xan·thic (zăn'thĭk) adj. — of, relating to, or tending toward a yellow color.
Hello. The Xanthic Eye is the creative playground of Raymond Sepulveda. It has been online in one form or another since early 1998.
Typically I like to paint in a highly rendered and realistic digital painting style. Thematically, I prefer the darker side of things and my paintings often reflect this. My visual vocabulary is best described as equal parts cute and disturbing.
I am a trained print graphic designer with a BFA in graphic art. While in school I experimented on my own with interface design and skinning. I now work as a user interface designer at Apple and I spend my day manipulating the pixels on your iThings.
Frequently asked questions…
How can I contact you?
You can reach me by by either leaving a comment on a Journal entry, or by emailing me (I don't check email very often, so a reply might be slow): yellow @ xanthic . net
What happened to the old artwork/icons/skins/wallpapers?
It was time to trim the fat. A lot of the older artwork was removed in order to make room for more current pieces. Some of the older pieces are still available on Deviant Art, though.
Can I use an image of yours on my website?
As long as you do not modify my artwork, I am typically okay with a painting being reposted on a different website, so long as a credit link back to my website is included with the painting.
Are you available for freelance work or consultation?
Sorry, I am unable to do any freelance work or consultations.
What applications/tools do you use to make your artwork?
I mainly use Adobe Photoshop for most of the process. Sometimes I'll build rough sketches in Adobe Illustrator, but it all ends up in Photoshop in the end. Almost everything is painted with a normal mouse, though sometimes I use a Wacom Cintiq for more detailed things like drawing hair.
How can I get a print of one of the paintings?
I'm still trying to work that out and find a good print agency to distribute my artwork with.
What is this site running on?
The site is now running on Squarespace. The site theme is a modified version of the wonderfully flexible Messier 83 theme.