the early 90's when I downloaded a very basic fractal screensaver for my computer. It fascinated me and made me want to create something like that, but it wasn't until I joined DA and saw what people were creating in Apophysis and Ultra Fractal that I realized I could really make it happen.
Are you empirical or academically trained?
I took a number of art courses in college, but for everything related to the digital world, I learned from doing tutorials and studying the parameters of others which they so generously shared.
What are your favorite kind of fractals ?
I mostly like Abstract and surrealistic artwork, so that is my main interest in making fractals.
If you have to choose only one fractal in your gallery which one would it be and why ?
I would tell them to get familiar with one program that they like, do some tutorials and study the params of other artists, which is an excellent way to learn.
I've got one more question for you... if you were the last one standing in the world, what would be the first thing you would do ?