One of the best things about Derek’s art is the deceptive simplicity of it. I say deceptive because he pays a lot of attention to detail which may be subtle but incredibly effective. The most obvious attribute is his creative staining and aging method of the heavyweight hot-press paper. If you looks closely though you will notice all the different color tones and gradients he uses that gives his pieces a nice depth and texture along with the vintage vibe. From the strands of hair in a beard, tiny tattoos on the skeleton’s arm, patterns on a shirt to vast landscapes, there are astounding amount of details in all of his work.
Derek also does a lot of collaborations with companies which I think it a very smart thing for artists to do. You can find his art on Arbor Collective skateboards, Burton snowboards or in form of a bad-ass skull ring made with Australian jewelry company Rust & Regret. My absolute favorite though has to be his designs on guitar pedals by Old Blood Noise! It maybe because I play guitar, but those pedals are so cool! I haven’t actually tried them out yet but I am seriously considering getting one.