Enn Kay is an artist who appeared on the scene about a year ago and has been very busy ever since. His characters can be found all over Bristol, and his artwork improves with each one.
Enn Kay’s latest favourite character appears to be this dragon/crocodile figure, which seems to have superseded his octopus character. It is always good to see artists move on and develop ideas, especially character artists who can at times be seduced or locked into producing a single character and adapting it with decoration or colour or details. A nice piece painted during a paint jam in the grubby underpass.
This piece from Enn Kay (NAK) demonstrates just how far the artist has come in a relatively short space of time. There are qualities in this piece that are not present in some of his earlier works, which provide texture and depth, rather than a flat solid monster with an outline.
This sophistication advance can be seen in the shading on the ‘dragon’ character, with different tones of green creating more of a 3D effect. The whole piece has more of a pastel feel to it and is less harsh on the eye than a solid fill monster. I love the way the character is spraying a little monster on the edge of the piece. A great work from Enn Kay.
Because I go out about three times a week, walking the dog in some of the easy-access graffiti spots, it is inevitable that I will meet artists from time to time. Now that the weather is improving and the days are getting longer, I expect to meet more while they are actually painting.
I was lucky enough to bump in to RZA and Enn Kay while they were painting this small collaboration. Stopping to chat with them was a real pleasure as both artists took time to chew the fat with me. I think that this might be the first piece I have posted from RZA, although I know I have others in my archive. Enn Kay is, of course, no stranger to the pages of Natural Adventures, in spite of the fact that he has only been spraying walls since the back end of last year.
This chirpy collaboration features an ‘octopus’ type monster from Enn Kay sitting alongside a face in a white burst breakout box (is the best way I can describe it). Enn Kay, in particular, is rapidly establishing himself in the Bristol scene with both his creativity and his productivity. Watch this space for more from these two.
I met Enn Kay last week under Brunel Way down by the river for the first time, and what an absolute pleasure it was too. He was painting with his ‘brother’ at the time, and I wasn’t sure whether that meant his ‘brother’ or his actual brother – I am not really up with contemporary slang, being such an oldie.
Enn Kay has been absolutely smashing it lately, which is no small feat, given that he only started painting walls at the back end of last year. This is one of his octopus monsters, of which there are several knocking around. Beautifully painted and full of character, these pieces add so much to the vast array of styles and subjects in Bristol.
It is plain to see that coming back to work after a week away has hit me pretty hard, and I wasn’t able to prepare two posts before work this morning, and I have had to wait until now to get this second one out today. My apologies.
This is a nice and simple monster column piece from Enn Kay very nicely done. I do like monster painters, and we now have a couple vying for space in some of the Bristol spots. Enn Kay has managed to upsize his sketches really well, and each monster is different. There is plenty more to come from this new and prolific artist.
With this post I am going to reacquaint you with relative newcomer to Bristol Enn Kay, and the second of his recent Octopus monster pieces. Although I haven’t yet met the artist, I understand that he has only been painting walls since December last year. That is incredible when you think about it, as it can take years to reach this standard. Enn Kay is an illustrator who has been drawing his characters for a while, so he is familiar with them, but upscaling to spray paint and walls is no mean feat, and he has achieved it very well indeed.
The octopus-monster is set on a backdrop of stylised clouds, already introducing another layer of sophistication and his initials to the left are nicely done too. I love the mouth and teeth with the zig-zag running through it. There are many cartoon signature illustration techniques in this piece and Enn Kay has executed them really well. Look forward to more from the artist, I think he has a hunger for spray painting.
Allow me to introduce you to Enn Kay, an artist who has been decorating walls and columns in South Bristol for a few months, and who is very, very busy indeed. This post is likely to be the first of many from this monster character artist.
This ‘octopus’ monster piece is one of Enn Kay’s recent offerings, but I have pictures of pieces going back a few months. I am guessing that the artist has recently moved to Bristol and is loving the opportunities to spray. The monster is clean and neatly done with some great cartoon characteristics. I am looking forward to Enn Kay developing and adding more depth to his characters. It is great to welcome yet another artist to the pages of Natural Adventures.