trial and error and error and error
Hello. My name is Kathryn, but I'm only really called that in Serious Situations, other times I'm Katy. This is my personal art blog, I do have a DA account, but it's very quiet as I rarely upload things to it and I find this place a lot easier when it comes to sharing my miscellaneous things and ramblings.

My digital scrapbook of sorts, a collection of trials and errors that I hope will lead towards creating some wonderful and worthwhile things.

If they interest you I'd very much like to hear or just come and say hello.

So this camp that i’m working at has a laser… Guess who has been playing with it all week (mainly to learn how to use it and relearning illustrator and yep still prefer photoshop over it)? 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Friday, 2 May 2014

I’ve been wanting to paint with gouache for a while now, my sister had some at hand that I got to work with whilst I wanted for my order to be delivered. I like watercolours a lot, but wow this paint gives you so much more flexibility and is so forgiving and you have white paint. Actual white paint.

For the last couple years I’ve barely painted with traditional mediums, it’s so weird, I keep thinking digitally and it throws me.

I now get why my teachers kept making paint a colour wheel/chart, at the beginning of every year, for five years. I get it, finally.

Friday, 25 April 2014

A redo on Stan with a higher pixel count.

Not too sure if I’m all that happy with it. I like it as a picture. But don’t know if it’s too much for in-game.

I want the pixel style to be kept simple, like superbrothers sword and sworcery, because it will be easy to animate and generate environments and assets. But at the same time I want to be able to add a little more detail and have the look be distinguishable.

I’ll know more once I start animating.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014

Looking through my current sketchbooks to see which one(s) I want to take with me to this game jam and I’ve got five on the go.


Barely half filled and it’s all such a mess. Like, no wonder I’m getting none of these projects done. There’s a dozen sketches in one book, some more in two others and the written back story and structure in odd pages in the fourth one.

… I need to get better organised, me thinks.

Monday, 7 April 2014

It’s sketchy and I don’t think I’ll do anything else with it, maybe I’ll add some colour to it at a later point. I’ve had a pretty neat sketch of this in my book for a week, doing the pixel art has been fun but I really wanted to draw this up.

Being able to apply what I’ve learned and improved on from life drawing (all those 1min sets have made such an improvement) has been a bit of a rush. Considering for the last couple months I’ve used a lot of references to help with my drawing, helping with the anatomy and all that.

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I should be sleeping but I know I’ll be wide wake for the next hour, thinking about drawing, even though my hand hurts and I really should sleep but ooooh I want to draw some more.

Sunday, 6 April 2014
Because someone won’t get off my back about drawing them something. I mean, gawd I know it’s been like ten years but perfection takes it’s time, you know?

Because someone won’t get off my back about drawing them something. I mean, gawd I know it’s been like ten years but perfection takes it’s time, you know?

Friday, 4 April 2014
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