Ðramenon | aka Daniel Presedo is an American educator, author, and in the 1990's helped pioneer many digital workflows still in use today.
Early life revealed a rebellious nature and his brief time spent at LSU with Shaquille O'Neal did not go to waste. Hours, days, years of examining various early computers and tools helped him identify the transformative abilities of computers and art. By the early 1990s he produced various works with independent publishers until deciding to publish his own creative limited series.
From digital publishing to Silicon Valley at Adobe, since 1999, accumulating nearly 30 years of experience in creating, writing, drawing, managing, marketing, visual fx or being part of developing professional software products used by millions of customers. These accumulated skills allow him to be one of the unique personalities that help shape Adobe Products. You may have spotted one of his many Easter egg screens in the products, like Adobe Photoshop, over the last decade.
Adobe Interview: Learn how illustrator Daniel Presedo has perfected the use of digital painting tools to create comic illustrations
Even as a child, Daniel was always drawing. His transition to digital art has been a search for marrying his love for sketchbooks with the necessity of digital execution. “I realized I was trying to marry basic, analog artwork with electronic work, and at the same time, trying to make it less obvious that I was using electronics over analog work,” Daniel says. “But I’ve always, always used Photoshop and the tools there in some form. I found balance in discovering how to still have an authentic signature in my digital work. There’s nothing wrong with digital. It’s a beautiful canvas too.”
Daniel’s love for digital art has led him to create some beautiful comic illustrations. One reason why Daniel says cartoons and comics are the perfect place to start delving into digital art is that it’s hard to go wrong. The way you visually depict your ideas in cartoons or comic style images can be as unique to your own style as you want. Your technique doesn’t have to be perfect at first. So-called “imperfections” can contribute to authenticity and emotion... for more see the original Adobe Blog Post.
I enjoy teaching Photoshop
and sharing knowledge. Helping others on their creative journey is both
fulfilling and inspirational.
There have been many Adobe shows were I have appeared incognito (sometimes with my wife) for photo shoots or live Photoshop demos.