The Same, But Different: Kirk’s Portfolio, Part II

Okay, I’ve thrown together another sampling of my illustration work, as I promised yesterday in Part I.

A quick note about the nature of fictional life forms and nudity: The android woman depicted in the following three illustrations has, as you will see, an external casing that is made entirely of some other-worldly reflective alloy. Thanks to her metallic body, she comes off more as a statue or a sculpture than an actual person. For this reason, I hope that her ‘nudity’ will not cause anyone alarm.

3D Modeling and Rendering

The following images were all created using 3D-modeling/rendering software. I failed to mention last time that all my 3D work undergoes extensive post-render work in Photoshop. This way, I am able to use my strengths (image manipulation and retouching) to make up for any deficiencies caused by my weaknesses (self-taught 3D modeling).

The first three images are, obviously, a themed series and are the only things I’ve done utilizing this particular character. The next image was an early 3D modeling exercise*. The fifth image depicts a scene in the Elric Saga, an excellent piece of heroic fantasy by my favorite author Michael Moorcock.

Photo Manipulation

The first in this series is another piece based on Elric of Melniboné and other noteworthy characters created by Moorcock. It was created for a contest over at Moorcock’s Miscellany. Next, we have a fun fictional product advertisement for a, shall we say, controversial weight-loss program. And finally, there are a couple of my nice, perfectly legal parody pieces.

Logo Design

My daughter Amanda commissioned this last piece. It is the logo I designed for the Federal Way High School Gay Straight Alliance. Obviously.

As always, thanks for taking the time to check out my work. Next time I make a ‘portfolio’ post, I’ll showcase some of the commercial work I’ve done for some of today’s more prominent computer software and hardware vendors.

* “Darth Vader” and “Lightsaber” are trademarks of Lucasfilm, Ltd. I have no desire to piss off George Lucas, so I would like to state that I have never made any money off my illustration of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and never will.

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About kirkstarr

I draw pictures for a living.
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7 Responses to The Same, But Different: Kirk’s Portfolio, Part II

  1. marque says:

    you show off. 😉 you So know I kid! You are really talented and I love good art. How awesome it would be to be so gifted at something. And be able to do what you have a passion for. Hey….I am single now. Know of any good dudes for me? Somebody just like you. (((hugs)))

  2. sonyaseattle says:

    Kirk, your work is all stunning. I just caught up with your last few posts – wow! And you have that kind of edgy darkness that makes it more than good art: it's clever and intriguing. I'm proud to know you, sir! Well, "know" as in share Vox comments, in any case. :)Seriously. You're good.

  3. I love your work so much! Are you looking at creating a new portfolio site? If you are make sure you post the link when it's up – I want to see more of your illustrations and design!

  4. Red Pen says:

    The zero dollar bill is pure genius!

  5. Kirk says:

    Marque: You are such a sweetheart. I just love you to death.sonyaseattle: coming from someone who can draw with photographic realism, that's high praise indeed! Thank you! And yeah, I definitely try to make up for whatever artistic shortcomings I have by shocking the sh*t out of my viewer. Just wait until I post the darker stuff! ;)EWQ: Not sure when I'm getting a dedicated art site up, but hopefully by summer. I'll definitely let you know.DB: Thanks, my friend. Good to see you around, too. Hope you're healing up okay.Red Pen: The Dubya dollar is, somewhat surprisingly, the one piece that has recieved the most feedback. Evidently, the president is more worthy of scorn to most people than porn or android nudity. Go figure.

  6. my fave is the iBeer. I don't drink beer, but if I did, I'd want it to be an iBeer. ;)iWant© = iBeer©

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