Trubright Art

Trubright Art

Digital Printmaking, Paint, etc.

About the Art

Ted and d'Art
Ted Rubright

Welcome to Trubright Creative, formerly Trubright d’Art, or Digital Art. I’ve since added paintings, and digital art became too limiting.

Digital Gen. 1 – ArtMatic and the Neurogravure Series

For many years my digital artworks were created exclusively with ArtMatic Pro by U&I Software, a process not unlike musical synthesis. I would start off with a promising idea and then tweak it using sliders and parameter settings until something good happened. Occasionally I hit a random image button and stumbled on a promising image but that was rare. I could take hours to find something even remotely useful, which belied the software’s name: the was nothing automatic about it!

Digital Gen. 2 – App Art

After the iPad came out, I began using apps to drawing directly on the tablet or mangle photographs. I use OmniSketch, Procreate, Snapseed, Brushes Redux, Tangled FX, Percolate, Frax and others. I created a portfolio called App Art to show them off.

About Ted

I am trained as a classical percussionist. I have a a day job in academic technology and a band called the WirePilots. My musical history is covered in my¬† “picture bio.”

I started drawing as a small child and kept it up until high school when I spent more and more time studying music. For years I thought that I would get back to visual art but I didn’t know which direction to go in. One night my wife, a friend and I rented a movie about Picasso which I’m pretty sure was this one. Seeing his process was a revelation to me; I would have to be fearless before the blank paper. I decided that every attempt was just that, an attempt. There was nothing that couldn’t be thrown out or started over. This freed me up to experiment.

The first thing I did was to go back to the ink and watercolor drawings that I had done as a kid. I started with a pencil sketch and went over it with india ink. After cleaning up the drawing with an eraser, I painted it with watercolor. They were semi-abstract but with hard edges and defined colors – somewhat cartoony. I did a lot of them in all sizes. I now refer to them as Analog Gen 1. Eventually I started painting parts of them with acrylic paint so they became “mixed media” on paper. I now call that period Analog Gen 2. Finally I jumped entirely to paint and started experimenting with abstraction, which led in a tortuous path to the Sticking Series, or Analog Gen. 3.

My latest series is called Dog Bark Park, which are dog portraits. I use OmniSketch, Procreate and other apps to draw the pups.

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