Hi there! My name is Lucas Clendenen, a California born, Austin Texas living guy who is a husband to my wonderful wife, father to two wonderful kids, servant to three cats, friend to one dog, and egg stealer for five chickens.
I have a day job to pay the bills, but at heart I’m a writer, an artist, and a gamer. I started gaming more than 20 years ago, delving into Dungeon and Dragons, White Wolf, among others. I also experimented with writing throughout that time, writing indepth backgrounds and histories for the characters I would portray. This slowly expanded into building towns followed by cities and then nations until finally I was building a whole new world. This new world had hundreds of pages of back history, mythology, heroes and villians, so much good material that I had to do something with it. Thus, I began to write stories.
As of November 2012, I am now a NaNoWriMo junky. The thrill of trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days is a frantic, but exciting ride.
As for art, I have always pushed to try different styles of art as I wanted other ways to express my ideas and thoughts. First there was pencil to paper. Turns out I’m not very good at that. Then there was Photoshop and found that I’m pretty descent with art, but while drawing via a tablet was still not great, photomanipulation and effects came to me more easily. Then I finally discovered 3D modeling and fell in love with it. Though it is still new for me, I find the challenge to be worth it for the beautiful art that comes from it.