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Ken Talaga

Freelance Animal Illustrator, Artist, & More

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Said "Working on a lightning struck oak sculpture for a client. The sphere is willow wood. All of the carving/shaping was done with an electric chainsaw and hand held belt sander. The fine sanding was done with a table belt sander, orbital sander, and a lot of hand sanding. A beeswax orange oil conditioner was thoroughly applied to the entire sculpture. This sculpture stands just under 3 feet tall. It's not quite done. I have a nice large piece of oak wood with a few knots in it, it will be carved into a sphere to add to one of the spires."
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Ken Talaga - Updated status
Said "Working on rough sketches of sea turtles for "Grandmother Turtle" books and fleshing out story proposal to send to various publishers. Or do I try self publishing? It seems to be very difficult to get a foot in the door of freelance children's book illustration."
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Ken Talaga - Added portfolio item
Abstract free form sculpture. Materials used; wire, string, cotton muslin, acrylic paint.
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Sculpting portfolio item
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An artificial maple tree I made for a siding and roofing company showroom. Materials used; foam board, diamond wire mesh, burlap, Sto, acrylic paint, silk artificial leaves.
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Sculpting portfolio item
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One of two artificial oak tree I made for a exterior home design company showroom. Materials used; foam board, diamond wire mesh, burlap, Sto, acrylic paint, silk artificial leaves.
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Sculpting portfolio item
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Original character concept for my fantasy story. Pen and ink on illustration board. Colored digitally using Corel Painter II
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Fantasy Art portfolio item
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Original character conceptual drawing for my fantasy story. Pen and ink on illustration board. Colored digitally using Corel Painter.
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Moon Elf character conceptual drawing for my fantasy story. Pen and ink on illustration board.
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A moon elf character conceptual drawing from my sketchbook. Pencil, pen and colored pencil on paper.
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Original conceptual art for my fantasy story. Water color pencil on illustration board.
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Original elf character conceptual drawing. Pencil, pen, colored pencil on sketchbook paper.
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Conceptual drawing for my fantasy story. Pen on illustration board.
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Original drawing for my fantasy story. Pencil on illustration board.
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Fantasy Art portfolio item
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Original character conceptual drawing done in pen and ink on illustration board.
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Original art for my fantasy story I hope to have published in a graphic novel series or an illustrated novel.
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Water color pencil on illustration board. A gnome character from the novel "Draven's Quest."
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Fantasy Art portfolio item
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Original story and character illustration for fantasy story I've been working on. Pen and ink on illustration board.
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Page 1 water color pencil on illustration board for "This Little Pig" children's story.
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Children's Book Illustration portfolio item
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Nature study of a gloomwing moth emerging from cocoon.
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Animal Illustration portfolio item
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Colored pencil study of lion and giraffe done for concept of art of a proposed children's book. From sketchbook.
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Animal Illustration portfolio item
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Page 5 from "The Boy With The Purple Eyes" children's book. Pencil on illustration board.
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Children's Book Illustration portfolio item
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Pencil illustration for "The Boy With The Purple Eyes" children's book.
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Children's Book Illustration portfolio item
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Page 2 of "The Boy With The Purple Eyes" children's book. Pencil on illustration board.
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Children's Book Illustration portfolio item
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Animal Illustration
Art
Logo Design
Fantasy Art
Drawing
Comic Art
Graphic Novel Art
Book Illustration
Nature Illustration
Storyboarding
Tattoo Design
Children's Book Illustration
About Me:
Ever since I was able & old enough to hold onto a crayon or piece of chalk I was drawing something. My interest in the arts grew as I matured and I drew as often as I could. In high school I filled my class schedule with as many art classes as possible. My studies in art included painting, ceramics, graphic arts & drawing. When I entered college I was fortunate enough to find a sculpture class instructed by Mike Helbing. His teaching methods and philosophies greatly influenced my approach to art and sculpture. It was from him that I was introduced to working with wood as a sculpting medium.
Inspiration for my various art works comes from a very simple source, life. Life inspires me. What I see around me from day to day inspires me.
The mediums I work in are; water color pencil,...
Location
Sharon, Wisconsin, United States