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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
June 2010

I'm a jack of all trades who's trying to become a Renaissance man.

I have been painting and drawing since childhood, although there have been many periods of artistic standstill (we've all had those, right?). My parents recognized my talent on early age and hired an artist to teach me some techniques. Years later I attended weekend classes at the School of Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I focused on fine art. My interests are extremely diverse and this all too often prevents me from spending much time creating art.

I studied media design and graduated on the subject of 'Game Design for Specific Audiences'. I love game design. It is like playing God, but without the ethical dilemmas that are usually associated with that kind of thing ;p. I have professional experience in many facets of game development - 3d modeling, programming, gamedesign, 2d art and whatnot - as well as experience in web design - especially as a flash designer/-developer.

I have an unstoppable hunger for knowledge and culture. I love to read the classics and watch tons of movies when I get the chance. Knowledge and culture are two of the most precious things in my life. If in times of personal disaster understanding won't give me comfort, art surely will.

Recently, I decided it was about time to pick up the brush again. I feel like I'm way below my potential and joined deviantArt to learn and improve my basic technique. I'm especially interested in improving my game related 2d art skills. I hope to share some of that process here and get some useful comments.

Enjoy my gallery!


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Current Residence: Eindhoven
Favourite genre of music: Trip-Hop and Classical
Favourite style of art: I don't care. Whatever piques my interest
Operating System: I operate on earl grey tea.
Shell of choice: seashell
Favourite cartoon character: No face from Spirited Away, Mugen from Samurai Champloo



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scheinbar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at you thanks so much cat face
JohannesSchwitzky Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch, Tom!
smoke-dymok Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching! :)
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch!!!! It means a lot to me:heart:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
Celem Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:on my road goes ever on pic :)
FJFT-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thanks a lot for the fave!
jgilronan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave
DeLumine Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thank you.
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