Thursday, September 06, 2007

Nick Park Caricature

Hello! A few pics today.... Number one is a caricature of Nick Park - I can safely say, Nick Park has been the biggest inspiration to me when it comes to art and animation! I remember when I was 11 years old, I first saw 'A Grand Day Out' and I was blown away. I fell in love with it, and with animation! I had always been interesting in drawing, but for the first time in my life I knew I wanted to do something with it. So, thanks Nick Park! haha I hope this caricature isn't insulting to him. Seriously I really admire him and his work, he is so humble, and he loves what he does! And Wallace and Gromit rock... my favourite animations for sure.

Image no 2, is just a bit of messing around - Ive started experimenting with environments, something I am very weak at! And Image No 3 are some environments inspired by my recent trip to Thailand.

Hope everyone is well!

Ken :D


Samanta Erdini said...

HEYY!! NIce art you have here!!! ehehe!!

I really love it!!!!

I will back! ahahaha


Kei Phillips said...

great new stuff 2! :D

Arschblog said...

Your paintings are AMAZING!!!!=)
I wish I could paint so good!

Evan Bonifacio said...

Wow man, its been a while. And youve been miiiiightey busy I must say!. Really likeing these new paintings man. The bunny ones are hilarious!. Plus those process gifs are a very nice touch.

Good form!

marcobucci said...

cool colour comps!

Ben Balistreri said...

Hi Ken,

Great work all around! I especially love that Crazy Scottish Bloke! I just about pooped on my chair when he started winking at me. My wife and I visited Scotland last October and I miss it!

Kei Phillips said...

in answer to ur question... yes it is done in flash, i do most of my work in flash... i need to learn other software lol! vectors must bend to my will! mwahahahah :) hehehe thanks!

Shawn Escott said...

Very cool! I like the caricature. Your landscapes are rock'n, lots of great color in there.

Mitch K said...

Hey Ken, thanks for the comment.

Your artwork is great! Is there a lot of animation work in Scotland? I'd love to spend some time there... see why my forefathers left the place, you know? heh heh

Take care!

AstroGuaje said...

I love this blog an your awesome blogs
You are a master

Ash Collins said...

aww nick park bless him
hey im going to thailand in january, you'll have to give me some tips! :D

Dougmian said...

And you have very beautiful paintings!

Sky said...

I love the quality of your paintings. The colors are very vibrant. Great work!

GhettoFab said...

youre my hero.....

Rasha El Sawiy said...

hey, there are great paintings on your blog!

dan szilagyi said...

hey thanks so much for the comment ken!
i have to say your work is mind blowing man!! you have crazy artsy talent bro.
i'll be adding you to my links for sure!

Ken said...

Samanta erdini: HEY!!! Thanks!! Means a lot! hehe

Kei Phillips: Thank you maam!

Arschblog: Wow, what a compliment, thanks!

Evan Bonifacio: Hello! thanks man, much appreciated... yeh Ive been a bit busy, I dont have an excuse for not drawing, Ive been unemployed for almost a year! Thanks for the comments!

Marcobucci: Thank you!

Ben Balistreri: Thank you! Much appreciated. Haha, I was hoping that pic would have that effect on people. Sneaky heh heh. Wow, u visited Scotland? Good on ya! Yeh Its a great wee country, u should go back for another visit!

Kei Phillips: haha those vectors DO bend to your will! I dont know how u do it... my wrist gets cramped from clicking those wee spline points... respect to ya!!!

shawn escott: Thank you!!! And those colours were inspired by your paintings! Serious, I saw your work and I thought, hey i should be experimenting with colours more. SO thanks

Mitch K: No worries dude! thanks for the comment! I answered the rest on your blog hehe. :D

Astroguaje: thank you mate! Though if I am a master then you must be a GOD!!!!!

Ash Collins: Bless his cotton socks! Ahhh Thailand! You are going? which bit? Ill give u some tips no worries!

Dougman: Thank you! thanks for coming by!

Sky: Thank you! Much appreciated!

Ghettofab: haha shucks!

Rasha El Sawiy: Thank you! means a lot!

Dan Szilagyi: No worries mate! thank you for your comments, and ill be linkin ya back!

Tom Scholes said...

Sweet stuff man, lots of potential in those environments. Just keep at it!

Jo Bling said...

Get thee down to the Bradford Animation Festival this year, Ken - Nick will be there!

Shawn Escott said...

Wow, thanks! Glad you like em! I'm inspired by YOUR work!! :) That's awesome!

Alexei Martins said...

Cool caricature!!Hah
Love that landscapes drawing!