Art / Illustration
English, Russian, Spanish, German
Professional freelancing 1972 to present. Created graphics for Accuweather, too, 1994 to present. Also have worked in set design, puppetry and marionettes, commercial advertising, portraiture, sculpture...
Philosophy on Work
Immersion. Complete focus. Attention to detail. Always be brave.
Photo manipulation, illustration and digital cartooning. I live in Photoshop most of the time.
Various awards for Photoshop competitions. Plenty of awards and medals from the Army.
Got one of my illustrations published at Scientific American. National Geographic must be next!
Pratt Institute (Fine Art and Film); Pennsylvania State University (Journalism and English Writing); Defense Language Institute (Russian); U.S. Army (Intelligence Analysis, Cryptanalysis, much more).
See Al Blasko at linkedin.com.
Area of Expertise
Photo manipulation and compositing, sometimes mixed with digital painting, toward photo-realistic illustrations of almost anything.
Hobbies / Freetime
Photoshop, photography, cinema history, news analysis, much more.