David K. Manuel has been making pictures come to life in one form or another for over 45 years. The thing that has kept him creating all this time, has been curiosity. Each medium brings something different to the table, a new perspective, different shades of reality. David has explored many mediums including felt markers, graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, oil paint, acrylic paint, leather, and digital art (both 2D and 3D) as well as clay, polymer clay, wood carving and watercolor. In many of these mediums he has gained mastery, but he is always experimenting and learning more.
One of David’s biggest values is the continual pursuit of knowledge. This drive to understand has been the propulsion for every endeavour that has increased his skills and widened his perspective. Whether the result of a project is considered a defeat or a success, he has discovered that both contribute to a deepening of his craft. The result has been an fascinating journey through various media for creating imagery with ‘defeats’ becoming ‘instruction manuals’ held to the mirror of investigation and ‘failures’ becoming ‘landmarks’ for navigation.
David has been a digital artist for over thirty years. Aside from family, his greatest passion for the past fifteen years has been using digital tools to create images with the appearance of traditional materials. He has worked with tools that simulate oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pencil, pastel and chalk. He has been asked to create images for commercial and film projects that not only imitate various physical media but also simulate the style of various artists from historical to contemporary.
If you would like to see the creations David has honed over nearly 50 years, check out his portfolio. If you find yourself lost there, don’t worry. It is all part of the process, and is probably a good thing. You can also visit the contact page if you have any questions or comments, or are interested in learning from David. You will find him a kind and patient teacher who will guide you with humour and a deep reserve of patience.