Damien Dederichs
Damien Dederichs
Belgium
Damien Dederichs
Hello Avery, I have tried in the same way to learn frame by frame 2D animation for the longest time. It was a dream for me when I was younger to able to create my own animation shorts. I don't have any experience with frame by frame animation on paper, only digitally, with Krita (because it is an open source software). What I am lacking are mainly the fundamentals and good storyboarding skills (it is why I am trying to learn how to make comic books because I consider them as elaborated storyboards). I just wanted to answer to your post because it piqued my interest. Have a nice day.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello Emily, First of all, let me tell you that I am not a professionnal artist by any means. So please take any advice from me with a grain of salt, but I think I understand what you are going through. To break that never-ending cycle of not "feeling good enough", it is sometimes efficient to "start from scratch". What I am trying to say is that just put aside any expectations about your art and approach it like you are rediscovering the joy of making art for the first time. Then, along the way, you can focus on learning the fundamentals at your own pace. The important part is to take some distance from your previous experiences as an artist. Your brain will still remember the previous information gathered from the past years, but it is kind of a trick to put you in a different mindset. And if you feel you are dishonest to yourself by making a totally different kind of art, let me tell you that it is perfectly normal to change the direction of your career if you want to. So, my advice would be maybe just rediscover the process of making art and see where it can bring you. It is like an adventure. Making art as a job is really different from making art as a hobby. Both are great in their own way. I think you just need to take the time to rediscover what truly matters to you in art in general, at the same time. One last thing : I think you should put your creations where some people with the same interests as you can share some advice about you art. If such a place doesn't exist for the kind of art you make, just create it. We are sometimes too harsh with our own selves to really assess the quality of our own creations. It can help with the "throwing the drawings directly into the bin" part. I hope this can help you in any way shape or form. I wish you a nice day.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone, here is my demon prince in a cartoony style. I wanted him to be mischievous and pretentious at the same time. Drawing done on paper with a 2B Lumograph pencil.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone, This is for Oct 7, "Potions". I have called the piece "Expotion". Have a nice day.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello Scott, Thank you for taking the time to look at the different assignments for this critique. It seems like I didn't make mine in time, though. I just wanted to ask if it was still possible to still receive an even brief critique so I know what I need to change or what I need to focus on before jumping into the next assignment. Thank you again for your time and for putting this course together. Have a nice day.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone, I am 26 years old and doing something completely unrelated to art as my main job right now (I don't have an art degree either). I am a little bit lost on my artistic path. For now, I am trying to approach illustration so I can have a little bit more experience and try more comic book work in general. The ultimate goal for me is animation but I am not sure I am quite ready yet. So I decided to go step by step and do one thing at a time, learning composition first, then sequential art for storyboarding and then animation. But that process is quite long and I don't have much time. So, judging by the industry standards, can you please tell me what job would really qualify for this kind of portfolio ? I fear there is a little too much of diversity in it in its current state. Thank you for your consideration and have a nice day.
monsterlab9
fairy general
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ruben_gavira
Hi everyone! my name is Rubén, I am 31 years old and I from spain. My goal is working as a character designer, card game ilustrator or fantasy ilustrator, i like drawing caricatures or stylized portraits too, I find it very funny. my style is a mixture between cartoon but with a pictorial and more stylized style. Thanks you for your time.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello, Some parts of your work are really close to caricature. I like it, it is not an approach I see often but it definitely works for illustration. Your portfolio is unique in that sense.
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Roman Gubskii
Hi, everyone! Here is my entry for this challenge. Done with liners and watercolors. Cheers!
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Damien Dederichs
It makes me think on a new take on the "Phantom of the Opera". Really well done.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone, here is my entry for the challenge. The character is "the fairy old general". His purpose in life is to protect a small village of fairies in the forest (no, they are not the Smurfs). Here are the different references used in the file for this contest : reference 01 : the design of the different swords were mixed into one simplified design and used for the character weapon reference 04 : the mirror shape gave the idea for the monocle and the saddle was added on the bug's back reference 06 : the armor served as a basis for the character's armor. One part of the handle on the spear was used for the smoking pipe reference 07 : the bottom parts of the jellyfish served for the beard reference 09 : the flower was inverted and used on the helmet reference 10 : the grasshopper legs and wings were used reference 11 : the beetle was directly added in the drawing as it is reference 13 : the yellow skin and parts of the beard and eyebrows for the character were borrowed here reference 16 : the animal eyes were used reference 19 : the trumpet shape was added to the helmet design Have a nice day
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lewis xavier
Dragula - oil on panel I'd like to introduce you to Dragula, the drag queen vampire. I had this idea while listening to the Rob Zombie song called Dragula. So I looked for the classic pin-up style mixed with old horror movies. I apologize for the image quality. I'm not good with cameras.
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Damien Dederichs
It's funny sometimes how a song can help you create a complete piece by creating a clear vision of what you'll eventually draw. For my piece in this contest I listened to "Bonnie Tyler-Holding out for a hero" which gave me the inspiration. Anyway, it is a great painting. Really retro.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone. Here are the next parts for the "farmers controlled by plants character designs". Pages 4,5 and 6 are part of the ideation process for the 3 selected characters for this assignment. The actual assignment is on page number 7. Thank you again Scott for the first assignment video, I tried to take it into account as much as I could considering the time I had. Have all a nice day and thank you again.
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monsterlab9
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Matthew Buxbaum
PENCIL NECK and ERASER HEAD! ✏️
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Damien Dederichs
The shading is really nice. I like how the two characters are literally complementary to each other.
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Ned (AlbinoCroc)
Patience, Man. (The comma is obligatory) My first traditional (clean) drawing in a long while. But the challenge seemed appropriate to try out my hand at not using ctrl-z. Can’t seem to control slick liners so sticking to my trusty ballpoint. Looking forwards to the critiques :)
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Damien Dederichs
I love how subtle but efficient the storytelling aspect is. Really well done.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello everyone, here is my submission for the contest. It's about a superhero called "Super 0". Done traditionally with a black ballpoint pen on a A5 format. Have a nice day.
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Damien Dederichs
Hello, I tried to do some more designs based on undead farmers controlled by plants. Thank you and have a nice day.
monster lab 1
monter lab 2
monster lab 3
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Damien Dederichs
Hello, So the idea that came to my mind was this story about crops and vegetables controlling undead farmers. I think I didn't do enough iterations, I'll definitely have to create more of them. And maybe focusing less on details and more on design on the following pages. Have a nice day.
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