View Full Version : Once Upon a Time - Kay Nielsen - March 2010

03-01-2010, 12:49 PM
Hi - This month's children Illstrator thread will feature the awesome artist - Kay Nielsen - (l886 - 1957)

He was born in Denmark. Studied in Paris and ended up working with Walt Disney but was a pauper towards the end of his life. How could it be? He was an amazingly talented artist.
So lets enjoy his art as he no doubt did. Else why would he have persisted despite the lack of monetary encouragement. A true artist to the bone must he have been. Imitation is best - I don't think we can outright copy because he hasn't been gone long enough for that.

Here are links and images.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Nielsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Nielsen)

03-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Robin, I don't know this illustrator at all. Will read up on him. I think the images are great.:clap:

03-03-2010, 01:05 AM
Nor was I aware of him. It is neat to learn about all these wonderful artists.

03-03-2010, 02:24 PM
Oh yes! I can really go for those long skinny legs! :lol: Can't wait to have a try at this.

Some of his work looks a bit Art Nouveau - kind of elongated and curving lines. I like it. :thumbsup:

03-07-2010, 08:19 PM
I really like all three of these photos. I'm going to design something along those lines. Like Inky, I love those long legs too!!

At the bottom of this page, there are many art collection too!


03-08-2010, 11:34 AM
Yes Inky he is rather art noveauish to me too.

Yes, Sandra there was alot of his work on the net.....beautiful stuff - dreamy stuff

03-16-2010, 11:52 AM
This started as a doodle and went on and on....in the spirit of....


What a beautiful illustrator.

03-17-2010, 12:55 PM
Lovely Janet - it just exudes your personality and his combined -

Here is my WIP though it too is just a doodle - I did this without a pencil sketch underneath to lost my way when applying the masking. To finish tonight would be good.

04-02-2010, 01:10 AM
I finished this - I don't like that I left out the figures:( - I really like this illustrator

04-02-2010, 06:18 AM
Beautiful, Robin. Has your pen and ink style that I like so much combined with Nielson's fantasy world. I like this illustrator too,,,and I'd never heard of him. So many artists...so little time.:lol:

04-02-2010, 12:49 PM
thanks Janet

09-12-2010, 02:07 PM
I was testing out my Derivian Liquid Pencil sepia permanent. It's hard to use.

Added Daniel Smith watercolor and Faber Castell Polycrhomos colored pencils.


09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Really like this on, Sandra. Sort of scary with a safe haven in the woods.

09-15-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes, this is a good study....