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William W. Knauth
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William W. Knauth
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I began creating art in my High School years, after taking a number of art courses I began to develop my own style of drawing that I found I enjoyed creating. I have been pursuing this approach during the following years. Recently I have begun experimenting with wood as an artistic medium and also the use of a computer router for design engraving. Since I have only a relative small number of compositions scanned and fully digitized the works displayed on this site are not a full representation of the corpus of my work. A great deal of what I draw is abstract line drawings, sometimes with color and sometimes kept black and white. While drawing and composing pieces I typically either try to abstract a specific subject, or simply play with the intersecting of lines and textures. For example I find I am very drawn to the shape composition of arthropods, some insects, and sea life in general. Also I really like using space and star-scapes as backgrounds. There is a sort of binary thought process that goes on for me while drawing. There is me thinking of maps and the geologic and geographic interaction of shapes and textures and there is what I think of as the biological element. Simply but I am trying to envision and the draw a sort of none realistic combination of a landscape with its rivers mountains, cities and other human infrastructure with the different but at times similar layout of a large organism, a biological example being a whale, and a none biologic one being a star-ship. I was always really attracted to science fiction visually as a child an much of that was the images of massive star ships that are part of that genre, and that visual influence shows in some of my work. Some pieces of mine are intentionally meant to be enormous space craft traversing the cosmos.
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Favorite visual artistGoldsworthy and H. R. GigerFavorite moviesRings Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Dragon Tattoo films, Into the Wild, The Road, Spirited Away, Tora Tora Tora, DeadSnow, Shaun of the Dead, Hot FuzzFavorite TV showsVenture Brothers, Game of Thrones, Futurama, Metalocolypse, Superjail!, Borgias, Walander Favorite bands / musical artistsVarious Metal bands, Classical music, folk and old time music, some national anthems and marchesFavorite booksThe Prince, The Art of War, The Book of the Way, Meditations, On the Nature of ThingsFavorite writersCormac MacCarthy, Lovecraft, Poe, J. B. Bury, Gibbons, Toynbee, Neil Gaiman, Tolkien, Machiavelli, Lao Tzu, Sun Tzu Favorite gamesTotal War series, Elder Scrolls Series, Ive played some of the Halos but not a great dealTools of the TradeUltra fine sharpie, prismacolor markers, wood burning tool, acrylic paint, large ink marker Other InterestsVery strong interest in history, specifically the ancient and classical periods and the twentieth century, also have a basic knowledge of Greek that I use in art at times