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"and make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands."

Biography
By the time he was eight years old Dick made the decision that art would be his life. He loved drawing cartoons, but early on he also began drawing cutaway images of torpedoes and other mechanical devises and was fascinated by the drawings of Rube Goldberg. "I just loved drawing mechanical systems, and I had an insatiable curiosity of how things worked, so I would carefully take apart fan motors, toasters, etc. My parents were very patient with me because most of the time I couldn't put the stuff put back together properly."

"When I was introduced to the airbrush in college it immediately felt comfortable in my hand, from that point on I knew what direction my training would take." Dick began his career at Nelson Studio in 1979. "I was really fortunate to be able to work side by side with Harold Nelson for the first two years of my professional career. Harold was one of the few people in the United States who was using the airbrush as his main medium during the late 1950s."

After eight years at Nelson Studio Dick decided it was time to become a Freelance Illustrator. "I grew a lot during the eight years I was at the studio, but I felt it was time to take total control of my career. So here I am today over fifteen years later still going strong. People often say to me how nice it must be to be your own boss, but I have never felt that way because when someone hires me to do a job, they become my boss and I become a part of their team, so in reality I have many bosses and many teams."

Dick learned over his years as a freelancer that in order to survive in this field you must be a good communicator, a team player, meet the deadlines, serve well and play to win.

Several years ago Dick had the privilege to fulfill his dream of becoming a cartoonist when he became the illustrator of a syndicated newspaper cartoon called Dr Katz. Dick worked on the cartoon strip for three years before Comedy Central decided to can the project to make way for South Park. "Working on the Dr. Katz cartoon Strip was an awesome experience, I was devastated when Comedy Central pulled the cartoon, but I'm glad I was able to be a part of it while it lasted."

Contact Information
Truxaw Illustration
Overland Park, Kansas
United States

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Dick Truxaw
Voice: 913-338-4224
Mobile: 913.645.0554
Fax: 913-338-4224

Recent Clients
MGM
LA Times Syndicate
Sony
Remington
Toastmaster
AMC
Specializations
3D Illustration
Advertising
Cartoons
Digital
Lettering
Logos
Photorealistic
Product
Scientific
Technical

Software
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
3D
 
 
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