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Wildly Imaginative Realms: Concept Art by Ken Henderson



A characters design for a young cyborgMech Kid


Ken Henderson of Head Cheese Entertainment Inc. is an illustrator and concept artist who has worked a variety of high-profile projects in the video game and entertainment industries – he’s also our featured artist today! Ken’s works combine wildly imaginative realms with reality-grounded design.

 

A digitally rendered image of an angry yetiYeti Concept

While in our last feature we looked specifically at Ken’s concept art and worlds, I really like looking through Ken’s creature and character designs. The artist is quite good at imagining a variety of aliens, demons, animals and humans with something of a nod to the background information for each. His create designs in particular are rarely shown on blank background but are rather placed directly into hypothetical environments.

 

A logo design sheet for mHerge media groupLogo design for a social media company

Ken is also skilled as a graphic designer and illustrator for various commercial ventures, as well as an art director and project manager. Some examples of his process and works are available in his portfolio. 

 

A screen capture of the front page of Ken Henderson's websitewww.headcheeseinc.com


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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