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Keep up on NEW projects as well as the art biz through featured and shared articles all related to art and anything creativeFEATURES
Random words. Short stories. Phrases and inspirational thoughts. A place to share what’s rattling around creativelyRANDOM
Calendar of Events + news and upcoming regional creative happenings. Keep up with what’s coming up!EVENTS
DPdesignWorks is a digital photography and illustration venture that creates all forms of art, from drawings to paintings, digital illustration and portraits, storyboards and doodles. Oodles and oodles of doodles. And anything related to art in general.GET STARTED
All the cool stuff we do
This is the heart and core of what DPdesignWorks does.It all began with sketches and drawings way back when, and evolved into more intricate, photo-realistic pencil renderings in both black & white and color. Experients in painting and printmaking came later, with photography always finding a way back into everything.
PHOTOGRAPHY & RETOUCHING
What began with a 35mm Minolta X700 camera has evolved into photography mostly with a Canon Rebel digital camera. At times, in a pinch, the ole iPhone has come in handy to catch those spontaneous shots. We do retouching too. YES, even the touch-ups on old family pictures.
While always intrigued with the notion to teach, this became reality when brought on board to teach Photoshop CC at The Art institute of Michigan. From there, it has evolved into developing custom art courses that will become another facet of DPdesignWorks services.
ILLUSTRATION & FINE ART
Drawing: It’s where it all began and something of a staple of DPdesignWorks. Much of what is presented in this site are spontaneous pieces available for sale. We welcome custom art and illustration requests. Just contact us and let us know help create what you have in mind!
An interesting thing happened while building comps and even creating websites for customers: finessing the fine craft of writing body copy for businesses. This seemed natural, since much of the earlier years were spent writing short stories, poetry and song lyrics.
There will be updates and additinal information regarding BeeLoved found through NEWS & EVENTS.
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ARTS & CRAFTS
Courses focused on basic art skills include drawing and provide tactile skills with fundamental craft projects that encourage creativity and expression.
EVENTS & SHOWS
Client’s work can be submitted into local events, art festivals and specific shows – all to share and sell their works to the community and garner artistic credibility.
Specific daily and weekly workshops encourage and promote participation individuallhy or in groups.
Specially crafted program that supports and sponsors these budding artists on a professional level.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
I’m very pleased with the tremendous amount of work done on my projects. They’re ongoing, so I am happy to be able to work with them on a semi-consistent basis. The photography work and posters are amazing. But there’s so much more that’s being done so I can’t wait until it all is unveiled. Both DPdesignworks and Monkeyboxer Creative have been a blessing to work with.
I was shocked to learn that this was really photography with effects and not an actual drawing. When he explained the process, I was blown away. I love unique pieces of art, and I just had to have this one and was able to get it in a white frame.
RetailSouth Lyon, MI
My dad is a huge Marx Brothers, Three Stooges and Laurel & Hardy fan and he had Darrin create some cool pictures from scenes of their movies for his office. My dad treasures these pictures so much. They look like photographs but up close you can see how detailed they are. Darrin has even drawn some horse pictures for me and I love them so much.
At the core of every thriving business is an incredible, talented staff. Sometimes it’s almost like being several people at the same time! All fun asside, this is a continuously evolving success story that is being re-written as more leaps and bounds are accomplished.
Darrin L. Proctor
Founder & CEOBacked by a BFA in Graphic Design from CCS in Detroit and MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University, Darrin boasts a 20 year crusade in advertising and marketing with many accomplishments as a credited Graphic Designer, Creative Director, Entrepreneur, and Creative Writer.
Art Director“D” comes to us boasting a broad background where he worked at various companies and wore many different hats. He has a great eye for composition as an artist and designer. He also has a strange resemblance to the CEO. Uncanny.
IllustratorTitus may be one of the oddest yet most underappreciated illustrator ever. His professional experience includes photo-rendering, commercial illustrations, pen & ink illustrations, marker and multi-medium abstract renderings. He works well with others.
PhotographerGunner brings a sense of humor and energy as an accomplished photographer to DPdesignWorks. His passion is evident in his compositions and abstract visions. Contributions are abundant in his quest and dedication.
DPdesignWorks welcomes artists & photographers
If you’re new to art, an ambitious student or seasoned professional, there’s a place for you with us here. Together, we can share our work and make a difference.
This is an exciting endeavor that will benefit everyone.