Live illustration for an Arts Council funded project documenting the stories of people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The final illustrations were turned into handmade books and presented to the families and carers of those involved in the project.
Window painting to welcome the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to Berwick upon Tweed, where stage 3 of the cycle race will commence. Bikes, Northumbrian flags and a whole lot of yellow paint to match my dress.
Read more for creative process, painting on windows and more information about the Tour of Britain - the UK’s most prestigious cycle race.
Ever wondered how to hire a live event illustrator or a graphic recorder? Here you go!
How to hire the PERFECT illustrator for the job, and then get the most out of their work.
These are some of my best tips from the free guide ‘Live Illustration 101’. What do live illustrators charge? How do you hire a graphic recorder? What can a live event illustrator do for your event, launch or workshop?
This video marks the first in a series of me asking questions people send me via DM on Instagram. (I’m @katiedraws on there.)
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket trail 2019.
Some of my favourite idea generation tips and a peek at my creative process for designing live illustration installations.
For National Recycling Day, I designed and painted the windows of Nespresso’s flagship boutique store in Regent Street, London. #recyclewithnespresso
Visualising Dove’s sustainability commitment; 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Live illustration / window installation painting at Sea Containers, London.
Why i’m closing my Etsy shop. Looking at the pros and cons of selling online with Etsy, business life as an ilustrator #notahobby, and taking a good look at time vs profit.
The BIG Creative Teachers’ Event - live digital illustration March 2019.
Live illustration for medical academic interviews at NHS North Tyneside.
Borders Art Fair preview evening - live illustrating guests as they arrived to appreciate the art.
Here are my best tips. When you really need to get stuff done. When your brain is singing LA LA LA and you’ve been sucked into a never ending social media hole.
All of these are digital drawings, created using my iPad Pro in Procreate. I’ve been working with the iPad since April 2018, and while the Apple Pencil took a bit of getting used to, I am loving it now. Being able to take my work anywhere with me (without lugging my giant laptop around) is really wonderful.
How Instagram (and the internet in general) has changed my life and enabled me to sell my illustrations and paintings all over the world, as well as access to exciting opportunities despite this rural location.
“Live Illustration looks set to be huge in 2018! With everything from weddings to events and parties getting in on the action we’re finding out all about it with Katie Chappell…” -Printed.com
Wedding season has come and gone in a flurry of flowers and parties. I love a good wedding! This is a great time to reflect and share what I do.
Arts Award booklet specially designed and illustrated (by Katie Chappell) for Berwick upon Tweed. This is a great resource for helping school children to learn about art. HOORAY FOR LEARNING!
Print day for Lizzie Finnigan’s Umbrella Bella.
At last! A series of illustrations of powerful women in art and science for Newcastle University. These will be used for creating educational teaching packs for schools.
Live illustration in Gateshead tongight! (16th June)
It’s been one month since I uninstalled Instagram and Twitter, and deactivated Facebook. I also followed the ‘distraction free iPhone’ guide to taking emails off my phone and restricting Safari. Those last two though... *cue wringing of hands and nervously sweating*
Taking a break from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. An experiment.
The Cornerhouse Illustrators met up at Julia Patton's beautiful house. We had a peek at her woodshed studio, drank coffee and pored over sketchbooks, thumbnails and picture books!