Archive for August, 2010

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A Quickie

August 31, 2010

Mr. Tapir is here to provide some eye candy and say Hi from his friend, Mr. Slow Loris. I’d do it myself, but I’m not nearly this cute:

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Missy Jean Chimp is Wearing Marc Jacobs

August 28, 2010

I’d like to introduce everyone to Missy Jean Chimp. She is independently wealthy and has discerning yet somewhat whimsical and eclectic tastes. As you can probably imagine, she is extremely fun to draw because:

- chimps are cute. duh.

- she get’s to have pretty things that are way outside of my budget.

- the more I draw her, the better I get to know her.

This is the first Missy Jean image I ever drew, and she kind of materialized in my mind before that without very much thought or reasoning. As I get to know her better I discover more about her, and she kind of lets me know what she wants to do and where she wants to go. I think we’re becoming friends, even though her personality is certainly not all sweetness and light – she’s a bit spoiled and stubborn, and somewhat ignorant of the life conditions of those less fortunate than herself. Despite the fact that she has traveled the world all her life, she is extremely sheltered. However, deep down she is a compassionate young chimp, with a good heart.

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Hello

August 26, 2010

Hi, everyone. When writing a first blog post, one must address what is an entirely imaginary audience. Tasked with this, I am forced to decide whether or not said imaginary audience is comprised of imaginary friends or imaginary strangers, and to give an appropriate amount of “backstory.”

Those of you (imaginary people) who actually know me and have spoken to me recently will be aware that I have been planning for some time to open an etsy shop, to sell my prints and provide motivation to continue working on more personal illustration projects. Well, rejoice all ye imaginary masses, for said event will soon come to pass! An exciting grand opening of the Drawn by Kat shop is planned for September 30.

Meanwhile, (and after, too) I will be using this blog to document the process of my work, show off new stuff, talk about the shop, and honestly, probably anything else that strikes me as relating in any way to this endeavor. As a little introductory teaser take a look at Mr. Slow Loris, who is show here imploring you to keep reading, and eventually come visit the shop and buy many, many prints of him and his friends:

How can you say no to that face?

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