so today i thought it was time for another groovy Creative Café post, so... you know what to do!
get some tea/coffee/cocoa, and some cake/biscuits/sweets, get comfy and prepare to see some very lovely artwork!
i'm kind of excited about this post because it features one of my favourite digital illustrators and artists, so without any further ado, let's get on with it because today it's all about the very awesome and truly fabulous Kei Phillips aka Kinkei
Kei is a British 2D/digital Illustrator, animator and character designer. i first discovered her work about 4 years ago, during my first year at College. my graphics tutor told me to research some digital illustrators and i found her work on deviantART, i've adored it ever since and have to admit that i've gotten a lot of inspiration from her work over the years.
she creates the most gorgeous characters, they're often very girly and cute with brilliant expressions and little details. Her pinups are particularly wonderful, each one has it's own personality and individual look. she also draws her girls in all shapes and sizes which makes them especially fabulous! but regardless of their theme they always look amazing.
i've always been a fan of characters like Betty Boop and Jessica Rabbit but i think it was Kei's gorgeous pinup girls that first inspired me to have a go at drawing some pinups of my own. i just love the way she captures their characteristics, with a saucy wink or sultry pout, her style of drawing and colouring is just so brilliant.
as if she wasn't amazing enough already, Kei is also a really talented animator. check out one of her showreels here...
pretty super duper right! of course it is! anyway, now it's time for you the have a nice scroll through some of Kei's stuff, take your time and enjoy... because trust me, you will LOVE her stuff!
utterly fabulous! ok it's links time now...
to see even more of Kei's wonderful artwork, be sure to visit her deviantART page here - Kinkei
she also has a blog chock full of lovely sketches and digital pieces - Keiframes
+ to see more of her animation work, visit her youtube stream - Kinkei Animation
you can 'Like' her artwork on Facebook - Kei Phillips
and 'follow' her on Twitter - @kinkei
all that's left for me to do now is to say a mahoooosive THANK YOU to Kei for saying yes about the feature and for being such a fabby-dabby artist in the first place! thanks :)
All images featured in this post belong to Kei Phillips © do not claim, use, distribute, reproduce or trace ANY of her work without her express written consent. All Rights Reserved.
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so another week has started, and we're another week closer to Xmas 2011 (yay!) i've STILL not started my xmas gift shopping since i've been so busy with commissions and college stuff!
speaking of stuff like that, i've got a few pieces of artwork in a groovy group exhibition at a local gallery over Xmas. some framed digital prints + some painted canvases.
so if any of you local Manxies fancy seeing artwork from some of the islands best artists (i do NOT mean me... i mean the professional artists!) then get yourselves to Tynwald Mills and go visit the old courtyard gallery.
the preview night is tomorrow from 6pm and i think it opens to the public properly on Thursday, but if you can't make it tomorrow, don't worry because it'll be running right through December!
and on that note, i shall dash off and make some tea
so until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX