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illustration of Ken Dutton created the annual promotional illustration for the Franke Park Day Camp for kids. This 2019 edition makes the universal statement, “Whether you’re a fire fly or a lightning bug, everyone has a good time at camp!” It also marks Ken’s 25th consecutive such illustration for the organization.
illustration of Part of book illustration project that produced 22 lively, expressive illustrations for the
illustration of Part of book illustration project that produced 22 lively, expressive illustrations for the
illustration of Part of book illustration project that produced 22 lively, expressive illustrations for the
illustration of Part of book illustration project that produced 22 lively, expressive illustrations for the
illustration of Ken Dutton recently completed a fun commission illustrating a very special arrival... inspired by the myriad forces that conspire to deliver new human beings to the world.
illustration of One of 60 unique illustrations making up the first edition of “Trump Cardz”, a hilarious graphic card game satirizing the current era of American political insanity. This easy to learn party game was recently launched and is available now (via https://trumpcardz.com).
illustration of One of 60 unique illustrations making up the first edition of “Trump Cardz”, a hilarious graphic card game satirizing the current era of American political insanity. This easy to learn party game was recently launched and is available now (via https://trumpcardz.com).
illustration of One of 60 unique illustrations making up the first edition of “Trump Cardz”, a hilarious graphic card game satirizing the current era of American political insanity. This easy to learn party game was recently launched and is available now (via https://trumpcardz.com).
illustration of An establishment’s 40-year anniversary can land hard (in a good way!), and this intricate artwork captures all the action, excitement, and fun of the year-long party.  The illustration is flush with O’Sullivan’s Irish-Italian Pub detail, but most of the likenesses have been changed to protect the less-than-innocent!
illustration of An establishment’s 40-year anniversary can land hard (in a good way!), and Ken Dutton’s intricate artwork captures all the action, excitement, and fun of the year-long party.  The illustration is flush with O’Sullivan’s Irish-Italian Pub detail, but most of the likenesses have been changed to protect the less-than-innocent!
illustration of The new mascot for the Wolverines of the U.S. Army’s 1st plt, 2CR.  This fierce, hard-charging beast is the latest pro bono illustration project.
illustration of Smashingly animated illustration for 2018 Midwest Summer Rugby - promoting the matches by capturing all the rowdy, rollicking, and bone-crunching good times!
illustration of Make skating, not war – and when it comes to fierce rivalries, Tonya and Nancy have nothing on the odd couple of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un!  They’re locked and loaded for a hopefully non-explosive show-down in PyeongChang.
illustration of Using the old “let us in or we’ll incinerate us all” trick to barge into the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un himself is set to demonstrate North Korean speed skating prowess to the world!
illustration of “Cupid-in-Chief” (AKA Donald Trump) illustration for use in conjunction with a Valentine’s Day promotion, focusing on Ken's caricature and illustration capabilities.
illustration of Leave it to Uncle Donald, the original rocket-man, to make the July 4th fireworks GREAT again!  Another illustration of Flame-Thrower-in-Chief, Uncle Donald (AKA Donald Trump), and is part of the new world order series of illustrations.
illustration of Promotional artwork for the venerable Franke Park Day Camp, 2017 edition.  The art last year (2016)  celebrated the local institution’s 70th anniversary, and the design this year marks 23 consecutive such illustrations by Ken Dutton, having started in 1994.
illustration of Cover illustration for the comedy album, “Groaners”, by Jeremy Arroyo (published by Comedy Dynamics).  The art centers around a typical comedy club in full swing, with the audience in open revolt, expressing itself in a variety of colorful ways.
illustration of Elvis is in the race!  To be precise, this artwork promoted the Heritage Park, 5K family race, fun run, and walk.  Proceeds benefited Alzheimers research.
illustration of It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a pig?... No, it’s The Pigskin Prophet!  As found in the News-Sentinel prep football season preview, The Pigskin Prophet, the recurring character is back with three new illustrations (featuring a notable upgrade to his powers) and still as hunky as ever.
illustration of The Pigskin Prophet, the recurring character (2 of 3)
illustration of The Pigskin Prophet, the recurring character (3 of 3)
illustration of Cover art for the 2017 prep football season preview in The News-Sentinel. In line with the super hero theme, this illustration features four area high school mascots enhanced and super-sized.
illustration of Artwork illustrating the rise of the area’s best defensive linemen in the 2017 News-Sentinel,  featuring Tico, LJ, Zach, and Darius.  Collectively, they are called The Fantastic Four.
