My name is Al Mackey, and I consider myself a self-taught artist and complete geek. As well as the visual
arts, I dabble in music and various programming languages (both of which I also consider arts).
My favorite things to draw are cartoon animals known as Furries. I also have many years of experience
working with 3D modeling and animation with a variety of subjects. My favorite drawing tools are all
digital ones, including Photoshop and Lightwave.
What I'm Up To These Days
Feburary 10, 2003:
Well, some people may have noticed that these pages have been going unmodified for a while. Or more
like a really really long time. What happened is, after the dot-com crash, I had put a lot of my artistic aspirations
aside and concentrated in trying to keep my tech job. I eventually lost it, and spent a few months
in a post-traumatic limbo (but I can't say I didn't enjoy it or else they'll take away my severance
benefits). These days I'm starting to be creative again. I've got a new version of the PhotoShop
tutorial up, and I'm working on some new 3D stuff. Stay tuned!
About this page
This page was written in a plain text editor (Emacs), and is maintained by Perl scripts that I wrote.
I've tried to be careful so that it will work well in Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, and
more obscure browsers. I've also managed to keep this site free of annoyances such as
advertizments and excessive animated images.
The latest sitewide update reflects a dramatic shift in my art style, as well as a more refined
design style and coding method. The maintainance script was also rebuilt from scratch to be much
more flexible, incorporating my own HTML template system.
I often go to various furry-themed conferences around the USA. Here's a list of upcoming events
I plan to attend:
||Where I'll Be
||Santa Clara, CA