stone perales

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Contribution Rating:8 (tied for 6718th; 3 in last year)
Member SinceMay 10, 2004
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Location:Laguna Beach, United States United States flag
About myself:Hello, my name is Stone Perales and I am a Southern California video game artist from Laguna Beach, CA.

Outside of time spent with family, or free diving, I send every free moment of my life creating art. Regardless of genre or medium, if there is a story to tell, or a world to create, I am at my best as an artist.

Even though I specialize in sci-fi and fantasy art, almost everything I draw or sculpt is heavily influenced by nature. I have found that everything I need to produce great art can be learned from the natural world.

Some of my earliest influences were: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Jacques Cousteau, Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, and J.R.R. Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings. These 5 things were the catalysts in shaping my artistic sensibilities.

Prior to entering the gaming industry as a computer artist, I was on my way to becoming a Veterinarian. As a Veterinary Technician, I spent many long hours assisting in surgery and necropsy, as well as Illustrating surgical procedures which helped to build a strong base of knowledge in my understanding of animal anatomy.

I believe that my early exposure to pen and paper games, and my work experience in veterinary medicine has helped to lay a strong creative foundation, which has served me well as a video game artist over the past 10 years.

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