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William King
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
I am now on patreon, please come and visit, your support would be awesome.
www.patreon.com/williamking


Please check out my online shops for everything from t-shirts to phone covers:

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I was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire in 1967. I worked as a plant breeder/laboratory technician for 14 years before a change in career to follow my childhood dream of filmmaking. I have worked as a cinematographer, director of lighting, editor, composer, scriptwriter, special effects technician, producer and director.
Forming MoonCloud Productions in 1999, I made several short films and music videos. 2003 saw me experiment with animation and rotoscoping resulting in two films shown at the Meniscus Film Festival, A Devil’s Heaven (a collaboration with Japanese artist Ankoku Koubou Maki), and the competition entry, Atmosphere. I also made the United Nations music video Crazy World for singer Andrea Meadows in 2004.
Illness saw me withdraw from film production until 2009 when, working for WeKnowMe Productions and Patchwork Pictures, I made 12 music videos and short animated films; Storyboard: Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Black Bikini and Black Bava Sabbath are among my more notable works. My last effort for French Composer Josue Pelissier was the short film Origins.
Unfortunately the pressures of production resulted in my having to again withdraw from all film work and put my fragile health first. In the last few years, I have begun to experiment with canvas and digital painting as a means to keep creatively occupied without the stresses or pressures of my chosen career. This work has resulted in The Dreaming Fly series of abstract paintings – which were exhibited in Hull in 2011.

I am an aficionado of world cinema, French and Japanese being particular favorites. All time classics for me are as diverse as Alien, Fargo to Delicatessen and Amelie. I am passionate music listener from prog rock to techno. On any given day I may switch between Spock’s Beard and Infected Mushroom. I also enjoy the classical music of Mozart and Vivaldi and especially enjoy the operas of Verdi, he is a musical genius!
I much enjoy photography and lazy walks alongside water! I derive much enjoyment being besides a river or the sea. I have an eclectic range of interests especially history, from museums to old castles. Astronomy, true crime, conspiracy theories, science fiction, horror, fantasy, art of all types, live music, good coffee or Yorkshire tea, camping, live theatre, are just a few things which appeal to me.

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Current Residence: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Orc Medium/Goblin XXLarge
Favourite genre of music: Prog rock/metal - orchestral soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Digital Sci-Fi
Operating System: a battered V.1.1 troglodyte brain
MP3 player of choice: Spotify
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Natural foliage
Skin of choice: Yours to get under
Favourite cartoon character: Granny o'Grimm
Personal Quote: Ho-Hum!
Interests
It is on one hand a rather sorry state of affairs that there are people out there who copy pictures and then have the audacity to claim it as their own work, on the other hand there is an element of flattery that someone loves your work to the extent that they wish they had made it. But theft is theft and credits for other peoples work is also stealing. I use as the basis for some of my work photographs by Tim Felce as a source of inspiration. I wrote Tim and told him i was a fan of his aviation photography and asked him permission to adapt and recreate his work into drawings and paintings. He was delighted with what i proposed and gave me his wholehearted support and most importantly permission. I credit Tim as my source of inspiration whenever i create a piece which was inspired by one of his photos. Simple respect works wonders huh? A courteous letter mitigates often any burning desire to steal and then you get to create your own work too!
Sadly i am having to mark all my work on deviant with the rather intrusive Deviant copyright watermark due to more than one fellow choosing to utilise some of my pictures on their own pages and claim it as their own work. Sorry that i have to do this as i personally think it ruins the viewing pleasure. But credit where credit is due, it is now a necessity.
However all is not lost. If you'd like a full resolution digital download then there is a link by each art piece for you to click on. Yes you have to pay a small fee but i'm sure it is worth it. Alternatively, I am now on Patreon and if you become a supporter of mine then most of my artwork will be available to you as full resolution downloads at no extra cost, www.patreon.com/williamking  I hope to see you there in the near future.
Thanks for your understanding and i hope the watermarks do not ruin your enjoyment of my rather trippy experiments.
will
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  • Listening to: Chicago Transit Authority 1969
  • Reading: Kevin Schillo - The Tabernacle Of Legion
  • Watching: Halt And Catch Fire
  • Playing: too busy to play
  • Eating: Hallucinogenic cacti
  • Drinking: Clipper Tea

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Just starting to upload work to patreon....please do come and support me, your patronage would be awesome and all digital works are being made available as high definition downloads available to all my supporters. thanks xx
www.patreon.com/williamking
ah, having to put the deviant watermark on all my work due to theft...so sad!
Just finished my first bird...an African Fish Eagle, trying my hand at merging abstract elements from my Bedlam styling into this to create a surreal piece.
been up since 5am finishing my first bomber pic The Spirit of Great Britain: Avro Vulcan bomber painted for my brother. Just uploaded.
Uploading bedlam pics and also uploading plastic wax factory prints to redbubble.

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LLamas

No need to thank me for Llamas, they are given for a bit of fun...

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Fressia Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Thank you for the llamaHug 
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mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
thx for ur love
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MarluCollis10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
¡Gracias por la llama! ;)
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MaryBorde Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!

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SaraSchiffer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the llama
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