I finished my ballerina bunnies! I am so enamored with their cuteness. I left them fairly undetailed because they are going to be shrunk to about two inches each for the fabric design I have them planned for, but I think they are kind of charming in their sketchiness, and I hope that you agree with me!
The black and white one is inspired (but not an exact copy) by the rabbit we adopted this summer. She is named Spotticus, or Spotty for short, and she is quite a love.
You can see some of my other fabric designs at Spoonflower. I’m trying to do one or two new releases per month, which will hopefully mean more art coming this way.
Working on some fun new art this week, the first time in a while. I’m hoping to use these as a new fabric design over at my Originals By Katharine Tracy and Spoonflower shop next month, but even if they turn out unusable, it’s been fun designing and drawing them out. Tonight I will start to color them.
I’ve honestly had a very difficult time tapping into my creativity lately. Having an idea that is super cute and literal fluff has been a relief. I don’t know what the future brings, but I can’t shoulder the collective burden as much as I have been this past year.
I sketched this Edwardian lady as a gift for my mom. I didn’t have time to get as detailed on the shading as I have been able to in the past, but because the necklace is so complicated, I think there is enough detail work.
In other art news, there are a couple of local shows that I want to submit for, which means I have to actually get off my butt and finish the gallery page on this site finally. I will hopefully do that over the weekend.
I did this random sketch the other day of a kind of bird monster. I like to sometimes just randomly sketch out shapes and then see what kind of creature comes out of the shapes. I ran out of room to do the legs and talons the way I wanted to, but it would be fun to do a series of monster paintings eventually.
I had a little time this week at work to sketch and finished this one up that I did off of an old turn-of-the century photograph.
The only issue is the eyes wound up too big, but I really love how expressive it turned out. I mean, I uh… did her eyes bigger on purpose as an homage to Disney animation. Right. It’s a… design choice. That’s it, a design choice.
Not sure where this guy came from. I started out vaguely drawing a shell-shape last night, and then it morphed into his head and the body soon followed. Maybe he’ll end up in a story someday, or maybe not.
I’ve started sketching in meetings when the topics turn to items that don’t involve me. Part of my efforts to really make all available use of the time I have. Fortunately, my work is in an artistic environment, and no one is going to get offended by my drawing naked people out of my figure drawing book.
This pose is tougher than appears, and I relied on my eraser more than I should have. But I kept getting distracted.