I am from northern California and I have been using 3D software for 10 years. I get my inspiration from everything around me, and I often get my ideas by common activities such as riding the train, cooking dinner, or reading an exceptional novel. A lot of my inspiration comes from other artists as well.
Often I shoot for realism in my illustrations, but sometimes I like my images to take flight in fantasy. I am always pushing myself further with each image.
My software of choice is Softimage, Photoshop, Zbrush, and 3DS Max.
When I'm not making digital art, I take photos, paint with acrylic and oils, and sketch.