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MichaelO Desktop by MichaelO MichaelO Desktop by MichaelO
I have been using computers since the Apple IIGS so I have seen my share of various setups and components. I settled with PC because of their ease of customization, affordable prices and user-friendliness. This system evolved over a number of years and has seen many upgrades. The monitor on the left is a separate computer that use for email and music. It is a simple system that I bought at a thrift store for $60. Since its only function is to run Outlook, Winamp and Rhapsody, it does not need to be high tech.

The 2 monitors in the middle are a dual monitor setup for my main computer – a quadcore with 6GB RAM. The monitors are 24” Dell UltraSharp. The graphics card is top-of-the-line which I needed in order to rotate both monitors 90 degrees. I prefer the vertical orientation of the monitors on this computer because most of the artwork I create is vertical. Call me stubborn but I still use Windows XP and Photoshop CS2. I prefer very plain and simple components that do the work I need them to do without the extra bells and whistles that I will never use. The operating system is even running in ‘classic mode’ with a plain gray wallpaper.

The monitor on the right is obviously a TV. Sometimes I get sick of listening to music while working so turn the TV on instead, although, I try not to do that too often because it is distracting.
The desk was custom built. I designed it to fit perfectly in my office using 3D Studio Max. It was built by a local craftsman.

Lastly, you will see that I do not use a tablet. I do have one but I have not found a use for it outside of making long strokes (like painting hair). I really do not know how people can stand using them all the time.
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kl3opatra Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
too many mouses hehehe ..but u r briliant
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DarkZoneGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i want...
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damilepidus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your style/ technique must be amazing if you do this without a tablet.  I can't figure how you do it.  That is some serious and constant hotkey work for opacity and brushes......
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GraphiteOnPaper Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to see you at cgtalk!
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CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice setup. I too am stubborn and have no designs to ever give up Photoshop CS3
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Maryneim Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
:wow: Incredible 4 monitors are so expensive! that luxury!
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MISSVICTORIAJK23 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm really impressed that you do all of this without a tablet. That takes a lot more time, effort, and skill. Kuddos to you my friend, you have some amazing pieces out there. I look forward to seeing the next piece.

Although, curious question, how long did it take you to learn how to use the mouse to paint? Lol
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MichaelO Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
since i developed this style on my own, i suppose it did take a while.  i would say it takes about 5 pieces to start to perfect it
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crazyworld1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Umm interesting and just amazing! I love ur desk and place :)
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snowyremy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
goes to show talent doesn't need the latest apple products. A humble and sensible setup.
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