The Shop is Live!

Posted by Katiebird , Wednesday, June 2, 2010 2:59 PM

I've been working on a lot of merchandise designs for sticker, magnets and keychains, and decided to get a shop page up that's linked to my blog here. Check out the shop here, or click the "Shop" link at the top of the page.

Night Prowler

Posted by Katiebird , Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:32 AM

A recent smaller acrylic painting, done in acrylics with the dead color palette (Paynes Gray, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre) plus a tad of Dioxanine purple.


Posted by Katiebird , Monday, July 6, 2009 7:29 AM

"The first time she saw him, Marina knew that he was something special. His night black fur and striking deep blue eyes were nothing like she's ever seen before. Eyes like hers, for which she named him 'Azure'. She knew he'd never let her down, she could see the honesty and strength in his eyes. And over time, she would find out they shared a connection unlike any other child and dog. Something magical, otherworldly. And something that will drive her and Azure to the center of a wicked and dangerous adventure..."

This piece and the characters are based off a dream I had, which I've adapted (aka gotten carried away with) into a story! Marina the girl (12 years old) and Azure the German shepherd (age unknown), are a pair that share a celestial bond. They met when a mysterious wealthy old man passed away, and left his home, his dog and his entire estate to Marina, an orphan. She hadn't known him, and the mystery of her inheritance is the center of the first part of the story.

I don't want to reveal all that much, since the story is in it's infancy at this time. But I just HAD to draw these two! I uploaded four WIP shots to my deviantart page so you can get an idea of my process:

Art Cards

Posted by Katiebird , Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:04 AM

Since graduation, I've been working hard on lots of individual commissions. Here are a couple recent ones, 3" X 4" art cards.

Tiny Howling Wolf Sticker

Posted by Katiebird , Sunday, April 19, 2009 1:21 AM

New sticker design for my shop! These little guys are only 1" in size, and are the cheapest item in my shop. Check 'em out along with my other merchandise here:

The One That Got Away

Posted by Katiebird , Monday, April 6, 2009 3:02 AM

The Kangaroo Rat is a small, shy seed gathering rodent that lives less than a year. These tiny creatures are preyed upon by owls, foxes, snakes, and many other carnivores. The odds are stacked against these little guys... Which is why this one armed herself with a spear! With it, she managed to escape the clutches of an owl. Despite her short life span and short stature, she makes quite a noble figure with her battle scars and paw-crafted weapon.

Beware the little ones. They are much more feisty than they appear. =)

Posted by Katiebird , Wednesday, April 1, 2009 7:08 PM

Another finished piece for my last illustration class! This is an interior illustration for a children's book I've written about a giant house cat who rules his forest with an iron paw! A young girl named Heather comes along and tames his wild heart by becoming his best friend. She shows him all the wonderful things in his forest that he's been missing, and they have cool adventures! Here they discover a trio of baby dragons waiting for their mother to come home.

The story is based off a fantasy my sister had when we were kids, about our cat Mitten being big enough to ride around on. I made this piece as a gift for her too, which I promised to her when Mitten died several years ago. But I wasn't confident enough in my skills to make it until now, so I'm glad I waited. =)

13" X 16" marker, colored pencil and acrylic paint on bristol