illustration of Easter holiday greetings are illustrated from the “Easter Bunny-in-Chief” with this whimsical promo piece. Like it or not, there’s a new bunny in charge this year (big league)!
illustration of The “Leprechaun-in-Chief” (AKA Donald Trump) illustration was completed for use in conjunction with a Saint Patrick’s Day promotion. Who knew that Diet Coke came in green?
illustration of One of two fun illustrations to promote Midwest Summer Rugby. Although still relatively new to the job, the “Rugger-in-Chief” is taking the promotion lead this year – for once in an apolitical manner.
illustration of Shown is The Donald in full-action, despite a total lack of athletic ability. With a little support from his detail, it’s rumored he has never been touched on the pitch, and remains unmatched in his promoting abilities.
illustration of Ken Dutton illustrated the engaging-yet-dangerous mascot for the newly-launched Killer Bees rugby football team.
illustration of The latest illustrations of recurring character “Shooter” for The News-Sentinel newspaper in the ultra-competitive, hoops-crazy Indiana market.  A driven amphibian, Shooter serves as the instantly recognizable face of prep basketball coverage throughout the season, while providing news and commentary.
illustration of The latest illustrations of recurring character “Shooter” for The News-Sentinel newspaper in the ultra-competitive, hoops-crazy Indiana market.  A driven amphibian, Shooter serves as the instantly recognizable face of prep basketball coverage throughout the season, while providing news and commentary.
illustration of The latest illustrations of recurring character “Shooter” for The News-Sentinel newspaper in the ultra-competitive, hoops-crazy Indiana market.  A driven amphibian, Shooter serves as the instantly recognizable face of prep basketball coverage throughout the season, while providing news and commentary.
illustration of The latest illustrations of recurring character “Shooter” for The News-Sentinel newspaper in the ultra-competitive, hoops-crazy Indiana market.  A driven amphibian, Shooter serves as the instantly recognizable face of prep basketball coverage throughout the season, while providing news and commentary.
illustration of Pigs taking flight is the next logical step in light of the Chicago Cubs 2016 world championship (first since 1908!) – and Harry Caray is sure to be in the thick of it.
illustration of Fin Waters; captain of industry and all around shark-about-town.
illustration of Second in the series of introductory illustrations of spokes-shark Fin Waters
illustration of Third in the introductory series of illustrations featuring the always charming Fin Waters.
illustration of Fourth in the series of five introductory illustrations  featuring cosmopolitan shark-in-full, Fin Waters.
illustration of Illustration number five in the “Fin Waters” introductory series, introducing the ultimate shark of many talents.
illustration of Promoting a 4 mile pursuit run, along with entry into a Gingerbread Festival.
illustration of A fun snippet from the Adam Carolla Podcast brought to life by the talented Tahl Glass working in collaboration with Dutton caricatures of the principal figures.
illustration of The Chicago Cubs, and their brain trust (shown here), face the 108 year old dilemma, as they opened the 2016 playoffs - and take on The Curse! (Pre-2016 championship, of course)
illustration of Created for use as album cover for
illustration of Created for use as an alternate album cover for
illustration of Artwork promoting the 2016 Heritage Park 5K family race, fun run, and walk, benefiting Alzheimers research.
illustration of Elvis on the run detail art promoting the 2016 Heritage Park, 5K family race, fun run, and walk, benefiting Alzheimers research.
illustration of Artwork promoting Dutton Illustration, currently serving as art for the home page at https://www.kenduttonart.com/
illustration of Artwork promoting Dutton Illustration, it has served as home page art at www.kenduttonart.com.
illustration of Promotional artwork celebrating Dutton entry into the FaceBook arena at www.facebook.com/kenduttonart
illustration of Logo for regular humorous feature in The News Sentinel.
illustration of Caricature of author shown dealing with excessive snow, as described in his recurring column for The News Sentinel.
illustration of Caricature of author shown dealing with aggressive drivers, as he wrote about in his recurring column for The News Sentinel.
illustration of Illustrating a scene from the
illustration of Portrait of Caleb Swanigan, player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.  A pro bono project to support and benefit Easter Seals.
illustration of Detail illustration of Fort Wayne native Jaylon Smith, formerly of Notre Dame and currently with the Dallas Cowboys, as part of the  Fort Wayne's Greatest Football Team poster designed and illustrated for The News-Sentinel.
illustration of Poster designed and illustrated for The News-Sentinel featuring the best football players in Fort Wayne history, by position.
