Sometimes my creative adventures are not my own

Sometimes I just get to sit back and watch.

It is such a great feeling to just enjoy someone else have a wonderful creative adventure. In this case, once again it is my son Dillon Herick’s adventure. He is in college studying to be a game designer/artist.

He picked the ultimate school Digipen for studying these things. Check out the Princeton Review. Digipen is not ranked higher on the list because they are a very small school and don’t provide student housing or sports teams and such. Don’t be fooled—this school it at the top of the list. Check out how many awards the students have received from the industry here. Way more awards than those big schools listed at the top of the list. In fact, some of the students are hired straight out of school to recreate their student projects for game design companies. Ever heard of the game Portal? Well it started out as Narbacular Drop; check out the story here.

Anyway, Dillon is in his second semester at Digipen and loving it. Check out some of his self portraits, hands and feet sketches below. And these are only what I have seen; there are more. Eventually he will be creating his own webpage where he will display his talents. I can’t wait to see what he can do by the time he graduates!

These are drawn by visual observation, not photos! Cool stuff. Keep up the good work Dillon.

5 thoughts on “Sometimes my creative adventures are not my own

  1. That is really wonderful. My son is a great artist too, but he already has a family of 5 children to support, so his time to excell in art hasn’t come yet. He did win an international contest to create a graphic novel. Wonderful stuff. They are so talented nowdays.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dillon’s work is Amazing! I Love the shadow detail he can create with cross-hatching and the hands… Perfection! I can’t draw a proper hand to save my soul. My son Zak Blystone is a Freshman RTIS student at DigiPen… Who knows, maybe one day he and Dillon will be creating games together. 🙂

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