Captain's Blog #7 - The Captain at Career Day!

Ahoy friends, visitors and now students!

I just wanted to make a quick post about a recent first experience and awesome time I had at my son's school for Career Day! The school sent out requests to parents to see if they would come do presentations or if they knew of anyone who could. I, being a graphic designer full time and an illustrator in freelance, thought it would be an awesome opportunity to share with others my love of this industry.

I was able to sign up for 3 classes worth of students which worked out to total about 75-90 total kiddos and they were a blast! They had lots of great questions and excellent responses! I was very impressed with them and was honored to go speak. I just wanted to show them that being a professional artist is a reality and that it is an industry you can fall in love with and really enjoy daily.

I put together a presentation and I have a large portion of it here (separated into different images) for you to view if you would like. Please know, I pulled a large about of images from general google searches and I do not own most of these as they were being used for educational purposes. I only created the first few pages, section introductions and the overall layout of how everything was presented If you click on the first image the interface should pop up and allow you to click through the presentation one image at a time, enjoy!!

Please let me know if you have any questions and best wishes to ya!! Now that I am getting back on track, I will be back on soon with my latest tutorial; "Waist'ed". An instruction on how to draw some of the dynamics of a waist up character image!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments on this post and best be to ya!!!

May the winds be at your backs and friends be at your sides. Blessed be your journeys.

Captain Dutz


  1. Hi,
    I loved all of these posts. A lot of these things we have, but I got some really great ideas..........

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    1. Well hello Khutazadesigns!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment all the way from South Africa! It is a great honor to hear from other creative professionals from such a distance.

      I am very glad that you like the ideas, art and posts presented here and please let me know if you have questions about any of them in the future. I am trying to develop content to both inform visitors of my abilities and what I enjoy in other artists' work but also to entertain visitors too!

      Be well and happy,
      Derrick Utz