Tuesday, 21 October 2014


So I have started! Remember that animal project I keep going on about? Yeah well I'm on the final thing! It's so exciting! 
Unfortunately I don't yet have the luxury of drawing all day every day, I have a normal job too, which has taken up a fair amount of my time recently which of course I don't mind but I also have to do it. So! Now I have a few days off I can start this piece. I have to say how fortunate I am as the lady i'm doing this piece for has been absolutely fantastic! She's been very patient with me and been really happy to give me all the information I need so I can achieve a piece that she wants. She has been extremely supportive and for that I can't thank her enough!
So, here are a few snaps from yesterdays work, I will be continuing with it today and tomorrow. Don't worry guys, I'll keep you posted, plus there should be (I hope) other bits and bobs along the way!

Amusing myself - it was actually for instagram which I'm getting used to, so felt like taking a stupid picture ;P Follow me  -  Kat_Giannini xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

This Cat Trying to Destroy my Laptop!

I guess there always things that get in the way of illustration!

Patterns Galore!

So, can you guess what I've been up to? Just another teaser ;) x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Skeletons on Halloween

Another great reason to check out Bored Panda! What are you going to do for Halloween? I have a black cat who is pretty much a witches cat and a banshee anyway, but unfortunately I don't think she's let me paint her. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

I'm on Displate!

Some fantastic news - I'm on Displate.com. Please check it out. They are a brilliant company that sell metal canvases with many other amazing artists which are 100% worth looking at too! It probably sound s a little different and because it is. By simply placing magnets on the wall it makes it so much easier to change the canvases you hang as often as you want. I guess this is a little bit of trial and error for me but hopefully it'll be a great place to start. If there's anything you've seen of my work that you think I could upload and sell as artwork please let me know and I'll put it up. 

Just type in my name and you'll find me!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jumping out of a Plane!

Remember this??? Nan's Poem
Well at the time I was also supposed to do a skydive which was in aid of Pancreatic Cancer. Unfortunately it was cancelled due to poor weather conditions and low cloud which of course I can understand - I'd rather not land with a splat on the ground! But a year on, my friend and I have finally done it! And without a doubt it was the most amazing, fantastic and surreal experience I've ever had. I literally felt like I was flying I just didn't have any wings. 

So it's safe to say that I have every intention of doing it again at some point and I also have every intention of recreating Nan's Poem also in aid of Pancreatic Cancer. Despite the disappointing reaction from my tutors at university about this project at the time, I believe that I can do it better than before, and hopefully still achieve it with the goal of raising some more money for Pancreatic Cancer. So watch out - there will be more on the way, hopefully in the not too distant future!


Not too sure about this one. My best skill isn't drawing people so I thought I'd challenge myself doing a full on portrait. Theres aspects I'm really pleased with and others I'm not sure about but it was good to do anyway. Theres never any harm in doing different things :)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

One Day Project - Silence

So back to Illustration Friday now and this time the piece I uploaded wasn't actually intended for this topic but I thought it fitted the subject so well I may as well go for it. Won't tell you yet what it's actually for but at least you can have a look at the final thing!

Monday, 6 October 2014


Still inspired by my Werewolf and Medusa images I decided to continue with the fantasy theme. I did need a body to refer to when drawing these so it became a case of me awkwardly taking pictures of myself first and using the photos as references and altering them accordingly. But, I am quite happy with how these came out. they're part experiment, part possible finals.

Work in progress … 

I didn't have my dip pen so simply used a pencil instead!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Things found in a Magazine

I thought I'd put up a small random post. I was browsing through an old interior magazine when I came across these wonderful images, completely made out of fabrics, yet perfectly creating the feel of the underwater world!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What to do when I'm Bored

Ever wanted your own wings?

I love backless tops and I actually found one (well, almost backless) whilst browsing the internet which I thought I could recreate myself. So when I felt like a change from drawing I made this exact top instead, and with ease may I add. So here are photos of my work in progress. Let me ono what you think!