I mix a little bit of this, a bit of that, and a lot of Photoshop to accomplish my pieces. Art is about dedication and the journey you have with it. Continue to explore the creative path with me and let's see what we create!
Created by Shaun Ryken using Carrd
My name is Shaun Ryken and I'm clearly a Canadian. I'm a 27 year old that has focused on design for around 14 years now. I’m built to inspire, empower and encourage world change through design. I suffer from severe anxiety and use designing to help recycle some of my weird thoughts. The goal is to keep healthy, live life experiences and express it on canvas.
I hope you enjoy my work. It's created with passion and a story. Try to make something of it. Relate it to something in your life if you can. These are stories I've been through, jokes I've heard, friends I've made, things I regret. The art journey is a huge experience! One that you have to create yourself though. I have used creativity my entire life and I can totally help teach you how to use yours! Check out some of my work and come say hi in the Discord server!
Partnerships & Brands
Composite Work - Photoshop
The genre of artwork I create is called digital composite work. I have been interested in composites for around 13 years now. In this time span I have specifically learned the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. My creativity doesn't just stem from the software I use, it's from routine and passion towards the task. The first media field I studied was photography, pretty basic right? I really enjoyed the lighting aspect of it. Lighting is a big part of blending in your composites. Shadow direction and highlights really determine the size and distance of your objects. Lighting is my biggest focus in design. I have focused around 8 years of my study around lighting and how it all works within a flat piece. Below is a photo of my computer set up. This is where all the magic happens!
The Magic Maker - My Set-up
My first computer was an HP mini. The screen was so small but still I was able to Photoshop smaller graphics. Overtime I went through a few PC's that were passed down to me by my cousins. I saved up and worked my way towards the set up I have now but I still have plenty of upgrades to make. My set-up is colorful and really inspires some of my brighter ideas.
Laptop - MSI GP75 Leopard
Screen - MSI Optix 27" 165Hz
Mouse & Keyboard - Corsair
Hotkeys - Palette & Streamdeck
Mic - Yeti Platinum (Midnight blue)
Chair - Clutch x Pewdiepie
The Art Club - Discord
The Art Club journey began on July 2nd, 2019. The communities goal is
to not only support your artwork but your future in the art industry. With hundreds of supportive and friendly individuals, the community is there for you. They support artists of all types in this server. Whether you're painting a canvas, digitally bringing your ideas to life, or strutting your stuff across the dance floor, we want to see your work. Visit the website below!