April 25th, 2016

Kawaii Citrus

ARTIST: Kate Hadfield, United Kingdom
ARTIST STATEMENT: I’ve recently started a new sketchbook project specifically to play more freely with different materials, patterns and techniques as a balance to the more stylised drawings I create for my everyday work. This sketchbook drawing was inspired by a weekly drawing challenge I take part in on Instagram, I have found these sorts of challenges a great way to connect with other artists online and to boost my creativity by tackling unusual subjects and styles. My initial sketch was much more abstract but the drawing eventually evolved into my typical combination of saturated colours and bold outlines. I also couldn’t resist injecting a bit of fun with some kawaii style faces! The colour was built up with layers of markers and coloured pencils and inked with Fineliner and paint pens. This is my usual method of working, I enjoy the process of layering with mixed media and building up depth, colour and contrast as the drawing evolves. It’s always exciting to see where that process that takes me.

MEDIA: Ink, colored pencil, alcohol and water-based markers
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kate Hadfield is a digital and traditional British artist who designs for the crafting and scrapbooking industry. She works in a variety of media including marker, pen and ink, watercolour and coloured pencil.
Instagram: @katykatehadfield

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