JimValeriDesign

When life hands you junk, make something wonderful.

Simi Valley, California On Etsy since 2018

JimValeriDesign

When life hands you junk, make something wonderful.

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    Finding Joy In Junk

    I pretty much "draw and paint" animated characters in pixels for a living. My portfolio exists solely on computer screens for the most part so I recently started "hacking" thrift store paintings and prints, trying to imbue them with new meaning and a nod to fandom in many cases.
    I also like to tinker in my garage when I get restless so last year, I started to assemble bots and creatures from old stuff I had laying around.
    I love the creative process that goes into the paintings as well as the bots because they are defined and birthed by the inherent limitations of the genre. They are both composed of discarded or undervalued items to start with and through imagination and effort, they become something unique and whimsical. I'm often surprised by how they evolve as I begin to create them and they always manage to take on a life of their own. When it's all over, I love the fact that I have something tangible to share...with weight and heft, character and a sort of personality.
    I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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    Jim

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      I've been a professional Character Artist, Product Designer and Illustrator for over 24 years working for Disney, Cartoon Network and other studios. On my free time, for fun and therapy, I make these crazy assemblages and other handmade stuff.

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