Friday, November 27, 2009

First Steps

Hello, my name is Kurt Komoda. I've been lurking on here for a while. I'm an artist living in New Jersey and working as a commercial artist in New York City- though, it doesn't really pay the rent and bills. I think you all know the story. Like many of you, I grew up as a terrified child, tormented by the things in the dark or just outside my field of view. Most of my nightly phantoms were fueled by the snippets of horror movies I was able to see before my parents would send me off to bed. Unfortunately, they always did this just as the nice movie we were watching turned into something ghastly- so....I be sent upstairs to my room where my imagination would begin to fill in the blanks. In all cases that I've have the chance to check, "my version" was better than the actual movie. I've learned that it sometimes better to keep it that way. My introduction to Eaten By Ducks was through Robert Gilmour, when he identified one of the drawings I had done of the Nucklavee: I had read about it somewhere and immediately sketched it, but then forgot what the hell it was. I don't think it's a very good drawing. It was just a silly sketch that, for some reason, I Xeroxed and then colored with marker and white gouache. I hate the human head and the one-eyed horse looks like "My Little Pony" or something. I'll have to draw it again and make it look a bit more sinister. Okay, well, I can't take up too much space. I suppose there will be more as we go on. Obviously, I'm fascinated by monsters- but I draw other things, too.

7 comments:

ULAND said...

Whoa! Look forward to seeing more.

MD Encolpius said...

yup more is good

Aeron said...

Welcome Kurt, an intriguing assortment of work here. I'm particularly fond of that first one, really great rendering technique and great contrasts with those slices of black in the background. I look forward to seeing more as well!

crippaXXXalmqvist said...

hej'n'wellcome kurt! you got some very different styles of drawing, which is a good thing. i like 'em all, but as always i do prefer it B/W.

Human Mollusk said...

Beautiful drawings Kurt!

Kurt Komoda said...

Thanks, everyone! Glad to be amongst your company.

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

Glad you finally posted,, I still really like your Nucklavee, even though I know you could do better.