Welcome to my Illustration Portfolio!




Ahoy and hello there! Thank you so very much for visiting my new portfolio and for checking out my work! I am a hug fan of many genres and I greatly enjoy creating fun line work while also becoming more proficient as a color illustrator!

My creative goals include illustrating for the children's books and the kidlit market and I look forward to sharing my own stories and ideas with the rest of the world too! I am inspired by so many artists from multiple different fields and when I combine that with my over ten year experience as a professional graphic designer, I am able to produce work with strong structure and variety. I am still getting better at this all of the time but look forward to bringing my already existing strengths to the many great stories and writers producing in the world today.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about my pieces or for inquiries about working together!
Now, on to the art! 



-- Linework --

Since I was a little kiddo barely able to hold a pencil I have been drawing and it is with lines that my love of art continued. For a long time I belived I would go into comics as a penciller and yet, as I grew older, I have expanded my goals to include other markets. The dynamics and power of heroic tales still appeal to me as you will see below and you will also see many pieces that showcase my goofy personality and enjoyment of absurd ideas! Enjoy these goofy lines below! 


     

   



-- Color Work --

As my skills with linework have grown I have reached into the world of color to help me express ideas and tell stories. I have a great enjoyment of tone and color and look forward to the ways these tools will help me pour new ideas and worlds out for others to see! Enjoy my explorations into color and tone below! 




 






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Thank you for visiting!
Derrick "Captain Dutz" Utz