Jan 21, 2012

Sweet Meat

In case anyone has wondered where I disappeared to, I found a place to live! Yay! No more couch surfing Kate! I'm super stoked and I'll be moving in Feb 1st. This will be the first ever time I've lived on my own where I wont have to share my room with a boyfriend. You have no idea how stoked I am. PINK EVERYTHING.
Today I did this speed sketch to warmup before I work on commissions

I've also been mastering the fine art of the Kazoo. Please enjoy my video! Nik is my background interpretative dancer.

Jan 5, 2012

We're all gonna die


I also did this commission today


Jan 2, 2012

Sketches to Music 3

IAMX - Volatile Times

VAST - Pretty When You Cry


When I was about 9 years old, my parents thought it would be a good idea to take me to the Charlotte museum that had a special Aliens exhibit going on. They had a life sized animatronic Queen fighting with Ripley in her robot suit, complete with strobe lights and sound effects. It was HORRIFYING.
Around the same time, my parents also took me to the beach and one night they told me to go to bed because they were about to watch a scary movie. Being the bright one that I am, I sneaked out and sat behind the couch and watched Aliens. It was HORRIFYING.
A year later we were at another beach house and whoever had stayed in the house before us had accidentally left behind a big Alien action figure of the Queen. I was scared shitless of it and my parents hid it.
So ever since then, I've been terrified of the Aliens franchise. Not even my love of Giger could change my opinion and to this day Aliens make me flip out.
Where am I going with this? I just want you to understand the pure terror I had to endure while drawing this birthday present for my friend Rick of the band Mushroomhead. He loves Xenomorphs. So I drew him a chibi one.

Jan 1, 2012

Sketches to Music 2

Here's 2 more speed sketches to music.

How to Destroy Angels - A Drowning

30 Seconds to Mars - Hurricane

Dec 30, 2011

Drawing to music

STILL battling the most ultimate case of artist's block I've ever dealt with. I finished a long overdue commission yesterday after forcing myself to draw for 12 hours straight.
Sneak peek at the tshirt design I did for the band Ventana

So I've decided to do a little experiment. I have a lot of songs I've been listening to that hold some sort of significance to me. I'm going to do speed sketches to each song and see what comes up.

The first song on my list was Korn's Narcissistic Cannibal.

And here is the result of blasting it over and over and over

Other than NOT DRAWING, I've been pretty busy this last month.
My friend Ricky Tom Tom (as I so lovingly call him) of the band Mushroomhead came to town for a week to visit me! We went and looked at fishes in the aquarium, got freaked out at the Center for Puppetry Arts museum, saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which I spent a good majority of hiding my face), and consumed whipped cream vodka like it was water.
Aaaand I went to a VNV Nation show which was mostly just an excuse to hang out with my BFFs

(L to R) Kellie! My dumb ass! Zmarr! Nicole! Ruby! Layna! Andy!

And then I dyed my hair half red BECAUSE I'M A REBEL

Dec 12, 2011


Have a warmup sketch I did. Derpaderpadoo

In this last month I have broken up with my fiance of 7 years, played a dominatrix in the Ben Stiller movie Neighborhood Watch, acted in several promotional videos for Circus Envy and the Days of the Dead convention, took a roadtrip to see a good friend's band play, and have yanked myself out of a 5 year funk. I'm pretty stoked.