Koi Turnbull here, and I want to welcome you to the revamped version of koiturnbull.com. The reboot is cool and deceptively simple all by the hands of Kyle whose work goes far beyond what you see here so MANY thanks to Kyle for a beautiful site!!!
To those unfamiliar with my work, thanks for stopping by. I have been an illustrator in the Comic book industry for about 20 years. I reside in Los Angeles, where I call home, but I am a New Yorker, born and raised and still a METS FAN!!! That's right, a METS fan!! I grew up in the shadow of Shea and root for them to the last game............. Until the Yankees go to the playoffs and then I'm Yankee fan to rep NYC. Although this year is the year I might root for the Dodgers. Not because they're winning every game and it's hard to carry orange in a sea of blue, but because Dodgers got three former Mets who were GREAT for us. So, I'm torn this year. But for now, enough of this baseball talk ;-)
For about 6 years I lived in North Carolina, where I still have friends for life and where I learned a lot about drawing as a kid being around great guys(artists) like Rick Davis, Randy Green, WAKI, Mike Weiringo, Chuck Wojkiewictz and MANY others like Bilal, Wanda and slew of friends who are like family. All of these experiences made me the artist I am today. We don't just learn from those who help us out professionally, but also our connections to family make up our values that we express as artist. Art is an expression of the human spirit, it's hard to do it without soul.
I definitely want to uses this daily blog for you guys to learn and see the process I go through daily with my art, the ups and downs and how I do what I do. I really want to give you a inside into how I go from a blank 11X17 page to what you read. I think this will be a fun journey for us all. I want to keep you guys up to date with my projects and grow a great community of readers that LOVE art, comics and the fun things in life! This blog wouldn't be right if i didn't also share my personal side as Artist, because its always a balancing act with being at the board and living a life outside my work
Lastly, my 1st blog would not be possible without mentioning the LOVE of my life, my partner in crime and all the other cute names you can think of.... YAZMIN! She got this ball rolling and continues to push it all, while I am stuck at the board pushing out the ART! It's a perfect balance...... WELL, we make it as balanced as possible. It tends to go more one way then the other, that's when one of us sets us back on track. The HARDEST part of being an artist is balancing your relationships and meeting your deadlines. All in all, I am glad I never settled and have Yaz by my side. I wouldn't want it any other way.
She's not just looking after me, but the 3 babies we have..........babies as in 3 CATS! Yes, we're one of those ;-) Mom and Dad to 3 beautiful kitties. Messiah, Prince and Zion. More to come on them later, they deserve to have a post all to themselves. ;-)
- I am open to questions you may have or just wanting to say HI! I can be reached at : My Email: email@example.com
- As my readers, I hope to be blogging to you guys at least once to twice a day, all depending on the day.
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