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King Kong

I love movie monsters, I think there’s some over active part of my imagination that’s drawn to the supernatural and the characters which can be born out of other worldly scenarios. I remember watching Willis O’Brien’s King Kong while studying my degree in animation and this big ape seemed to steal the show even though he was just a bunch of wire amateur and fur.

I was always drawn to character and character design and as I developed my own style I thought why not take on the greats so this is my take on a classic.

I’m developing this further at the moment and I am excited at where this character may lead me so I’ve included one of the latest character sheets I’ve created for King Kong in the images to give you a hint as to what’s to come.

Materials: Watercolour with vector line work, composited in Photoshop