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Avengers: Endgame (Comic Variant) by Kmadden2004 Avengers: Endgame (Comic Variant) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 16 0 Avengers: Endgame (Title Variant) by Kmadden2004 Avengers: Endgame (Title Variant) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 7 1 Avengers: Endgame by Kmadden2004 Avengers: Endgame :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 11 0 Cabin Pressure by Kmadden2004 Cabin Pressure :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 3 0 Guillermo Del Toro by Kmadden2004 Guillermo Del Toro :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 9 3 The Dark Knight Trilogy (Remastered) by Kmadden2004 The Dark Knight Trilogy (Remastered) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 14 0 Light the Fuse by Kmadden2004 Light the Fuse :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 10 0 The Super Mario Brothers by Kmadden2004 The Super Mario Brothers :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 33 1 Self-Portraits by Kmadden2004 Self-Portraits :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 1 0 The Piano's Been Drinking by Kmadden2004 The Piano's Been Drinking :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 3 0 The Black Order (Colour Variant) by Kmadden2004 The Black Order (Colour Variant) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 13 1 The Black Order (Mono Variant) by Kmadden2004 The Black Order (Mono Variant) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 7 0 The Avengers (Traditional Colour) by Kmadden2004 The Avengers (Traditional Colour) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 14 0 Justice League (Traditional Colour) by Kmadden2004 Justice League (Traditional Colour) :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 16 0 Weekly Sketches: Sketchcards 3 by Kmadden2004 Weekly Sketches: Sketchcards 3 :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 5 3 Weekly Sketches: Sketchcards 2 by Kmadden2004 Weekly Sketches: Sketchcards 2 :iconkmadden2004:Kmadden2004 7 0

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Captain America, sketch. by JohnTimms Captain America, sketch. :iconjohntimms:JohnTimms 275 14 Tutorial How I make the stone by Closz Tutorial How I make the stone :iconclosz:Closz 8,778 121 Lineart Tutorial by Sakuriik Lineart Tutorial :iconsakuriik:Sakuriik 792 29 Value Sketches_Jan 2015 by MichaelBills Value Sketches_Jan 2015 :iconmichaelbills:MichaelBills 147 5 Batman by frogbillgo Batman :iconfrogbillgo:frogbillgo 5,691 366 Putting out fire by Sun-Seeker Putting out fire :iconsun-seeker:Sun-Seeker 1,111 66 Wooden Frame PNG by LoofaDog28 Wooden Frame PNG :iconloofadog28:LoofaDog28 4 0 Mech_Hangar by moonworker1 Mech_Hangar :iconmoonworker1:moonworker1 826 30 Jungle Scout by Hideyoshi Jungle Scout :iconhideyoshi:Hideyoshi 472 18 Gravity: A Flash Comic by an-tan-y Gravity: A Flash Comic :iconan-tan-y:an-tan-y 83 23 The Avengers by chriscopeland by EricGuzman The Avengers by chriscopeland :iconericguzman:EricGuzman 555 30 DC versus Marvel by MannixFrancisco DC versus Marvel :iconmannixfrancisco:MannixFrancisco 714 138 Rain Brushes by koolkidd77 Rain Brushes :iconkoolkidd77:koolkidd77 1,066 305 Bubble Brushes by Tazni Bubble Brushes :icontazni:Tazni 560 117 Trinity, Starpoint Gemini 2 by sittingducky Trinity, Starpoint Gemini 2 :iconsittingducky:sittingducky 3,432 276 Hulk Statue Art by Artgerm Hulk Statue Art :iconartgerm:Artgerm 5,790 137

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Avengers: Endgame
I think I probably went a little overboard with this one...

Been working on this one since last Boxing Day. Was hoping to get it done by early January, but then I got hit with a month-long bout of the worst flu I have ever had in my life... and here we are in March.

Most people would have given up, but not me... not me.;)


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Cabin Pressure
Poster art for the BBC Radio 4 sitcom 'Cabin Pressure,' produced as a Christmas present for a fan of the series.

In keeping with the type of humour in the show, I was aiming to create a poster that touched on the Ealing Comedies of yesteryear.
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Kieran Madden
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Oxford-based illustrator and video editor.

Current Residence: Oxford, UK
Favourite genre of music: I likes what I likes...
Favourite style of art: Illustration
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Beaker... okay, he's a muppet and not a cartoon, but nothing comes close to him!
Personal Quote: "As you go through life, you must be either oh-so smart, or oh-so pleasant. For years, I was smart, but I much prefer pleasant. And you can quote me on that." Elwood P. Dowd - Harvey (1950)

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Interests
Short answer: Whim.
Long Answer: A Whim.

