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Greetings from a Dutch cartoonist [message #38448] Sat, 12 November 2011 13:56 UTC Go to next message
avatar Henrieke  is currently offline Henrieke
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Registered: November 2011
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Hey there!

I'm Henrieke, a 21 year old female cartoon artist from the Netherlands.
I've been interested in 3D printing since I was a kid, and though I have been following Shapeways for quite a while now I only just found out I'm located only 3 miles (!!) from their location in Eindhoven. How about that!

I'm an illustrator and cartoon artist, I mostly work the old fashioned way, with ink, brush, pencil and paper. My drawing style is also traditional, I'm mostly inspired by artwork from the 30s-50s.
I have never tried 3D modeling on the computer yet, mostly because my hardware is horribly outdated. I hope to buy a graphics card soon that makes modeling possible, because my hands are itching!
I do occasionally make things in 3D for my own enjoyment, from small sculptures to puppets to full-body costumes. Making puppets and costumes is very interesting and challenging, not only because you get to create a character in three dimensions, but because it has to be wearable, durable and be brought to life as well!
Some costume heads I've made:
If you're interested in my other artwork, you can see some here: http://henriekeg.blogspot.com/ (includes drawings, sculptures and some other stuff)

Anyway, more on topic...
Recently a friend of mine (found on here as Brian123) turned my lemur character, Kiki, into a 3D model with the intention of printing it here. He stayed exceptionally close to my artwork, and we both ordered a test print from shapeways, which should arrive in a week or so. After that we can see what could be changed on the model to make it look best as a 3D print, and work out a final post so we can put up an actual figurine for sale. I'm very excited to see the end result!
See the attachment for Brian's 3D model. http://shpws.me/3kG0

This is the original artwork it was based on:
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5803/z1286921361henriekek iki.png
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5648/z1292542148henriekek iki.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5760/z1278617344henriekeb uck.jpg

Sorry for the long introduction, I just want to say I really love this site and I hope to become an actual contributor soon!

Re: Greetings from a Dutch cartoonist [message #38532 is a reply to message #38448 ] Mon, 14 November 2011 13:49 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Welcome! If you want to turn more of your puppets, sculptures, all over 3D items into models, check out 123D Catch http://www.123dapp.com/catch formally photofly. You can take pictures of your existing work and create a 3D model from it.

I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me. -Maya Angelou
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