It’s been a while since I wrote a favourite artist post but this one only just caught my eye recently (well sorta – explained further down) and she needs to be talked about! Today I’m looking at the wonderfully whimsical, colourful and spring inspired work of Katie Daisy.
Katie Daisy is a freelance illustrator originally from Illinois who uses both watercolour and acrylic paints to create illustration and lettering pieces. I’ve actually admired her work once before – I reblogged one of her pieces on my tumblr blog in June last year. It wasn’t till someone recently posted about her work that I checked out her portfolio and was amazed by her lovely paintings and pictures.
It was Fathers Day only a couple of weeks ago and I hope you all got a chance to spend some time with your dad! Of course a special day for my dad means a special card for him too!
So this card has a bit of a story to it. Back when I was in high school, my dad would always drive me and my sister in the mornings and drop us off. Because I would often be ready to go yet my dad would still be upstairs, I used to yell up to him ‘Come on Dad!’ to let him know we were ready to go. I ended up doing the same thing every morning and my dad started calling me the ‘Call-on-dad bird’. So this was the inspiration for my Fathers day card!
I’ve been pretty busy lately so I haven’t had a chance to get back into my anatomy drawing but in the meantime I’ve been making cards for my sister and mum whose birthday are within a week of each other! I wanted to make each card about items they really like ^_^.
The first one was a cute Pikachu card for my sister who is a huge Pokemon fan. I wanted to challenge myself to try my pattern style within a custom shape like Pikachu’s body. I found a picture and printed it out before I started to draw out the pattern. Once I worked that out I got some cooking paper, traced him in and coloured the back with a 6B pencil before retracing it to the special paper I use for cards.