Proper Answer: There's really a couple of reasons why I've started doing these.

Number one is, as somebody who works predominantly as a digital artist, I've been feeling myself getting increasingly complacent over the last couple of years, ending up in a place where all I'm doing is hiding my shortcomings as an artist instead of working to overcome them. In a nutshell; my professional education in art really stopped when I left school, and I mean "school" school, not art school (and even then, I'm sure if you ask my teachers from back then they'll tell you I wasn't really any good). For various reasons I wasn't a good student as a kid, and things like life drawing and technique really skipped me by. So a lot of what I do now is basically self-taught, and I feel like I've been skipping lessons lately. I wish to improve on my brushstroke, my technical issues with proportion and perspective are a can I've been kicking down the road for waaaay too long, and the general look and feel of my work have been doing nothing for the general neuroses I already have surrounding my art, which brings me on to Reason Number Two...

Looking at my galleries and portfolios, both here on dA and on other places, I've felt more and more unsatisfied with my illustrative work. I feel I'm not challenging myself enough in that area, and that most of what I produce in that department just lacks... for want of a better word... style. This is something I really wish to hammer down on and figure out this year, especially as I want to try and develop my work into sequential art more. I'm just finding that more often asking I'm asking myself what exactly do I want my artwork to actually look like and say about me? I want to experiment more with these sketches, and some of what I'm going to post here are probably going to be utter crap (but what else is new?), but I'll even post the craps ones here because... I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess.

(All that plus I may be doing some Artist Alleys this year, and I really need some stuff to sell, so here's hoping I can kill two birds with one stone here...)

The way these weekly sketches will work is this:

  • I'm aiming to do two A5-sized sketches each weekday, and spend the weekend inking them.
  • Of these two sketches, I will do one that is a character from a pre-existing IP (characters from comics, movies, TV shows, books, etc) and one that is an entirely original creation of whatever takes my fancy at that time, or something a random art prompt generator can prod me into doing
  • I'll continue to post the sketches in weekly batches.
  • Time permitting, I'm also hoping to do at least one A4-sized sketch each week.
  • If I'm feeling particularly confident/cocky, I may even try to do one or two A3-sized sketches (but no promises).
Feedback would be appreciated, even if it's just to say "It's crap" (though, it would be more helpful if you could explain to me how and why you think it's crap), otherwise how the hell am I supposed to get any better if nobody will tell me what is and isn't working?

Anyway, sorry for the long post here, and for the influx of sketches today. Thanks, all.

Love, light and peace,
Kieran
  • Listening to: Fear Fun
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: The Good Place
  • Playing: Resident Evil 7
  • Eating: Stir-Fry
  • Drinking: Ice Tea

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:iconbengtzone:
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Still active?
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:iconkmadden2004:
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, yup, still active, just been a little busy with work I can't post here, so I haven't been checking in as much as I used to.

Hopefully I'll have some new stuff to post over the next couple of months.
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
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666Darks Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
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:iconkmadden2004:
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icon666darks:
666Darks Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party:I wish you a wonderful and really happy birthday:hug:
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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:iconwinterthe-masquerade:
Still waiting on those FemShep posters! Please.
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:iconvermx:
VermX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Hi there! May I ask if you're taking commissions by any chance?
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crov Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx 4 favin.
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:iconkmadden2004:
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.

Thanks for the thanks :)
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:iconwinterthe-masquerade:
WinterThe-Masquerade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I'd like to make a request. Could you make a poster for the The Tyranny of King Washington in the same style as your Mass Effect 2 poster, please.
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm... I'll give it a go.:D

I'm a little snowed under with work at the moment, though (plus I still need to actually play the DLC), so I probably won't be able to put anything together for at least a couple of weeks.
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WinterThe-Masquerade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
No problem & btw The Tyranny of King Washington is, in my opinion, the best AC since AC2.
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opeyuvadown Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your stuff is awesome! If you haven't already, please consider uploading any fan art you may have to our fan art site, Fan Art International: [link]
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:iconwinterthe-masquerade:
Could you make a Femshep version of you're Mass Effect posters. PPLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkmadden2004:
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's on the to-do list ;)
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Demias123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watch :D
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.

Thank you for the thank you.:D
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