Monday, December 12, 2011

winter

Even though I hate cold weather, I have to admit that dressing up in winter can be fun. Twice the clothing and twice the accessories!



Lots of people in New York can only buy very small trees as big ones won't fit in our apartments or up the stairs.

Monday, October 24, 2011

the red room


Here's something to get you in a spooky/Halloween-y (weenie?) mood: a piece I recently completed for Monster Show 2011 at Domy Books in Austin, TX. It's called "The Red Room." If you're in Austin or Houston from October 29 - December 8, definitely check it out in person! Wish I could!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

two blondes

In the last few weeks I got a chance to do two different illustrations for The New Yorker, both about awesome blonde women.


The first was for the upcoming movie "My Week With Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams. I decided to depict Marilyn still being her glamorous self in a headscarf and cool cat-eye shades (that I want) while dodging the paparazzi in London.

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The second piece, which is in this week's issue, features Tippi Hedren, another wonderful 60s blonde, from Hitchcock's "The Birds." This job was super quick - got the initial e-mail Thursday night, final due Friday morning - so exciting and fun!

Film Forum is showing several films featuring Bernard Hermann's scores from October 21st to November 3rd, including "Vertigo," "Psycho," and "The Birds." I'm definitely going to go see "Psycho" on the big screen, it's my favorite. Everyone knows this iconic music:


Thank you to AD Jordan Awan!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

cruisin' for a bruisin'



Last week at Ten Paces and Draw was Rockabilly/Greaser week -- so you KNOW I had to beg Alyssa to let me contribute. I completed an awesome sketch by Chris Hajny.

Stay tuned for more rockabilly stuff as I'm currently dreaming up/working on a Wanda Jackson comic/zine!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

growing up, then going home


I have an illustration in the New York Times Sunday Review today! It's for the Opinion section, with four short pieces about what it's like to move back home after you've graduated from college, an experience many recent graduates are now familiar with. You can read it here. Rodrigo Honeywell acted as art director. Thanks Rodrigo!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

gimme brains

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Here's an illustration I did for the 'Summer' issue of Domestic Etch Magazine. Inspired by 90s girls on tumblr, The Runaways and The Donnas, summer and this song:



Friday, July 8, 2011

Harry Potter & Ten Paces and Draw




This week I participated in Harry Potter Week on the Ten Paces and Draw blog. Ten Paces and draw is a blog about collaboration and illustration. Every week there is a theme, and every Monday a few artists submit sketches based upon that theme which are then swapped among the artists and brought to final by Thursday evening. Tight deadline, but super fun!

I was so excited by the sketch I received because I it had tons of fun detail and I love drawing interiors. It was drawn by the awesome Francesca Buchko.

Here is the sketch I submitted, of Harry, Ron and Hermione herbology-in' it up in simpler times before You-Know-Who made everything all dark and not
child-appropriate, haha. It was brought to final by the cool Trevor Basset.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

go hornets


Here's a little image I made for my mom. It features a hornet, the mascot for my old high school - Booker T. Washington in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She's going to have it printed for thank-you cards!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fanboy


Here is a new illustration I did for The Morning News about superheroes, being of mixed race and feeling like an outcast. Read the article, it's very interesting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

my future bedroom

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This might be my last year at my current apartment, so with my lease ending in June I've been fantasizing about what my new place could look like (I LOVE decorating!). The bedroom in this painting (what is it with me and bedrooms?? I can't help it!) is a mixture of things I really want (the classic Unikko Marimekko comforter, a cool rug and an awesome view) and things I already have (my gold motorcycle helmet, an amazing print by my friend Rand Renfrow, pink underwear... and of course my sleepy dog and boyfriend). What does your fantasy room look like?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

march madness


This is an quick turnaround illustration I did this week for The Morning News for an article about a guy who gets his mom to fill out his March Madness basketball bracket. I don't know anything about sports but I like drawing guys in short shorts!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

single fare


Hello! Here is a (very small) painting I did for Sloan Fine Art's upcoming show "Single Fare." What you see on your screen is actually bigger than the painting itself, which was done on a New York City Metrocard.

All art in "Single Fare" is on the back of a 3 x 4 Metrocard! Here's some more info about the show and opening:

"Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again"
A Show of Small Works on Used MetroCards
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17th, 5 to 9 pm
Exhibition: March 18 to 26, 2011

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
www.sloanfineart.com
212.477.1140

My painting is based on Jeremy Scott's NYFW Fall 2011 show, which I LOVED. Not for the clothes as much as the styling. The ponytails and make-up were amazing!

So yeah, liking boys is very last year. Now it's all about hating them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

winner!

Hey guys, just a quick note to say that Malori from Chicago is the winner of the print giveaway! Go Malori! I'll be e-mailing you to get your address so I can mail you your print ASAP.

I also just wanted to say thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, it was so much fun reading all your comments! You are awesome, don't ever change.

Friday, January 7, 2011

100% in love


Just a little type work. Would you like to see this as a print in the shop?

Don't forget that there's still a couple of days left to get the chance to win a free print! Leave a comment here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SHOP NOW OPEN

Happy New Year everyone!

Big news! I've now put a shop up on my website! You can access it by going to my main site katieturner.net and clicking "SHOP" in the left side menu. The entire Boyfriend Criteria series is there as well as a few others, and all are 35 USD.

All prints are printed on quality matte photo paper with an EPSON 2200 and signed by me. Everything is sold via PayPal and shipped within a week of receiving payment. If there's a piece of mine that you would like a print of but don't see, feel free to contact me about it!

PRINT GIVEAWAY!!!!

In honor of opening up the shop, I've decided to do a print giveaway! I will be giving away one "Boy With Glasses" 9 x 12.5 print!


If you'd like a chance to win this print, all you need to do is comment on this post! At the end of this week (next Sunday the 9th, that is) I will choose a random winner. The winner will get a copy of the print along with a few other small goodies. Good luck!