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Random Acts of Creativity by Kaz Windness

illustrator / writer / weirdo

Stubs

I’ve had this little guy running around in the back of my head for several months. Stubs is a child’s writing pencil, but he dreams of being an artist. Will he fulfill his destiny before the lead runs out? It’s a story about dreaming big and blooming late–in short, my story.

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A Girl and her Bear

Based on a beautiful friend’s beautiful daughter, Devyn. Enjoying a little time after big commissions to make art just because. There is beauty in the world. Dream a dream of love and hope.

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Painted in Photoshop using a pastel Grutbrush.

Fatima with a Pearl Earring

I teach illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. I went to grade assignments and ended up drawing one of my students. This is Fatima with a Pearl Earring.

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Partypillar

This fuzzy little guy is ready to celebrate! Partypillar products: HERE caterpillar-KAZWINDNESS.jpg

 

Audrey Hepburn Caricature

Update! Link to Audrey merchandise HERE.

I’m teaching Illustration Media at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and our first assignment is a caricature. One of my students chose Audrey Hepburn and I was inspired to draw her as well. Here she is! Sketch is below.

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Final color is done in Photoshop with Kyle’s Brush impressionist kit french sharp bristle.  I took color cues from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie poster.

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For caricatures, I look for distinguishing features and exaggerate them. The trick is to make a person look more like themselves through emphasis. Our brains are programmed from birth to discern facial features, so human likeness is tougher than something like pet portraits. If I get close with a dog drawing, my client is happy. If I’m close with their significant other, it’s not good enough. “There’s just something about that chin that… I dunno. It’s not quite him.”

You can see how I softened the angles from the sketch to finish. Audrey was younger during the shooting of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and there is a softness to her presence. She’s approachable and I wanted to convey that in the final.

audrey Happy drawing!

Kaz

www.WindnessBooks.com  

Ring-Ring!

Ring-Ring! Who’s there? Dead people!32191305_10215974214937600_3244440337170563072_o

This is one in a series of commissioned pieces for a psychic medium’s website. I love drawing ghosts!!!

SOME PORK

An alternative ending to Charlotte’s Web.bacon-windness

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Lots of spork love items here!: https://www.redbubble.com/people/kazwindness/works/31338314-spork-baby?asc=u

Cat Psychic

I’m working on an icon package for a wonderful psychic medium and friend. This is for a class on animal communication (telepathic communication with animals and animal spirits). cat-kazwindness

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