Character Design and Authenticity: Dominique 'Domo' Arce's Illustration Odyssey

Character Design and Authenticity: Dominique 'Domo' Arce's Illustration Odyssey

Dominique 'Domo' Arce is an illustrator based in Juarez, Mexico, with a passion for character design. He started drawing at a young age, inspired by his older brother who was into comics. Dominique lost interest in illustration for a while but rediscovered his love for it in 2010. Since then, he has been honing his skills and even started his own streetwear brand called the Antagonist Club.

Dominique shares his journey into illustration and character design. He talks about his early influences, including video games and cartoons, and how he rediscovered his passion for illustration after a period of losing interest. Dominique discusses his artistic style, which is influenced by punk flyers, DIY aesthetics, and manga. He emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself and not seeking validation from others. Dominique also touches on the benefits of being part of a creative community and the challenges of managing time and staying organized as a creative.

In this episode, we uncover:

  • Dominique's unique artistic style, a fusion of punk flyers, DIY aesthetics, and manga inspiration, and how it shapes their creative journey.
  • The significance of staying authentic and not seeking external validation in the creative process, as Dominique shares valuable insights.
  • The transformative power of creative communities, as we discuss how being part of one can offer support, inspiration, and collaborative opportunities.
  • The complexities of time management and organization in the creative realm, with Dominique sharing practical strategies for maintaining focus and productivity.

🎨 Join me as I chat with illustrator Dominique Arce about his journey in the world of art and character design. Get ready to be inspired!

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Dominique Arce βœͺ Illustrator | Merch Artist
Dominique Arce βœͺ Illustrator | Merch Artist
Hello, i'm an illustrator, graphic designer based in Ciudad JuΓ‘rez. β€’ OPEN for work/commissions/business