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    Sketchbook of a Film Artist (update page 8)

    Hi,
    My name is Ken. During the day I'm a Matte Painter and Concept Artist on feature films. In the evenings and on weekends (when I have them) I sketch and do scattered Illustration work.

    I don't get to take my work home with me. The NDAs in the industry are extremely strict and the images I complete are often filed away for an extremely long time.

    This has created a huge desire in myself to do as much personal work as possible.


    A lot of my current stuff is done at the ol' coffee shop or Starbucks on my way home from the office.

    For my movie stuff I have a matte painting section at my website www.kenmccuen.com

    For sketching....

    My weapons of choice are pencil, ballpoint pen, and watercolors. ... usually in a moleskine, or on bond paper for sketching.... rag/print-making paper, graphite, oils, watercolor, and/or digital for my finals.

    I used to do a lot of pen sketching on the train to work... it made a lot of drawing look like it was created during a mild earthquake.

    Some of the stuff below is pretty old (latter part of art school)... go page 7 and 8 of my sketchbook for more current stuff.

    Thanks for taking a look,

    Ken

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    You just made my day. Juno is awesome! Not to mention mixed media is friggin badass. MORE!!!!!!
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    Moving my stuff from the first post into this one to fix the formatting issue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by conti View Post
    You just made my day. Juno is awesome! Not to mention mixed media is friggin badass. MORE!!!!!!
    Thanks for commenting, conti! Yeah, Juno is awesome. The strange thing was when I had it out on my desk and was working on it people who passed by kept saying "ooohhh, arrested developement?" because they hadn't seen Juno, but recognized Cera. By the time I was finished the illustration most people I knew had seen the movie.

    Here's more like you asked ...

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    Here's a couple more sketches from the train:


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    A couple of images I drew from a trip to a Nightwish concert. We had to ride a greyhound bus for hours, and then sit out on the porch of the bar from about 12:00pm to 7:00pm -- but we were nearly the first in line.

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    Nice start for your sketchbook kennygeeze. Im really liking the penciled faces you posted! Keep it up -Omerta
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    Definitely a great likeness. I haven't seen Juno and I didn't read your description and the first thing that hit me was "Michael Cera!"
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    Thanks OmertA, I guess I use pencils the most -- or at least when I'm starting any project most of my roughwork and research is all pencil.

    Hey, Drin, thanks! I've been trying really hard over the last year and a half to be able to get a pretty readable likeness when I draw someone.
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    more stuff:

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    Sketchbook of a Film Artist (update page 8)

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    Nice sketchbook keep it up !
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    Thanks, Lamd4!

    I moved -- sketch of a pile of boxes

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    heey!
    your sketching is good I must say
    the moleskine train-to-work livesketches are really great!
    post more of them!
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    oh hey. I had seen your stuff at a sheridan grad show. it's nice to see you go and put some colour into these sketches. do you ever take any of them further?
    that is some wild curly hair on the girl up there...
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    Hi Kalim, thanks! I have a lot more on the way... I've been sketching on the train a lot the past couple of days. I'll get them up when I can get my scanner working.

    Quote Originally Posted by AmiimA View Post
    oh hey. I had seen your stuff at a sheridan grad show. it's nice to see you go and put some colour into these sketches. do you ever take any of them further?
    that is some wild curly hair on the girl up there...
    Hi AmiimA,
    Yeah, I've been assembling a lot of sketches for potential finals. Most of my leisure time drawing is done on the train though since I work so many hours currently. I'll probably have time to do some paintings next week since I'll be off.
    That's good that you remember that piece from the grad show. I was thinking not many people saw my board since it was so close to the projector.


    IMC stuff from a while back

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    Started going to keyhole sessions life-drawing:

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