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“Over the years my work has definitely taken a natural evolution to an abstract style. Very rarely are my pieces narrative, and I seek out the journey of the piece more than the final outcome. I tend to let it find itself, and see it more as a form of meditation. On occasion my graphic design tendencies sneak their way in there, which I welcome it when that happens...it’s more of a ‘go with the flow’ sort of mentality as I let it somewhat lead me to it’s creation...and always welcome the unexpected and accidents through that journey.”

Todd T. Bryant, originally from Houston, has been residing in beautiful Austin, Texas since 1995 to pursue art, music, and just to get away from the high-speed surroundings of Houston. Todd has been into art since a child, drawing, painting, cartooning...attempting to sell drawings to family members for change as a kid. His love for comic books originally led him in that…

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  • Male
  • Born on August 22
  • Joined June 17, 2009

Favorite materials

acrylics oils photography pen and ink digital multimedia

About

“Over the years my work has definitely taken a natural evolution to an abstract style. Very rarely are my pieces narrative, and I seek out the journey of the piece more than the final outcome. I tend to let it find itself, and see it more as a form of meditation. On occasion my graphic design tendencies sneak their way in there, which I welcome it when that happens...it’s more of a ‘go with the flow’ sort of mentality as I let it somewhat lead me to it’s creation...and always welcome the unexpected and accidents through that journey.”

Todd T. Bryant, originally from Houston, has been residing in beautiful Austin, Texas since 1995 to pursue art, music, and just to get away from the high-speed surroundings of Houston. Todd has been into art since a child, drawing, painting, cartooning...attempting to sell drawings to family members for change as a kid. His love for comic books originally led him in that path, while he studied at the Glassell School of Art, he focused on cartooning and life drawing where he furthered his techniques and exposed himself at a young age to Houston's Art District.

After moving to Austin, Todd spent several years taking Art Classes and pursuing a BA in Studio Art, which ended when an unfortunate accident (in 2000) led him to severing tendons in his left hand (and yes, he's left handed)...that caused him to drop out of school, followed by several surgeries...and time away from both school and work. During this time he was pulled in by a friend to design graphics for a website. For the span of time in healing he fell in love with programming, graphi design, and furthered into animation and digital art.

Over the next few years he continued his new love for digital art, mixing it with his old love of music and producing to working on various projects. During this time he continued his art as well, primarily focusing on Oils...and became a founding partner, and contributor in the "Austin ArtOber Fest" (a.k.a Octob"ART"-fest) which lasted from 1999-2004 (and may one day return).

For years, Todd spent his days working as a graphic/web designer for an eCommerce company, as well as a freelance web consultant/designer (www.CrossEyedMedia.com - folded in 2006) specializing in Flash animation and multi-media. Plus in 2004 he was pulled in by the SXSW (South-by-Southwest) Film Fest Awards as Film Production Manager/Animator where he did all of the 2D and 3D animations that displayed on the big-screen backdrops of the Film Awards , Web Awards and parties. He maintained that roll for 2004, 2005 and 2006 festivals.

Nowadays, painting is one of Todd's biggest focus. What use to be "Cross-Eyed Media" has evolved into "ximStudio" Todd's creative output for his painting which over the years has taken a definite turn for abstraction. He still dabbles constantly in the world of the digital media...currently working on various projects including animation, music videos, 3D modeling and more. These experimental projects are typically launched online under the production name of ximStudio or tbAustin, and www.ximStudio.com.

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