Author Archives: kristykate

The Artist’s Way Through Art Anxiety – My First Interview on Leonie’s HermitBurpcast

Hey look, it’s my very first podcast interview! Back in June I had the pleasure of being Leonie Yue’s very first guest on her Hermit Burpcast. In this podcast (starting roughly 30mins in) we discuss our own experiences with art anxiety and our thoughts on Julia Cameron’s self-help book “The Artist’s Way”. If you’ve been […]

Self-Portrait, September 2015

My last profile picture was feeling a little outdated, so I figured it was time for a new self-portrait: To create this self-portrait I used a mix of recent photos as reference. I sketched and digitally painted the full illustration in Photoshop, finishing with a few paint textures from Texture Mate. After such a long […]

SDC – Shading the Face

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 6: Shading the Face in Full Value. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the […]

SDC – Blocking in the Shadow Value of the Head

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 5: Blocking in the Shadows of the Head. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with […]

SDC – Learning the Planes of the Head

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 4: The Planes of the Head. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the Shading […]

SDC – Shading Simple Objects

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 3: Shading Simple Objects. My earlier studies can be viewed in the following posts: * Learning Values with the Shading Drawing Challenge […]

SDC – Planes & Blocking in the Shadow Value

For the month of September I’m taking part in Pencil Kings Shading Drawing Challenge, with instruction from the lovely Diane Kraus. You can see Diane’s work on her website www.dianekraus.com. This post covers my studies from Lesson 2: Blocking in the Shadow. My studies from Lesson 1:  Understanding the Value Scale can be viewed in my earlier post Learning […]

Learning Values with the Shading Drawing Challenge (SDC)

Hi there! Before we jump into the studies for the week, I want to give a quick heads up that I’m trialing a different approach to the weekly study posts. Instead of naming each post after the week I’m up to (eg. This week would be “Week 24 Studies”) and dumping everything from the week in there, I’ll be dedicating […]