Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Illustration Friday- Mask

If you were about to dive into a giant puddle of mud you'd wear a mask too. and floaties. gotta wear floaties.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

in color

Here are the colored finishes of the sketches I previously posted. There's nothing like breathing life into your drawings by coloring them up. I love it!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

How time flies

Amazingly it's been a month since I last posted! Sheesh. Well, here's a couple sketches from a commission I've been working on... It's been a really fun gig.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hooray for October!

I just love this time of year ... hope you have a great October!

Monday, September 11, 2006

pause pics

It took me twice as long to finish Pride and Prejudice yesterday because I HAD to keep pausing it to draw characters. Here are some of the inspired sketches...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Continental Man

This week's character theme was "Continental Man" ... and I couldn't help but think of a continental breakfast ... so I combined them :) My friends Dave, Adrien and Jeremy are posting their designs too. Go check 'em out!

Sunday, June 18, 2006


I was invited by Dave James to participate in a weekly character theme. "Wrestler" was the challenge in honor of the new movie 'Nacho Libre' (which was hilarious, by the way, for all you who've not seen it yet). I'm hoping to take this 'ere macho nacho man and paint him up in the near distant future. Thanks for letting me play too, Dave. This was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

pigs pigs pigs

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I'm tired of not posting, I feel so lazy! So I'm actually going to post twice in a week, amazing huh?

I've been drawing a lot of pigs lately because my children's book is full of 'em ... here are a few from my sketchbook.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I've started working more in the "learning materials" industry. The people I've met and I get to work with are some of the nicest and talented individuals I've ever known. I'm one lucky girl.

Here are a few illo assignments I did recently...

Friday, April 07, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

Here are some chamelions I painted in watercolor & gouache over the last couple months. I'd painted a similar composition with red-eyed tree frogs years ago and decided that the frog painting needed a companion on the wall ... I wish I had a picture of the frogs to show you ... sorry.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Duh... Brothers

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

more character fun

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I came up with this creature design from a random squiggle...

Monday, February 27, 2006

characters ...

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I drew these yesterday ... just having fun.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Tax Man

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I did this caricature a week or so ago...

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

just having a good time drawing wrinkles...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Me Good Arrrrm"

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

Blimey! It were good to paint yesterrrday, it'd been a long while. This 'ere matey was sittin' in me sketchbook just awaitin' to be done up all pretty.

Monday, January 30, 2006

one angry ent

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I couldn't help but think of a disgruntled ent-like tree creature when I saw this photo ...

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I enjoyed playing with shapes on this little guy ...

Friday, January 20, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

I've been preparing for a trip to Virginia for a couple days and I haven't had time to draw anything new... (I'm hoping to find some delightful characters seated in the plane around me so that I might have hours of amusing drawing material to work from)... So I thought I'd post this oil painting I did a year and a half ago of my best friend and her grandma's hands. It's one of my favorites.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by katiemcdee

I saw a kid today at the bookstore with some missing teeth... It made me think back to when losing a tooth equaled more mula than I could accumulate in a month, and I always spent it all on the ice cream man... ah, those were the days. sigh.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Commercial Drawing

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

Ah, there's nothing better than drawing during the commercials. This guy just popped out of my pencil tonight!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Enchanted Forest

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

This is a mural I did last year (it's so weird that 2005 is now last year). It was floor to ceiling on every wall and commissioned by a wonderful couple who wanted to turn their granddaughters' play/bedroom into an enchanted forest. I had a great time transforming an entire room!

Monday, January 09, 2006

I thought I heard something ...

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

This drawing goes out to the little critter that likes to loiter outside my bedroom window and make annoying sounds at 1 in the morning which freak me out to the point that I actually grab a flashlight and go outside to see "Wha' in tarrrnation could be makin' such a racket?!" Alas, I have never caught the culprit. Someday ... someday.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Gouache is Posh

Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

A few months ago I took a Gouache class and this was my first attempt to tile with the paint. It was tricky, but I'm happy with the result. Now I need to try tiling with color.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Welcome to my Blog!

Hi everyone! This is my first post on my first Blog and I couldn't be more excited to start updating it with news and random illustrations.

Come back anytime and feel free to tell me what you think!