Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shadow Link

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This is a Zelda piece I did for Cory Schmitz's "The Controller" - a video game art and culture magazine.

I based it on my favorite Zelda game, Ocarina of Time, which I just recently beat (and yes, it came out in 1998, don't hate!). The little fairy in the corner next to Link is Navi, a character that is supposed to act as your helper throughout the game but who is usually just very irritating.

I chose to have Link about to battle Shadow Link, one of the bosses in the game. I love the idea of having to defeat yourself to win!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Friday, November 12, 2010

How To Win Her Love

How To Win Her Love
is a book I did illustrations for this summer. It's a super funny, sweet, and charming book by Rudolph Delson, all about how to get the girl of your dreams. Here's what is says on the back cover:

"To adore and be adored by a woman, a woman whose whole body you crave and whose whole spirit you admire, is bliss. And this bliss can easily be yours! You need only have indomitable courage, a comprehending soul, and noble hilarity, virtues that are the ultimate subjects of this short and edifying book. This book will tell you:
  • The spirit in which to begin to love;
  • How to care for yourself in order to be irresistible to women;
  • Where to find the ideal woman for you;
  • How to approach her; and
  • What to say and do so that you may earn and keep her affection forever.

Along the way, you will learn everything you need to know about your duties and pleasures as a lover."

Boys falling in love?! Yes please! Obviously, a book like this was completely up my alley and I was super excited to work on it. Below are a few of my favorite drawings from the book (I'll post all of them on my website very soon). The book is published by The New Haven Review.

Friday, November 5, 2010

commissions and prints!

I've found that I have some more time on my hands now and in the past I've had people ask me about doing work personally for them. Now I'm ready! A commissioned piece could be anything from a portrait of you, you and your significant other, your dog, your mom - you know - anything! I love drawing and painting people the most but if you're familiar with my work you know that I can do pretty much anything else as well.

If you commissioned me, you would receive an original artwork painted by me on professional quality watercolor paper. I generally use gouache, acrylic and colored pencil to do most of my pieces. Pricing would depend on whether you wanted something in full color or black and white, and the size of the piece. E-mail me about it and we can negotiate!

I'm super excited to begin on some of these and will post some of the commissioned work in the coming weeks.

If you're interested in a commissioned piece, please e-mail me at katiecturner@gmail.com!

NOW - I've been asked whether I was going to make prints of my work in the past, particularly my Boyfriend Criteria series, and the answer is YES! I am going to make prints.

But before I set up a store on my website, I'd like to know if there are very many people interested in buying prints of my work, and if so, what pieces? I'm planning on buying a printer and making them myself, so any piece is game. Please let me know if there's anything in particular you would be interested in!

Hope everyone had an awesome Halloween and a good start to your fall. I'll be posting soon about a few shows I've been in recently as well as some sketches and comics about my autumn so far!