Kieł Basastrony, Los Angeles Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement I am Kieł Basastrony (a pen name), and I write Space Operas and Interplanetary Romance stories online, and I recently took interest in illustrating. My stories showcase many universal timeless themes set in otherwise alien landscapes. Just as all life forms share certain traits, all intelligent creatures go through the same life events, be they human, alien, or artificial. My digital illustrations similarly try to show the common mixed with the alien. The programs I usually use for art are DAZ Studio, Blender, and GIMP.