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About Noetic Art
For the curious out there (and the terminally bored), we've posted some information about Noetic Art, the clipart, and its underachieving creator. If you have something more important to do, like inventing new jello desserts, feel free to skip this.
Noetic Art got its start in 1996 when a friend asked me to draw an alligator for the
invitation to his upcoming cajun-themed party. I drew it, handed it over, and he made a pretty cool invitation
from the quick sketch.
So now, 11 years later, after some serious neglect, Noetic Art is still around and being
visited by the likes of you, and perhaps a few others whose World of Warcraft accounts have been suspended.
Over that time, the site has been overhauled and redesigned 5 times, appeared on TV once (though the clipart itself
has been on TV a couple times), been featured in several books, used by many people around the world, including
a restaurant, a dog biscuit company, a sailboat, a greeting card company, and a prominent internet search engine.
Actually, I started drawing when I was 3 years old, using my favorite media at the time: permanent markers and the bedroom wall. My Mom tells me I drew a train that went all along the bottom of one wall and over onto another one. I have been drawing ever since, sometimes drawing serious stuff, other times silly, puerile, junk, to which this site has become a monument.
The clipart has gone through several experimental styles, all of which you can see in the images that are present here. The current style, which I like a lot, is created using a quick pencil sketch, then pen and ink, and is colored using artists markers. The mosquito on the main page is a good example. The image is then scanned into the computer and turned into clipart images using Adobe Photoshop.
What can I say that won't sound like a $20 ad in the personals section of the paper? I'm
just an average guy. I live out here in Sterling, Va. I'm currently 49 years old, but more like
a 22-year old with a partial sense of responsibility. I'm a software architect for a pretty nice
company in Herndon, Va. I have absolutely the coolest friends. I have the most amazing girlfriend I could have
ever imagined, and she makes me feel like the luckiest man on Earth, every single day.
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