Happy Holiday Season!
It's been a while since my last update. Just wanted to drop in and wish you all a wonderful holiday season. This year was filled with plenty of ups and downs, and this time of year is a great time of reflection and hope. I have done a lot of rebranding throughout this fall season in anticipation for my graduation next spring. I'm so excited to share this journey with you all.
xoxo - Kati
Kati Doodles: Girls and Pets!
This semester, we were prompted in Susan Kwas' Professional Practices for the Illustrator course to keep up with a weekly Instagram prompt. I decided to draw weekly illustrations of different girls and their pets. I created 16 images throughout the semester to post each week, and have now compiled the collection into a 2019 Calendar! That's right! My annual calendar is back.
Come see me!
I will be selling my work once again at the MIAD Holiday Sale! I look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 29, 6 – 9 p.m.: Be among the first to see the art and design works for sale. Preview Night admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Friday, November 30, 5 – 9 p.m.: Sale, free admission
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Sale, free admission
I hope you all had a wonderful month. May is always my favorite month of the year as the weather begins that beautiful transition from spring to summer. May also consists of many birthdays including my own and many of my loved ones.
Here's what I've been up to!
Laser Cut Gift Bag
In addition to the vinyl sticker, we also worked in the MIAD maker space using the laser cutting printers to create these gift bags! These will be great skills for my future as a senior and my upcoming thesis show.
A Forbidden Love - Animated Short
With the end of the semester came the completion of an animated short for Video and Animation Production. This animation tells the hilarious tale of how a fairy and merman come to meet, and slowly fall in love. I've been wanting to pursue this idea for a long time, and am happy with the outcome. I would love to take this idea even farther someday!
A few weeks ago, I got to visit my dear friend Sarah for her 17th birthday. I did lots of doodling while I was on the east coast, including various doodles of strangers. Drawing these quick figures is a great way to exercise my gestural drawing abilities with a character designing twist!
Pictured above: Figure studies at Dane County Regional Airport, May 10th.
Pictured below: Figure studies at Central Park in New York City, May 11th.
Now you can purchase Katidoodlesmuch products on Teepublic! Get items ranging from T-shirts, mugs, notebooks, stickers, and more!
I met Sarah finally after having her in my life for over 2 years. She's such an amazing friend, and I'm so glad that my artwork and our mutual love for people like Sabrina Carpenter and Dove Cameron is what brought us together! This trip was so fun and I will never forget all the exciting adventures we had!
On May 22nd, Kari and I had our 21st birthday and it was a lovely day. Thank you to everyone who wished us well, and helped us celebrate!
May has been a very busy month, so I can't wait for things to calm down a bit in June so I can get drawing every day again! Catch ya next month with yet another update!
Who is Kati?
I'm a fairy mermaid muppet princess who doodles much. I'm an illustrator, character designer, and toy designer with a passion for TV animation and toys! I love pink, purple, glitter, and all things cute! I received my BFA in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2019 and am currently located in Madison, Wisconsin.