Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Brandon Blenkarn - Caricature

I recently finished a small freelance design gig for a co-worker who wanted me to design a caricature of her friend as a birthday gift.

His Instagram bio reads: I just lift things and like cats.

So that was pretty much the direction I went with it.

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Below was the rough sketch:

Reference photos:







You can see more at his Instagram:



...Enjoy!

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #40: "THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR"

Here is my Alternative Art Poster #40: "THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR"
Here is my art piece for the latest DHX Gallery entitled “Inktober”. We had to pick an animated tv show past or present that we liked. I originally was going to go with My Pet Monster but changed it to The Simpson’s specifically the “Treehouse of Horror” specials. My take was to do it using popular movies from 2017. So it includes “IT-chy”, “War for the Planet of the Abes”, “The E-MOE-ji Movie”, “Beauty and the Comic Beast Guy” and “Wonder Waylon”.



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...Enjoy!

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #38: "WONDER WOMAN"

Here is my Alternative Art Poster #38: "WONDER WOMAN"

Since watching Wonder Woman twice in the theaters (once in IMAX 3D and once in normal 3D), it was one of the ones on the top my list to do as an alternative poster.  After a slight false start on the final approach, I was able to knock the color part out in the better part of a day.  I might make some variants, which I rarely do, but this may be one of the ones that can work.

Today is also the day Wonder Woman became the all-time domestic grossing superhero origin movie!




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...Enjoy!

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Read for Good Bookcase Illustrations

I recently finished some illustration work, that I'm really proud to share, which was a project for Read for Good via my UK agent Beehive Illustration.  Read for Good is a UK national charity with the mission to get children reading for fun.

http://readforgood.org/

A little more on who they are:

"Reading for pleasure is one of the best pathways out of poverty; those who read for fun as
a child are more likely to be successful in life, academically, socially and emotionally. But
reading for pleasure has a lot of competition in today’s world! Our aim is to provide kids
with the purpose to read, combined with complete freedom to choose what and how they
read, enabling them to discover their own pleasure in reading."

"In 30 UK hospitals, we provide a unique service which enables
children in an infection-controlled environment to choose a book
to borrow or take home from our specially designed mobile
bookcase that can move right up to a child’s bedside. Every six
weeks we refill it with the very best, brand new books for children
and young adults, and we send in a marvellous storyteller to
entertain and delight children and their exhausted families."

My illustration work now appears on the mobile hospital bookcase.





Here are links to see it in action:

https://vimeo.com/221255525


Here are pics for my illustration work on the project:








Special Thanks to

Beehive Illustration's Ellie & Read for Good's Heidi and Justine

Cheers

Ken

Monday, July 03, 2017

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #37: "DESTINY"


Here is Alternative Art Poster #37: "DESTINY"

After hearing about the new series called "Forces of Destiny", I wanted make a poster which showcased the Heroines and Droids from Star Wars.  I just finished it this past Saturday and it took about 2 weeks on and off to finish it.

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Also included is the original rough sketch:


...Enjoy!

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #36: "TROLLS"


Here is Alternative Art Poster #36: "TROLLS"

I wanted to make a Trolls poster as soon as I saw the movie last year but didn't get around to it until recently and finished it last weekend.

The poster will work from any rotation.  So it can work upside down or on either landscape views.

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...Enjoy!

Thanks

Cheers

Ken