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!