Ky Kennedy used Procreate® to digitally illustrate Biohacker’s Shop, Digital Clairvoyance, and Resurrection.
Ky Kennedy is a nonbinary concept artist that specializes in fantasy and horror character design. “My art focuses on character design and creating a diverse cast to the stories I bring to life. While I research the designs, I take into account who they are both in personality and background. I find representation extremely important, many of the genres that I have passion for tend to be generally one-note in who certain roles are for, and I want to use my art to help break this unnecessary mold.”
“As an artist, I like to explore relationships between different genres in my concepts. My current focus has been fantasy and cyberpunk. Much of fantasy I see is full of magic and power, but deals little with technology. Meanwhile cyberpunk has technological enhancements that have a similar power, but usually only with humans. I think the two pair well together, especially aesthetically, and it's been fun experimenting with how technology could boost what magic has to offer. I get really inspired by technology and going to hacking conventions. They often have bright LED displays and their code has some really nice color schemes against a dark background. I wanted to combine some of those aesthetics and ideas from there and explore how it would interact with the magics of a fantasy world, which is one of my favorite genres of media. I hope to continue this concept in the future. I think that a world of cyberpunk fantasy creatures would be a really interesting story to work on. There’s so many ways tech and magic can enhance each other!”