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Ian Kirkpatrick

illustration of A personal illustration of a futuristic Gepetto working on a robotic pinnochio.  My goal was to get iconic characters in a more futuristic setting, one of my first true sci-fi illustrations.  It was fun coming up with the concept of a cyberpunk/steampunk version of both characters.
illustration of A dark, medieval depiction of Humpty Dumpty who got his revenge on all the King's Men who couldn't put him back together again after he fell off his original wall.  As a broken knight who suffered a traumatic event he went after those who couldn't help him and made a wall out of them.
illustration of Digital illustration of a dwarf having a jolly old time on his ship.
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illustration of My own version of Danaerys Targaryen of A Song of Ice and Fire series.
illustration of A book cover for a self published book called
illustration of A personal illustration depicting what a combination of a mermaid and an octopus would look like.  My thought was initially of Ursula from
illustration of A personal painting depicting father time as a bio-mechanical owl with space and the cosmos within himself.  Around him is the depiction of the seasons and time embedded in the tree.  I remember the mechanical owl in
illustration of This is my own depiction of a modern Dorothy and her companions.  The Tin Man is already a knight who has a
illustration of A commission for a Game of Thrones card game by Fantasy Flight games.  The story is of a white raven sending a message.
illustration of An illustration of a knight who has come to a crossroad decision on serving his duty as a knight to fight for his king, or stay behind with a loved one.  I was heavily inspired by N.C. Wyeth's paintings for this piece.
illustration of A commissioned piece from Story Realms games.  I had to conceptualize what a flying serpent who emits rainbow colors would look like.
illustration of A dvd cover for an independent produced film about how today's youth face the inner demons in life and how to overcome them.
illustration of A depiction of the disease Cystic Fibrosis.  When children try to say the condition they have it usually comes out sounding like
illustration of A fantasy illustration of a farmer who built a magical golem who works the farm while she relaxes and orders it around.  The pose of the farmer Bren Gunny was meant to be inspired by the
illustration of My illustration of the genie with the power of the cosmos within him asking Aladdin what path he wants in life and asking to weigh his options.  I wanted a more fiery depiction of a djinn and the idea of galaxies and cosmic clouds in him to show his full power.
illustration of My concept of a woman beckoning a young dragon hiding behind a sculpture in a garden.
illustration of My depiction of the headless horseman, or
illustration of A personal piece of a knight protecting the city of San Francisco against the fiery breath of an unseen dragon.  This was meant as an idea of a surreal knight there trying to protect San Francisco against the great historical fire.
illustration of A book cover for Steven Erikson's novella
illustration of A commissioned piece for a self published book.  It was a fun piece about a retired Mexican wrestler who turns into a private investigator and saves people from world threatening antagonists.
illustration of A commissioned piece for Fantasy Flight Games for their card games.
illustration of A commissioned painting depicting someone about to drown in a flood of materialistic, real world items but then gets saved by the hand of God.
illustration of A commissioned piece for Story Realms games.  A digital illustration of the storyteller Schehezerade.

Profile

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I live and work in Rancho Cucamonga, CA Ever since I was a kid I loved to draw, mostly cartoons and creating my own worlds.  I loved to tell stories, which was always my goal as an artist.  I attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and graduated with a B.A. in illustration.  I live in Southern California now as a freelance illustrator and art instructor.  I'm a work in progress, I love to learn and expand my skills to new opportunities.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Family, Fantasy, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Landscape, Medical, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Technology, Toys & Games, Agriculture, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Urban