BUTTON CLUB GUEST ARTIST - K.F. ANDERSON

August 25, 2014

BUTTON CLUB GUEST ARTIST - K.F. ANDERSON

 artist website

K. F. Anderson is a visual storyteller from Chicago, IL. He is best known for illustrating the children's book series “Toos the Cat,” but he began by writing and drawing his own comics.  In 2012 he studied the art of animation at Animation Mentor where he developed his skills in the fundamentals of that art form.

While drawing inspiration from other artists, he studies psychology, dreams, and nature to fuel his creativity and give a natural element to his work. Each piece explores deeper concepts that lie within the order of the universe. With every project Anderson aims to inspire innovation in all who view his art.  He believes the key to positive growth in human beings worldwide lies in our ability to share with one another and to respond to our innate creativity.

He is featured in the August 2014 issue:

 

Source of inspiration:   Mathematics. The shapes and numbers behind the Fibonacci spiral, anything Pythagoras, mainly geometry.
Three adjectives that describe your art:    Surreal, wondrous, alive.
Favorite creative tool:    My dreams.
Favorite snack:    Mixed nuts.
Favorite toy (now or as a kid):    Super Nintendo. I like video games in general though.
Favorite creative gig:  Anything where I'm able to tell a story with the work.
Dog or Cat? Both are cool.
What music are you listening to right now? Rochelle Jordan.
If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be and why? Professor X. He runs a school where he teaches good values and brings outcasts into a community where they are not only accepted but learn to accept and help others. He teaches them an intrinsic self worth that they never thought possible in their lives before he found them. He's Martin Luther King if he were a telepath.
What's the strangest thing you've ever seen?
Life is pretty strange in general in my experience.
Favorite mythical creature: The rainbow serpent.
Pin-back button story:
The coolest thing about buttons to me is that they're a representation of our beliefs, and our beliefs drive everything that we do in our lives. If I see someone walking down the street wearing 'the 1' on their chest, I know that this is a person who believes in love and oneness to the point where they won't leave their house without reminding themselves that this is what really matters in life.


Additional information/Special announcements:
Go to my website, http://artofkfa.com and sign up for the mailing list. I'll have some exciting new announcements in the coming months that will include an opportunity to win art prints from me.