illustration of Detail illustration of Fort Wayne native DeShaun Thomas, as part of the  Fort Wayne's Greatest Basketball Team poster designed for The News-Sentinel.
illustration of Poster designed and illustrated for The News-Sentinel, featuring the best basketball players in Fort Wayne history, by position.
illustration of Detail illustration of Fort Wayne native Kevin Kiermaier, as part of the  Fort Wayne's Greatest Baseball Team poster designed for The News-Sentinel.
illustration of Poster designed and illustrated for The News-Sentinel, featuring the best baseball players in Fort Wayne history, by position.
illustration of Legendary Komet players illustrated from the past 60 years (drawn as they were in their prime).
illustration of Poster designed and illustrated for The News-Sentinel, showing legendary players from the past 60 years (drawn as they were in their prime).
illustration of Illustration revealing the brutal, no-holds-barred nature of the never-ending cola fight for The News=Sentinel.
illustration of Illustrating the all-out, cut-throat grocery business, for The News-Sentinel.
illustration of All-inclusive float illustrated all the highlights of an annual festival, as published in The News-Sentinel.
illustration of Illustration of missile delivery system briefly envisioned by the United States Postal Service, as published in The News-Sentinel.
illustration of Published in The News Sentinel; the Artist's vision of what angel look like in action.
illustration of Godzilla advances the ball with devastating impact, while promoting midwest rugby.
illustration of Artwork promoting midwest rugby, and honoring the late honorable Harry (
illustration of Artwork promoting midwest rugby.
illustration of Artwork promoting midwest rugby.
illustration of Promotional artwork for the venerable Franke Park Day Camp.  The art last year (2016) celebrated the local institution’s 70th anniversary, and the 2017 design marked the twenty-third consecutive such illustration, dating back to 1994.
illustration of Promotional artwork for the venerable Franke Park Day Camp.  The art last year (2016) celebrated the local institution’s 70th anniversary, and the 2017 design marked the twenty-third consecutive such illustration, dating back to 1994.
illustration of Part of promotional Christmas illustration series (1 of 2), featuring a modernized and mechanized Santa.
illustration of Part of promotional Christmas illustration series (2 of 2), featuring a modernized and mechanized Santa demonstrating that any landing you walk away from, is a good landing.
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a mountain themed cover illustration for The News Sentinel's annual contest.
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a mountain themed tabloid illustration for The News Sentinel's annual contest.
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a Wall Street themed illustration (detail) for The News Sentinel's annual contest.
illustration of Bears vs. Bulls stock pickers in a Wall Street themed cover illustration for The News Sentinel's annual contest.
illustration of Illustration supporting an article describing fall activities, for The News Sentinel
illustration of Illustration supporting an article recounting readers worst prom memories, for The News Sentinel.
illustration of Cover illustration for The News Sentinel showing area mascots as bobbleheads - promoting the annual high School area football preview.
illustration of As part of the High School football preview for The News Sentinel, recurring character the
illustration of Illustration for The News Sentinel, supporting an article about hockey player superstitions.
illustration of Tribute to Curious George illustration, a pro bono project to benefit

Profile

Ken is a freelance illustrator specializing in illustrations, cartoons, and caricatures that tell a story, as seen in the samples shown here (and at http://www.kenduttonart.com/). A creative, collaborative freelance illustrator, Ken is results, deadline, and fun oriented. He specializes in illustrations that tell a story, as seen in the illustrations, cartoons, and caricatures samples shown here (and at http://www.kenduttonart.com/). Aside from a stint in newspaper illustration and design, Ken has spent a good portion of his career in corporate America—emerging in the past year to establish his own full-service illustration shop. Happily married with three kids, Ken lives the idyllic life in the U.S. heartland, pursuing his life-long ambition to “draw things.” Ken is equally comfortable taking direction and taking charge, whether developing a simple spot cartoon or a series of detailed illustrations. He delivers: - Fresh, original takes on editorial or advertising content that support the client’s vision and resonate with the intended audience - Comprehensive management of the illustration process from conceptualization to delivery, driven by customer feedback and involvement - Masterful renderings on time, every time, using a combination of traditional and digital drawing tools, with final art delivered digitally to optimize production across multiple platforms - Competitive pricing and ability to meet aggressive schedules Personal Married with three kids; the oldest working in fund-raising on the west coast white the younger two are both First Lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Style/Techniques

Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Realism, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Animals, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Family, Fashion/Cosmetics, People, Political, Portrait, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Web Illustration, Lifestyle, Game, Edgy, Financial