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Sky Welkin

Name: Derek Simon

Virginia, USA

Concept/Pseudonym : Sky Welkin

Company Name: Sky Welkin LLC

Slogan: "Above All"

Website: skywelkin.com

The goal: Brand my art

Target audience: The art community as a whole

About:  

The word, 'welkin,' comes from an Old English term, 'wolcen,' which means cloud or heavenly skies.   I extended its meaning to include a unique landscape of my state of mind: a conceptual landscape that has themes of inquiry, continuum, reason, and evolution.  I sees it as an abstraction of life,and Sky Welkin is a way to escape the confines of reality and the horrible things that come with it — horrible things such as racism, greed, corruption, and biased media.  Derek’s concept establishes a foundation that supports the pillars of originality, truth, and perspective.   His style can morph into any fashion. 

Inspiration:

Through realizing and accepting my attraction to the environments depicted by filmmaker Tim Burton and the wit of cartoonist Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), I found I could express myself more creatively by drawing illustrations and cartoons.   And further, the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein prompted me to develop a concept and personal theme of my own — Sky Welkin

Logo/ wordmark: (My actual signature/tag) reads 'sky' which is my alias.  I also like to have fun with it and create a composition.  Sometimes I duplicate my signatrure over and over to fill negative space in my drawings.

Tees will be $25 

11''x17'' prints $15

I'm aware that this class is for fashion branding.  My artwork extends to fashion but its definitely not my focus.  Inspired by the way Parra translated his artwork to clothing, I aim to do something similar.  Will not be able to put my first tees up until later in september

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