Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mr. Postman, yeah yeah yeah!

Playing more with postcards. I like these because, I not only have been giving some love to my best friend's characters, sending out mail (which I believe is one of the best  feelings), but I get a perfect reason to feature their blogs and their art. The size and the texture of the Strathmore postcards are so perfect. I get inspired every time I pick them up.

Drawn here on a 4x6" Strathmore Watercolor postcard, in COPIC and Sakura Silver pen, is Shugotenshi and Asumi (the girl). These are the original characters of Eddie "IR" Lopez. Check out his work HERE! He is my WONDERFUL boyfriend, and best friend. We love to collaborate, as frequent readers of this blog know. His characters are fun, and they motivate my drawing pen.

Eddie's Original

Sunday, March 18, 2012


A trip to Dick Blicks is like taking a trip to a candy store. If you've never heard to, or been to one, it's a huge art supply store, geared FOR artists. They carry EVERYTHING. I got some new Copic Multi-liners, Sakura paint pens, and these Strathmore postcards. They're made for watercolor, so the paper is beautifully textured and holds ink well. On the reverse, they are printed with address lines, an area for the stamp, and a space to write - just like a real postcard. I fell in love with the size of the 'canvas' as well as the novelty. I prefer to draw small, so 4" x 6 is perfect. 

This little cutie is the original character of a good friend of mine, Kelsey. Check out her work HERE. I met her studying abroad in Japan in 2009. She is awesome. And her art is breathtaking. She draws with such an easy-going style; she makes art look effortless while utilizing major skill. I wanted to send her a letter anyway, so when I found these postcards, I knew it was meant to be. 

Lifted from her blog

99 head balloons. And progress.

I love re-doing an art piece *years* later. It's fun; especially if you've rediscovered the series you drew, or re-visited the inspiration. I like to mark my progress. The last picture is a side-by-side from 2012 and 2008. The new one is done in Copic marker, while the old one was Photoshop. I tried to keep the poses similar, but I did add details that I either forgot or was too lazy to but into the original.

Ouran High School Host Club

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fresh "Baked" Cupcakes

I told you there'd be cupcakes. This has been the love of my crafting life lately. It's been really exciting, because I've started to get custom orders already, and my "Katherine's Cakes" facebook page is getting good support. KatherinesCakes on Facebook <3
I "bake" up these yummy treats on oval canvases with acrylic paint, decora frosting, buttons, rhinestones, pearls, scrapbook paper, ribbon, felt, nail polish, and just about anything I can get my hands on. 

Interested in owning any of these? 
Hop on over to my Etsy shop, Katherine's Cakes