Leon Nikoo
Lockdown Duck ducks


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Lockdown Duck ducks started as an idea I had for a Christmas present for my partner and her child. We had spent a lot of time going to the Walthamstow Wetlands, and I had even bought some binoculars and got into bird watching. We all found entertainment there, and it made our lives a little more comfortable during the pandemic.

How was the illustration used:
It was a gift but it got lots of attention from the local Council and the Walthamstow Wetlands

How did you make this work:
Over the months, I started to make the animation in secret as it was a surprise. We visited the Wetlands, and I recorded little sounds, took photos. When developing the style, I wanted it to reflect the mood and nature of the wetlands truly. Often, the skies were grey, and at times it would rain. The birds would sit still, and we were just fascinated by them.

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Buckinghamshire Chilterns University
BA Hons Graphics Design
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Leon Nikoo is an Artist / Animator based in East London. His work is inspired by travel and nature. In 2019 he published a book titled People and places of South America. He likes to document his experiences with animate art and sound.