Noble Illustrations Process and Musings

Illustrations of Kathryn Ault Noble

Softening outlines and adding squiggles

There is no doubt that I enjoy spending long periods of time drawing wallpaper and doing layer upon layer of cross-hatch. This can go on for many hours without me … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Assignment Part Five- Adapting and Adopting

Too many kitties. Take home a kitty! A kitty for every girl! First default girl and and default cat. . .   Second more interesting girl with default kittens. . . … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Assignment Part Four- Copy Catting

Or copying cats. In my previous post I talked about how a companion pig was replaced by a young cat, moving the main character from the country to the city in a … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Assignment Part Three- Morphing

Or Free Association. My first class to teach was an Advertising Design class and later I taught a class called Concept Art, so the concept of brainstorming and mind-mapping were … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Assignment Part Two- Spiked Hair

So where did the black, scribbled spikey hair I’ve been putting on the little girls come from? A parrot! I love how one sketch influences the next and the next. … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Assignment September 2014

Ok, I was assigned the task of drawing “trade eyeballs” by one of the SCBWI mentors at the LA conference last month. She mentioned my illustrations were definitely trade, but … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hey friends, I’m moving!

From private to public! Haha! It just feels like that on these days when an interview goes up! I did this little girl hiding behind glass for today’s interview. I … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Morning Warm-ups

Easing back into posting after spending all of my time for a couple of months working on a new portfolio for the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA. As I posted … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lost

Hello. Has anyone seen me? I seem to have gotten lost building a new portfolio for SCBWI. It’s that hyper-focus thing. You know, suddenly nothing else exists. Blog? What Blog? … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

KidLit411 Spotlight Question 2

http://www.kidlit411.com/2014/02/Kathryn-Ault-Noble-Illustrator-Spotlight.html 2. How has your background in graphic design and your years of teaching concept art influenced your illustrations? Influenced or perhaps hijacked! I have struggled mightily against my propensity … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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