5 Sep 2012

Artist 144: Katy Hudson

It's a sweet pastel treat for you now with the delectable work of Katy Hudson. Katy is one of those illustrators who posses that rare property of genuine mechanical skill that gives her so much freedom in how to express herself. The result of course is her beautiful realisations of animals that have character and also believability. Her work uses a gentle palette that compounds her watercolour style and gives a gentle strength to her work. Her work is of course charming, and she achieves this well without becoming to saccharine to believe. She has a great set of prospects ahead of her with this strong and convincing style and we wish her well in the future.

Who are you:
I'm Katy Hudson and I'm a freelance Illustrator based in the UK currently represented by Bright Art Licensing

What do you do:
I work predominantly in ink, pencil and lately watercolour then sometimes piece these drawings together with collage on my mac to produce illustrations for greeting cards, editorial, publishing and advertising.

How did you start:
I was always drawing as a child, drawing characters from storybooks and films I decided from a very young age that when I was a grown up I would work at a big drawing desk with a spinny chair! So after A levels and an Art foundation course I did a BA Hons in Graphic Communication specialising in Illustration at Bath Spa University.

A Personal statement about you or your work:
I love to tell stories and play with the elements within my drawings, animals seem to be a constant source of inspiration possibly for their different shapes and textures. A little obsessed with mark making, my favourite tools are my ink pen and an old paintbrush I've had since college that always seems to give me the right marks.


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