Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Signing!!


On Saturday, September 13th, I took a trip down to Coral Springs, Florida to celebrate the launch of Kerry O'Malley Cerra's debut middle grade novel, Just a Drop of Water, which I had the great privilege of illustrating the cover. Check out the book trailer:




The launch party was a huge success! Over 300+ people showed up and we signed books nonstop from 3pm to 6pm! Here are a few pics:







Illest of Ill Demo Night 2014


This semester's Demo Night at Ringling College of Art & Design was super fun, as always! 
I love my faculty trading card, created by illustrator Angela Tsai. Thank you, Angela!!

Check out more of her work here:




For Demo Night I decided to do something crazy and let loose. I rendered a high fantasy concept sketch a did a while ago, using pastel pencils on toned paper. Took about 2.5 hours total. 
And here it is!! Looks to me like it would make a pretty sic tattoo.



Recent Figure Drawings

Hello!

I have not posted in a while because there has been a lot going on, and now a lot to post about!

Just to get warmed up, here are a few recent figure drawing and gestures from last Wednesday's faculty figure drawing session. 






Friday, June 27, 2014

YA Muses muse on Storybird



Here's a really great blog post from author of Some Pig in the City, Jodi Kendall, about Storybird. She does a great job of summarizing everything. Check it out!

http://yamuses.blogspot.com/2014/06/current-project-writing-for-storybird.html

Summertime Stuff


Hello! It's summertime! Hope you are having a lovely one so far...

Just a quick update here:
Things are much different this time around compared to summers in the past. I usually go home to California, but this time I bought a house in Florida and have decided to stay here to fix it up and teach PreCollege at Ringling (which starts on Monday!)

I've been working on a few freelance projects too, the first being Some Pig in the City, written by Jodi Kendall (which is a serialized project where new chapters and artwork post every two weeks (it should wrap up in August) and an early reader book titled No Cookies For You published by Heinemann Young Readers.

So things are quite busy and exciting! The above illustration is an in-progress sample from the No Cookies book. I've been working digitally for both assignments. For PreCollege, I'll be teaching Illustration and Painting, which will be a nice excuse for me to switch back over the the pen nibs and paintbrushes for a while! I'll post demos if I get a chance.

Thanks for reading!
Katy

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hamlet Escapes!


The third chapter of Some Pig in the City, written by Jodi Kendall, just posted on Storybird! Here's the color illustration I made for this chapter. Go read what happens!!

http://storybird.com/chapters/some-pig-in-the-city/3/