Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More than just a hobby

Sumbleupon has done it for me again! This time in the form of John Kenn. Kenn is a writer and director for kids shows but in his free time he transforms into an illustrator of epic proportions. His subject matter is mainly monsters of all shapes and sizes. His media? Pen and ink and, drum roll please... Post-It's. Yep that's right, he creates beautiful drawings that would be amazing enough as is but to top it off he does them on little squares of 3x3 yellow paper. His work immediately brings to mind the illustrations of Maurice Sendak, another favorite of mine. His drawings are detailed and have wonderful textures that make them come to life.

I also love that this is just a hobby for him. There is no pressure for him to create a new piece of artwork and no deadlines for him to meet. It's easy as a graphic designer to get caught up with projects and clients and forget to create work just for yourself. Kenn has been doing just that and lucky enough for us has been kind enough to let us join him in his little Post-It worlds. I definitely am going to set some time aside to do more personal work and maybe I'll start posting it up here too!

He adds new work to his blog about every week so make sure you check it out!

May X never mark just one spot!


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1 comment:

Jessie-Lee said...

These are too cool for words.