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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Resident Alien

This is an award-winning image: Best of Show and First prize Non-Student Category at the MacWorld EXPO Digital Art Gallery, way back in 1999. It was a huge honor and we were taken to N.Y. for the award winning ceremony. Cool! The inspiration? At the time, friends and family used to call me their "Resident Alien", since I was new to the U.S. I decided to render the expression literally, depicting the alien comfortably sitting inside his spaceship, watching the soaps. I'm particularly fond of his chair, isn't it a blast? One of the images shows a slide from my course "2D Tools for 3D Artists", given at Gnomon School, stressing the importance of handpainted textures to give 3D models more personality.

"Resident Alien" - Personal portfolio - 3D Digital Image - 1999

Copyright 1999 Eni Oken

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