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At Right Side Studios Illustration Derek uses: paper, paint, pixels and even cardboard; to craft rich, illustrated worlds, bringing characters and ideas to life in 2-D and even 3-D formats. In his physical and digital work, Derek utilizes vivid colours, textures, patterns, light, shadows and focal distance blurs t… Read More
At Right Side Studios Illustration Derek uses: paper, paint, pixels and even cardboard; to craft rich, illustrated worlds, bringing characters and ideas to life in 2-D and even 3-D formats. In his physical and digital work, Derek utilizes vivid colours, textures, patterns, light, shadows and focal distance blurs to create mood and atmosphere in his paintings & diorama illustrations.
Having trained in Classical Animation at Sheridan Institute in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, movement and keen attention to character expressions and emotion are prevalent characteristics of Derek's illustration work. Read Less
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Derek graduated from classical animation as well as fine arts programs at world renowned Sheridan Institute. In preparation for his current career, Derek studied illustration for children’s books at The University of Toronto. As a youth, he also attended the Dundas Valley School of Art where he studied drawing and… Read More
Derek graduated from classical animation as well as fine arts programs at world renowned Sheridan Institute. In preparation for his current career, Derek studied illustration for children’s books at The University of Toronto. As a youth, he also attended the Dundas Valley School of Art where he studied drawing and printmaking. Derek has taught art through various organizations, including serving as art director for 2 years at an organization called Applewood Centre for Adult Learning, where he developed and taught an art curriculum for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Read Less
Derek has recently illustrated an educational book about Canada which has been endorsed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Canadian Governor General; The Honourable David Johnston and Chief Correspondent for CBC News, Peter Mansbridge, amongst others. The book is entitled, “Canada, Our Road to Democrac… Read More
Derek has recently illustrated an educational book about Canada which has been endorsed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Canadian Governor General; The Honourable David Johnston and Chief Correspondent for CBC News, Peter Mansbridge, amongst others. The book is entitled, “Canada, Our Road to Democracy,” which is published by Humber Press. Derek has also worked on an award winning short animated film at the National Film Board of Canada, entitled “I want a dog,” directed by Sheldon Cohen. Derek has currently illustrated 2 books for Humber Press, with more on the way. Read Less
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