Sky Welkin, born Derek Simon, is a published author and illustrator from Virginia currently residing in Colorado. Since graduating from Old Dominion University (BFA) in 2014 he has pursued a career as an artist focusing on his thematic illustrations. The word ÛÏWelkinÛ? comes from an Old English term, ‘wolcen,’ which means cloud or heavenly skies. Derek extended its meaning to include his cloud characters called Weebees, and a unique landscape: a conceptual landscape that has themes of inquiry, continuum, reason, and evolution. His Children’s book, “A Weebee’s Alphabet Journey”, was published December 1st, 2015. He is currently working as both a painter and cartoonist while focusing on branding his illustrations.
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Genre / Style:
My work falls in the categories of Abstract, Humor, Kids Comics, and Alternative Comics