thomas

Hi! I'm Thomas, the guy from Sweden who once founded the Elfwood site way back in May 1996. In the dark ages I once studied Computer Science & Art history and have a masters degree in C.S. Today I work as a Product manager, user interface designer, programmer and  business developer...I don't seem to get enough time nor inspiration to paint nowadays (Except doodles), so my total production (almost) of pictures that I'm satisfied with is shown below. Think of it as a nice archive.I tend draw my pictures using both traditional techniques like charcoal and ink, but I sometimes utilize programs like Photoshop. Recently, I have done a few color pictures using watercolour, an interesting experience which gave some quite neat, colourful results.It was I who came up with the idea and concept of Elfwood, and I founded the site back in May '96 (Under the name of Lothlorien) I have done all the web layout and most of the programming that"s behind this site (pike- and javascripts/extranet/etc). I no longer own or maintain the site, however. My favourite fantasy authors are G.R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Tolkien, Gaiman, Brin and Pratchett. When it comes to art, I like fantasy art by John Bauer, Elmore and Giger! I like I love to go mountain trekking, fishing, listening to music and watching movies, diving, etc. Favourite movies Lord of the Rings, Bladerunner, Alien(s), Jacob's Ladder, Stardust, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Princess Mononoke... Favourite books Gene Wolfe's new sun trilogy, JRR Tolkiens books, George RR Martin, Terry Pratchett, David Brin. Just about anything by Neil Gaiman... Currently reading 'Enders Game' Favourite music I have a very wide and varied taste, ranging from the heavy grinding metal sound of In Flames, Through all kind of Gothic and Darkwave acts to R'n'B, Rap and even softer pop and rock... Sisters of Mercy, In Flames, Promoe, Tool, Nefilim, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Looptroop, Eskobar, Heather Nova, The Knife, 69 Eyes, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Theatre of Tragedy, Within Temptation, Frida Hyvönen, Lars Winnerbäck, Kent, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Inkubus Sukkubus, Loorena McKennit, Dead Can Dance, Johnny Cash, Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, VNV Nation, Wolfsheim, Clan of Xymox, Lacuna Coil ...
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