Live Painting Update

preview.jpg Here's a new design I completedimage1 today. I started to realize my old cards are pretty dated looking (and almost out, which is a good thing!) So, I created this new design. I used inspiraimage3tion from the paintings I have been doing lately at live painting events. The two paintings here were completed last night at a PHIT Comedy event called "Untitled." The show meshes improv comedy and visual arts. There are artists paintings or drawing on stage while improvisers create scenes based on the artists' previous work. Then the artists create pieces that are inspired by the scenes. It's very cyclical. And cynical. The sets ofimage2 2 paintings were completed start to finish in just under 40 minutes. Yesterday they had a lovely gallery showing afterwards and I sold the farting cardinal and the "Hell is Other People" paintings. Horray!

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PHIT Sketches ("Monologues" and "Guilty Pleasures")

Recently I saw 2 (countem' - two!) shows on the same evening at PHIT, which means I should get an award or something. Actually my lovely boyfriend should get an award for volunteering to go grab me more cider between the shows (he doesn't drink...and I was wearing heels. Isn't he a gentleman!?) Anyway, I was happy to be drawing some of these folks for the second or third time. Some sketches came out good, some didn't, as always, but that's why it's called practice. ' All the sketches were completed quite quickly, most under 5 minutes, with a ballpoint pen. The exception to this would be the drawing of the Mean Wendy Band, which was about 10-15 minutes I believe. There might be three shows in here, I'm not really sure.

As always, you guys are welcome to pull any of these images down to use on facebook or whereever, but please be sure to link to my website either in the description or you can leave the watermark that I have inserted on the pages. (www.katiehaire.com) I'll be at a show tomorrow night ("Brought to You By...") and am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces there.

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Smokelong Quarterly Illustration

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For those of you who may have missed it, I did a spot illustration for a talented  and creative writer, musician, and colleague of mine: Daniel DiFranco. He wrote an immersive short story titled The Moon is a Wasteland, about a boy unlucky in love. He asked me to do the illustration, which I have colloquially dubbed "Loopin' Moons." It's a quick and thoughtful read, and I recommend you take the time to enjoy it.

On a personal note, this piece is an important stepping stone for me, as it was done almost entirely digitally. I am forcing myself to use my tablet more and more so that I have more weapons in my arsenal. I am pleased with the illustration and am still convinced I'm going through a "Blue Period" of my own. I am looking forward to illustrating more editorial and short-form styles, and hope to get more jobs like this in the future.

Loopin' Moons

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As I have been trying to brush up on my new tablet, this piece is the MOST digital piece I have done to date, although it is not 100%. The moon and rope were sketched traditionally and the shading was utilized in this illustration. Still, I think this piece is an important step into completely understanding my new tools for illustration. <3

Flannelpalooza Chuckoachella - Comedy Event

Below are a few shots of my illustration for the comedy event "Flannelpalooza Chuckoachella," a mock-grunge band event in Philadelphia. The illustration was spotted on philly.com, and t-shirts were made. It's always fun to do an illustration and then play "eye-spy" around the city looking for it.Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 12.22.50 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 12.36.21 PM FORWEB_flannel_72dpi

Personal Project: The Shining

The Shining is one of my favorite books and movies. I know they are very different, but I wanted to combine them into one object that I feel would satisfy Kubrick AND King. I assume this to be no small feat, but alas, I will try!

This is a personal project of mine, I don't have copyright to any material, consider it educational purposes. Here is an update of a couple shots I have so far. I will be updating my blog with the finished product, sketches and all.