The Art of Serhiy Krykun

Discussion in 'Self Promotion' started by Serhiy Krykun, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...outstanding!...and thank you darlin'!....
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  2. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Thank you, HollyGolightly! :smile: A bit later I'll post a selection of my King-inspired works. For the most part, these pieces are old and I clearly lacked skills then, but they're not so bad :)
    Ah, what the hell. I had a sleepless night, following the news and biting my fingernails, so another couple of minutes won't do any difference :)


    This is my very first SK illustration and, I believe, my second more or less serious drawing. Meaning, I've been trying really hard to picture what I wanted, it was a serious effort. But it's easy to see that it's done by an adolescent with no training. But I still feel I could do much better, I could progress much faster if I chose another course of studies -- for the most part, I'm a self-taught artist.
    Of course, this is Christine:

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  3. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    You might also like to share a selection of your SK-related work in the Gallery XIX portion of the website? Posts are moderated there so may take a little longer to show up with Ms. Mod being away at present.
  4. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Ha! There are more things other than the forum's tricks I have to learn! Thank you, FlakeNoir! :adore:
  5. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    A couple of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy illustrators are Darrell Sweet and Rowena Morrill. Your artwork is comparable :)
  6. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    I knew Rowena Morrill's art before and Darrell Sweet is also really good! A flattering comparison, really :) Thank you!

    And here's my first 'It' illustration. Once again, it was a very important drawing for me -- I tried to cram everything in there! It's rather small, A4 size, but I worked on it for over a year! I believe, I was at the 8th or 9th grade then.

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    I won't number the elements, you go figure it out for yourselves, it's more fun that way ;)
    But I NEED!!!! to make another illustration as Pennywise doesn't look like I imagined him.
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  7. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Fast-forward.
    Here's a recent one:
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    Reverend Jebediah Mercer inspects the guns at a church basement. Of course, they barrels won't be silent for too long.
    This is my illustration to Joe Lansdale's 'Dead in the West' novel. But, as I said before in the other thread, the characters looks as described in the book reminded me of Roland.
  8. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Hey, people! I'm sorry for my fitful presence on the board. I guess, any Ukrainian has just one thing in his mind now -- politics.
    A friend of mine asked me if I'd be up to designing their record -- the cover and all. It didn't involve any money, but when I heard it's released in support of democracy and is meant to commemorate Maidan, I instantly agreed. One of the reasons was that I wanted to draw something like that for myself, just to make a statement.
    So here I am.
    I went back to John Carpenter's 'The Thing', one of my all-time favourite movies, and incorporated some key images into the drawings. The first one is done, it's called StaLenin. It's about the distorted, perverse shape a nice but utopic idea of communism has taken on -- now it's dangerous, it's the Thing.

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    And this is a picture in progress -- only 1/3 of it is visible here, didn't fit in :) The exploding building is Lenin's mausoleum and it says LENIN STALIN PUTIN. The creature that's prominent here is Yanukovich.

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  9. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

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    OK, I've been absent, but I've been BUSY!
    A Stephen King T-shirt will be ready by the end of next week. The design is by Yours Truly.
    25$, worldwide shipping included.
    PM me or leave a comment , denoting your preferred size, if you want to have one. Photos of the actual thing will be made when I get it.
  10. Lily Sawyer
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    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    Wow. Just.....wow.
    You're really talented, Serhiy. I like in particular the one you did for Christine.
    I'm betting the t-shirt sells out.
    Hope your area of Ukraine isn't under any duress from Putin and his minions. (That's actually a partial threadjack, so I'll PM you with more political rhetoric.)
    Keep drawing! вітаю!
  11. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Lily, thank you for the kind words!
    Christine drawing was done a long time ago, and I'd love to make another, an updated version of the same dream from the book. Back then I had no means of finding the image of Plymouth Fury and based the car on the image I preserved in my mind from viewing John Carpenter's movie. Now I even have the model based on the movie -- it guards one of my book-shelves.
    I live in Kyiv and right now all the horrors are happening at the East of the country, so I'm safe. Hopefully, it'll end soon.
    I decided to sell the T only to the people who pre-ordered it and I want to make another T-shirt with SK's portrait -- I'll make the man even more sinister, since first and foremost I like his horror works.
    Thanks again! :bashful:
  12. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Just checking in to say welcome. And your art work rocks. :)
  13. Serhiy Krykun
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    Serhiy Krykun Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Claire! :m_vamp: Will do my best not to disappoint you in future! There surely will be more King art from me :reading:

    Also some time ago I finished the VERY political drawing, based on some nasty real-life characters and John Carpenter's 'The Thing':

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  14. Lily Sawyer
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    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    It's the one from above! The one that was only 1/3 finished when you first posted it!
    It's a-m-a-z-i-n-g, Serhiy!
    I love seeing this thread in the New Post category. It means there's (usually) something new in it from you - I really like your art.
    This makes me want to verbally commission you to do something for the Board....maybe for the Halloween story. Do you know about this?

    Good thing you're not in eastern Ukraine, although from what we see on TV here in the U.S., Kyiv is not immune to protest or violence.
    Be safe. Artists are precious commodities in your part of the world. Це від Mama Лілі: будьте обережні! Це наказ. Ви не можете грати з зброєю або брататися з російськими бандитами.

    (The last: "This is from Mama Lily: you be careful. That is an order. You are not allowed to play with guns or fraternize with Russian thugs.")
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