Friday, April 1, 2011

I see you

Oh hello. Fancy meeting you here.

Well, I'm not gonna lie. 2011 has been a pretty shitty year so far. What you see below is an important piece for me. It's the first scrap of finished work (outside of my day job) that I've done since my dad passed away in January. I just... haven't wanted to do anything for the past couple months. Even though I felt completely lazy and unproductive I just didn't have any inspiration at all and thus couldn't bring myself to touch pen to tablet. Downer, I know. BUT THEN THIS ART ORDER CHALLENGE CAME ALONG! And it was right up my alley (and nothing gets me moving like a competition).
So here's the results of the contest.
3/4 judges put me as their first choice which was awesome. It was still deemed a tie which kinda sucks (I'll never win one of these!), but what matters is that I got a pretty nice portfolio piece.

So most of you have seen the piece already so I thought I'd make my blog post extra special by posting my process sketches. What fun.








Shout outs to all those who gave me encouragement and constructive feedback especially: Josh Engle, Izzy Medrano, Nick Escasany, Martin Lutz and Max Song.

8 comments:

Yasemin Baran said...

This one came out great Kate! :D Keep them coming ;D

Kate Laird said...

hey yasemine! thanks! But whatever happened to yours? I really liked your sketch...

Tokimonster said...

I was really impressed at the post, and its total bs that you didnt win. Looks amazzzinggg~~

e v a n said...

beautiful!1

Kate Laird said...

Thanks Toki-face and evan!

Kate Laird said...

I just realized a put an 'e' at the end of your name Yasemin. My apologies. I was typing without thinking.

Wreath Kakuske said...

I love the style.

Angelus said...

I have just discovered your artwork but I have to say "welcome back." I'm glad your muse is talking to you again, it would be a shame to loose this much talent.