Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Thank you to all who've visited and/or commented in the last year. You've all been an inspiration and I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Monday, December 17, 2007


Here, I've taken the 2 dimensional giraffe and flushed it out into 3D. This was a great fun for me!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Illustration Friday - Hats

Wow it's been a long time since my last post! I'm so glad October is over ... November is proving to be a much better month. So yeah, Hi! I'm back. This week's IF subject was 'Hats' and my entry is a "Hats Off!" to the brave fire fighters in So Cal!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007


I've been having a good time designing some characters for a company called Red Heat. Here's one of the little critters...© Red Heat

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

who needs new clothes? i do.

I'm not quite certain how the local youth theatre company is going to tackle this show... I mean, in the original story the Emperor is nude. So I'm assuming the little lead kid will either wear underoos or they booked Dan Radcliffe... and I think I woulda heard about that. Anyways, I had a lot of fun designing this tshirt for the cast and crew.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ahhhh refreshing...

If I could be floating along on a slab of ice right now, I'd be one happy camper. It's so hot!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Thank you for the birthday wishes and to all of you who visit the blog and comment. You guys rock!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Comic Con!!!

I love living in San Diego... the beach, the weather, the CON!!! This year I went 3 of the 4 days and really had a blast. I got to hang out with some friends of whom I hadn't seen in a long time and I got to chat with some great artists. The major highlights were getting a caricature by Stephen Silver (soooo awesome) and Peter de Seve autographing and sketching in books that I own. It was so inspiring to watch him draw!

You know, I think I had too great a time because when I got home Saturday night I came down with the flu. I guess I breathed in more than just the foul Nerd BO stink that was wafting plentifully through the convention center. I'm thinking of getting a booth next year just to hand out deoderant to all the passersby. Man, that's such a good idea.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Here's a fun little illo I did last year for Lakeshore Learning Materials...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Illustration Friday - Poem

I'll draw some straw
or doodle a poodle.
Whatever is clever
comin' out of my noodle.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Super Heroes & Monsters

A couple of months ago I designed a Gameboard called "Save the City!" It was a really fun project. Here are a few of the characters from it.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


The Illustration Friday Topic was Camouflage last week. I went on a trip to New York and didn't get to do one, but better late than never ... enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2007


Halloweenville tagged me to write 8 things about myself. This is nice because I don't often talk about me personally on this blog and by asking, I now get to.

Hmmmm, what should the world know about Katie? well...

1. I wear more orange than you do. Being an artist lets me do this
2. I'll buy a Costco sized Jelly Belly container just to eat one flavor.
3. Whenever I shop, my goal is to make the salesperson laugh more than to buy anything.
4. That '2 for $11' DVD bin at Walmart is my undoing every time. I know that there's nothing good within it's depths but I absolutely HAVE to dig through it. I think the best movie I've ever found in there was Mystery Men and I already owned it.
5. Can you yell Ultimate Frisbeeeee really really loudly? I can, and I DO 3 times a week.
6. My first love was MacGyver. The affair started when I was 3 yrs old and lasted for... well, I think I've finally gotten over it. I think.
7. My stomach has an aversion to all things dairy. My taste buds do not.
8. My favorite chores are Laundry and Dishes b/c there are machines to help me do the work. But I abhor dusting, and weeds are my arch nemesises. Luckily, my Apt. complex has gardeners and my roomate doesn't mind sneezing.
9. I love the idea of doing many things, but I rarely get around to doing them. In theory I am a fantastically accomplished Scrapbooker, Chef, Guitarist, Runner and Seamstress. But in reality I spend my free time reading, eating out, frequenting the Theatre, playing pool, Wii, Bang!, and Karoaking. Life is good.
10. Katie likes to refer to herself in the third person... much to her friends' chagrin

And now you all know me better than two thirds of the boys I've dated.

Oh, oops that was 10 things. Haha, Well Dave James, Shane Lewis, and Todd Oman only have to list 8.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Illustration Friday - Cars

Here are some hot roddin kids I did for a project a few months ago.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Illustration Friday - Remember

Remember to be on time ... that's what my momma taught me.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Illustration Friday - Polar

Polar has many definitions, but these 2 stuck out the most to me:
• adjective: extremely cold
• adjective: being of crucial importance
I dare anyone to say that ice cream isn't crucially important! Unless they're lactose intolerant, of course.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hide and Seek

I did this drawing for the previous Illustration Friday's topic 'Hide' but never posted it. haha. It got lost in a pile of drawings and I just came across it again, so here it is! I'm going to color it one of these days when there isn't family in town visiting and my OUT box is higher than my IN box. hmmm, I wonder if that'll ever happen...

Friday, April 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - Snap

This guy sure looks like he's snapped. I think he gave himself that black eye.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Illustration Friday - i spy

I wanted to do more for this week's topic, but I've been too busy getting ready for my trip to Utah. Oh well, there's always next week.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Character of the Week - Mechanic

Trying ink and watercolor on hot press illo board. fun!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Space Rat

Just a fun sketch

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Illustration Friday- Crash

he just might... 'specially if he doesn't watch the road.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

CotW - Burglar

Rick Reese teaches a Character Design Class at my alma mater- CSULB. He's invited a bunch of his friends to design the weekly characters along with his students. This week's assignment was burglar and here's what I came up with. Check out MORE burglars at the class blog here !

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Illustration Friday- 80's

This is pretty much me in the 80's. I had one kind of outfit... screen T, spandex shorts and high tops. Oh man it was bad.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Illustration Friday- Buzz

So here I am trying to paint with acrylics. Old habits die hard and I keep catching myself painting like I do with watercolor. But hopefully with a few more tries, I'll get the hang of it.