Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Promotional mailer!


My design for my promotional postcard once I order them . . . These things take time . . .

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Official website FINALLY online!

Finally uploaded a NEW website, which I built myself (with the help of fellow illustrator and friend,Caitlin B. Alexander! Check it out my portfolio here: Catherine Fontenot Illustrations

Monday, May 23, 2011

Some Scientific Illustration work

So, for my vary last studio elective at SCAD, I finally had the chance to take Introduction to Scientific Illustration. My only regret about my decision was that I did not take this class two years earlier and take several other classes related to a scientific approach. I am thoroughly enjoying it and discovering an interest in a different field of illustration. I always have loved studying and drawing wildlife (probably pretty apparent) and now I intend to pursue this field more seriously after graduation.

Each of these projects used different materials than my usual illustrations, but it was so refreshing trying new techniques. Here are some examples of work from this class, as well as sketches:

Rieger begonia botanical illustration (watercolor on hot-press board)

Raccoon skull (traditional stippling technique using crow quill)
Sketch studies of mountain lion

Sketch studies of mountain lion

More studies of mountain lion

And more mountain lion sketches . . .

Sketch for final piece

Research notes on mountain lions

Sketches for final piece

Mountain Lion (Felis concolor / Puma concolor) in scratchboard technique

Mountain Lion (Felis concolor / Puma concolor) in scratchboard technique

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jigsaw girl . . .

A few more pieces left for this puzzle . . . Looks like things are starting to come together this quarter at SCAD: I've designed my logo & business cards, revisited my artist statement, and polished up my resume. I'm finally prepared and looking forward to the last couple of art shows at the end of the school year as well. AND, I'll be making a trip to New York City in the middle of June! My first time ever in New York, so it will definitely be an interesting experience. There's still much more to do for school and life in general, but the reality of being an artist and becoming a professional is feeling good!


business card (back)

business card (front)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, GA!

To alleviate some of the stress from mid-terms, I decided to participate in Savannah's Sidewalk Arts Festival this past weekend! The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was refreshing. A great way to spend the day procrastinating from a work . . .  Didn't complete my square for the judging of the contest, but it was fun anyway!

Got a square right next to the trashcan! Oh man, I'm lucky!

Adding some whimsical designs . . .

Oh deer! :)