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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:

www.saatchiart.com/williamking

society6.com/williamking

www.redbubble.com/people/willi…

www.curioos.com/darkalfar

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.

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

This is a series of eclectic images, moods, metaphors and good old scary stuff. The series was inspired partly by the Visage song, Damned Don’t Cry and a recent conversation with a close friend who asked if my illness affects my art. I struggle with chronic depression amongst other things and it is a wearying and ugly illness which often frustrates and angers me. In conversation we also talked about art as therapy and I wondered what might happen if I were to let loose my macabre tendencies and exploit my mental darkness and convey it onto a digital canvas. The results were neither anticipated or expected as once I began I discovered I had so many visual stories I could tell that I have struggled to keep ahead of my oft raving imagination.

I began this series back in January and it is ongoing as of September 2018. Now I have started this exorcism of the depression haunting my soul I feel a need, an insatiable need, to release the inner darkness and allow the light to finally rest on serene pastures new. The work is not really biographical or representative of who I am or how I feel. They are works of fantasy influenced by a desire to express an illness. So there is much beauty to be found here. There is also scary stuff, twisted things, macabre themes and oh so many metaphors that I have lost count of them all. Many pictures took on a life of their own and became a story in their own right. Others are just as they appeared in my head. There are memories here, feelings and emotions captured in an image which sometimes hides its true intent. Some pictures were simply just a bit of fun to make, while others are a homage to films and books. Oh and did I mention the metaphors?

Some of the titles to these works have no bearing on the contents whatsoever. Others convey exactly what the image represents. Others are hints and suggestive of something else. For me it is all a game, a bit of fun. So have fun reading the stories contained within and if you simply don’t ‘get’ a picture then consider that perhaps that is the point, take note of how it makes you feel and you’ll probably discover that you are ‘getting’ it after all. Some times we should stop asking questions and trying to understand especially when the answer simply needs to be felt.

And do also remember to not take it all so seriously. This is an artist at play and though I haven’t yet explained the rules, I invite you to come and play too.

 

Travelling with no destination

No place to go

Nameless towns with faceless people

No place I know

Time to close my mind and drift off

To other scenes

Lose myself in glossy pages

Dull magazines

Moments pass by, oh so slowly

Makes me lonely too

Twisting street light, in the darkness

Makes me lonely too

Ah The Damned Don't Cry

No The Damned Don't Cry

Climbing smoke climbs upward slowly

Past my trembling face

I see myself in rain soaked windows

In a different place

Single heartbeats in the dim light

Makes me lonely too

Hearing sounds of celebrations

Makes me lonely too

 

Songwriters: William Currie / Midge Ure / Rusty Egan / Dave Formula / Steve Strange

 

  • Listening to: Post Mortem with Mick Garris
  • Reading: The City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
  • Watching: Narcos: Mexico
  • Playing: too busy to play
  • Eating: Silicon Fungi
  • Drinking: Yorkshire Tea

Activity


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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THANK YOU

No need to thank me for anything, and to all who favourite and feature my work and also to all you wonderful artists who watch me....thank you, thank you and thank you xx

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danielhudson560 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
so sorry for my lateness i been so busy cant believe it been nearly another year since i thanked any one. so i am thanking you now. Thanks so much for the the watch I am most honored thank you. I hope your well. I hope you had a nice Christmas and i hope you had a nice start to the new year. and i wish you all the best and i hope it be better year then 2018 (specially poor for me as well as the year before) (it has been very hard  last two years for me) i hope 2019 will be the best year, i do hope it will be good year for you and me. and i hope 2019 will be the best year yet, I hope you and your family will remember this one for years to come.  happy new year to you and your friends 

( do hope so as for me the last two past years had very little going for me compared to 2016. but dose not mean to say they wont good years for you and and all.)


I wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. I look forward to more of your work soon. I wish you all the best take care be safe I wish you all the best of luck and health and well wishes.. have a nice evening.

I am truly very grateful to you. I look forward to seeing more work from you soon god bless Speak to you soon  have a nice rest of year with all the enjoys of all the 4 season of the turning of the year i get lot of joy and pleasure by studying them. i get so much great pleasure with the colours that the trees turns. i dont show my art and i am not very good. and i rarely up load these days. but i cant wait to see you art work.s thanks again for watching me. i get so much joy and pleasure from others artists work. it shows me so much more i can do and learn and give others the joy i get from watching other. thanks again watching me.

i always watch in return i cant wait to see what you can do too i am so crap at drawing, but  i hope i can improve. if you can show me some good pointers i be so grateful.  if you want too i hope you had a nice Halloween when it comes around again  as well. i hope you enjoyed your thanks giving too.i hope it was a great time with friends and family. i hope your Easter goes well i hope you have a nice valentines will be one to be remembered as you are special  and everyone desires loves and someone equally special as that you are ,  i hope your summer will be nice and not to hot. enjoy your fall always nice to see the colours it always cheers me up when i use them as  bright as there are in my art when i am hurt or down.. and i hope you had a great Halloween love to hear all about it your 2018. i hope to speak to you soon all the best and high regards and well wishes danny. 
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ZombieInn Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the :+fav: 
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Writer

:D :D B-Day! :party: :cake: Hope you have a fun one & that this year will be your best yet... :heart:           

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Michael-And-Jello Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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Calvin286 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Happy birthday to you, and enjoy this video AKA HOW NOT TO PLAY RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRWdv5asDlA
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