The trailer can be used for pitching the project, which I’d like to turn into a short series or graphic novel.
My name is Kevin Hemelaar, I specialize in 2D character animation, action animation and character design! I love creating captivating animation with a hand-drawn feel, from big explosive action to dynamic character acting. While also creating the intriguing characters that inhabit these scenes. I mostly work digitally, but prefer to add an analog feel to the work I create.
In my work I capture daily life infused with a bit of magic. I find inspiration in the beauty of the mundane, walking around the city and capturing the small, touching moments that make us human. I combine this emotional aspect with a fascination for spectacle and wonder in animation, set to the backdrop of rich bustling cities.
After graduating I’d love to help realize projects of fellow creators. During my internships I found great fulfillment in making a project the best it can be together with a lovely team. I’d love work in 2D character animation, action animation or character design. Another goal of mine is to realize my passion projects into graphic novels. And hopefully adapt one of them into an animated film or series.
Learned during the studies
During my studies at HKU I learned and created a lot. I mostly dove deeper into my fascinations, the things that truly made me unique. After these investigations my art came naturally. I also spent a lot of time on developing my drawing skills, from anatomy to perspective. I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a draftsman.