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Artist // Film & Animation
  • Oct 18, 1989
  • Netherlands
  • Deviant for 12 years
  • He / Him
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Badges
I've seen it: It's Coming -- Stay Tuned!
Fella 'round the World: Participated in the Fella Around the World Contest
Whiskers: Submitted to the April Fools' Day category
Brush Lover: Early DeviantArt muro brush adopter
Clapperboard: Exclusive Robert Rodriguez BlackBerry Badge
My Bio

Hello I'm René Westerveld, or Kitsumeo here. I studied Animation (mostly 2D) for 8 years, until life happened. Lost some important people in my life during my last year of study and after I graduated, I disconnected from my passion. While a new passion for writing was discovered, I missed expressing myself through art. 5 years passed where I felt a little lost until my love for animation rekindled. On August 2019, I picked up my pencil again and started drawing, half an hour I told myself, and I did. The next day I did the same, and the day after, and the day after, until I started to feel slightly more confident. I have been drawing almost every day ever since. In March 2020 I joined Steve Ahn's drawing workshop and forced myself to work digitally again, a step I felt anxious to take after all those years. The start was rough, especially with the weekly intensive assignments, but in the end I made some nice steps and learned a lot. I still have lots to work on but this workshop surely opened my eyes and brought me another step closer to working digitally again. While I think I surpassed my drawing skills from five years ago, I still have much to improve on and I keep working on getting better and more confident. Another step I have yet to take is getting back into animating my work. I feel, I'm almost ready but need a little more time and look forward to facing this last obstacle. Ultimately I hope to reach my dream, which is to draw and animate in a Legend of Korra style and to inspire others with my work.


Wishing you all the best, and to never give up on your passion or dreams, René


Favourite Visual Artist
Steve Ahn
Favourite Movies
Jurassic Park.
Favourite TV Shows
Westworld, The Dragon Prince, Avatar Legend of Korra
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Soundtracks, Of Monsters and Men
Favourite Books
Dragon Teeth and The Great Zoo of China
Favourite Writers
Michael Crichton, Matthew Reilly
Favourite Games
Final Fantasy x, Guild Wars, Monter Hunter, Fire Emblem, Horizon Zero Dawn, Planet Zoo
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC / Playstation
Tools of the Trade
Coin but I might accept dragon eggs too
Other Interests
Love cats and watching movies.

Practise

Characters in colour

Inktober 2020 series: Day 1

Inktober Day 1 - Fish