Noble Illustrations Process and Musings

Illustrations of Kathryn Ault Noble

Prepping for PiBoIdMo!

It’s almost time for PiBoIdMo! Picture Book Idea Month hosted by Tara Lazar If you are not familiar with PiBoIdMo, hop on over to Tara’s site and read the information. The … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

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


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


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