Welcome to KDEKANY, a pencil artist of all sorts of things. Let me introduce myself.
I'm Krisztina Dekany, a Hungarian artist and photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I started drawing around 10 years ago, that's roughly 2 years after I moved to the UK. Ever since I've been living in cities by the sea, that's probably where my first inspirations came from. As far as I can remember I've been in love with the Ocean and it's inhabitants. My favourite animal even from a very young age has always been the Orca, Killer Whale. It's safe to say that the Orca has become my spirit animal even.
My greatest inspiration in my creative journey has been my father, who's also a photographer and artist, I've basically grown up surrounded by his artworks. So one day I grabbed a pencil and started my own journey. At first I was mainly drawing marine wildlife art, but as my knowledge expanded I tried out different techniques, materials and it led me where I am today, doing all sorts of things. I've got a sketchbook I love experimenting and colourtesting in, you can take a look inside under INFO tab.
Photography has always been part of my life from a very young age, I also graduated in Photography. You can find some of the different series under INFO on the BLOG pages.
Charity work is an important part of my life. I have worked on several collaborations with different marine conservation groups and societies because I believe in the importance of ocean protection. A portion of sales is also donated to different ocean conservation societies through purchases of my artworks.
For more information, work in progress videos and photos find me on Instagram @kdekany_art.
These are my most recent photos from my studio space, including myself. Hello, it's Krisztina here. This is one of my latest drawings, Guided by the Light. Here I combined the negative technique, traditional illustration and digital editing.
I call this the 'bat challenge'. Every 5 years I challenge myself to recreate my first ever drawing, this flying Pipistrelle Bat. I remember that night when I grabbed a pen and started sketching. That was the moment when I realized I would like to do art so with the guidance of my father I started drawing. I wanted to share this journey in the hope to inspire others to start creating like I did back then.