Star Wars Elephant Series Commission

This wonderful and challenging mini-series was commissioned by a family friend for their newborn baby’s nursery. After seeing my comic book teddy bears, and wanting to have a elephant theme for little Logan, they asked if it was possible for me to make Star Wars Elephants. Well, I certainly hadn’t tried before, and a few sketches later, we decided I was more than happy to accept the challenge!

Three months later, these watercolored little cuties are home with their baby to raise that little guy up right!

I’m toying with doing a few more of these, just because, though I’ll have these prints available in my Etsy shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Each of these paintings is 11 x 8.5 inches, inked using Dr. PH. Martin’s Black Star Matte India Ink and Dr. PH. Martin’s HYDRUS Watercolor sets 1 and 2.

Yodaphant Process Video

Hey, all! Last year, I received a commission request to do a series of three Star Wars-themed Elephants. The commissioner had requested Darth Maul, Boba Fett, and Yoda. I’ll post pictures of all three once I have them cleaned up and ready for the public, but until then, enjoy this little time-lapse video of the inking to watercolor process of the third and final piece finished for the set– Yodaphant!

Let me know what you think! I’m starting to get the hang of video editing, I think… 🙂

2017 Convention Line-up!

Finally sat down and wrote down the comic conventions I’ll be attending this year and thought I would share the good news.

If you’re curious about a con or are thinking of attending, just click the convention name and it’ll link you right to their site (it’ll pop up a new window). The Bolded cons are all paid for and ready to go, while the italicized ones either haven’t opened registration, have not yet gotten back to me on whether I passed the jury, or I haven’t had the funds to get them paid for. Enjoy!

Visioncon (February 24th thru 26th)
Little Apple Comic Expo (March 18th)
StealthCon (March 25th thru 26th)
Wizard World STL (April 7th thru 9th)
Planet Comicon (April 28th thru 30th)
Conquest48 (May 26th thru 28th)
Sausomecon (June 30th thru July 2nd)
Kansas City Comic Con (TBA)
Dodeca Con-5 (September 15th thru 16th)
Air Capitol Comic Con (November 11th thru 12th)

What a busy year I have ahead of me, huh? My plan was to keep this year localized, see what sized conventions seem to work for me and my work. November and December will most likely bring other non-comic con events along, which I’ll post about when that time of year wanders along.

If you have any questions, if people want to place orders to be picked up at a specific convention, please reach out! I’m super okay with that option. 🙂

Hopefully I’ll be seeing some familiar faces as I drive around the midwest this spring and summer!

Who needs “New Years” Goals?

Not me, obviously! Oh well.

I can’t believe how quickly January came and went! Goodness gracious, so much to do and time is just flying right on by!

There have been some exciting new avenues I’ve taken a turn down with my art the last month and a half, and I’m just as excited to share them with you! Y’know, and anyone else that’ll listen.

I’ve started Live-Streaming!

That’s right, folks– I joined the 21st century and have created a Twitch.tv stream account on their Creative side of things. If you’re into watching people do art real-time, I suggest you click here and follow my channel! At this point in time, I’m publishing weekly schedules on Sundays that’ll cover the days, times in Central Time and projects to be worked on that week! For example, this week (February 12th thru 18th) I streamed Monday at 1, and will be streaming Tuesday at 1:30 (Comic Book Bears) and Saturday at 1:00 (Continuing with my Fantastic Beasts piece). I’ll also continue archiving my full length streams on Twitch, though I’ll warn you right now that I talk a lot and don’t always remember to repeat questions asked during the chat. Hey! I’m still learning!

If you’re like me and don’t always have time to watch a 2 hour stream, I’ve also started a Youtube Channel! I’m very particular with videos, so they do take time for me to finish, but I’ll have some (NOT ALL) of my streamed videos available on my youtube.

“But, Kitt? Why don’t I just watch in on Twitch then?”

Because, silly! The videos I’ll be posting on Youtube will all be time-lapsed as soon as I figure out how to do it the right way. If you’re interested in being a part of that insanity, please find and follow my Youtube! (You can just click here since Youtube doesn’t believe in easy url’s.)

So, there you have it! Exciting things! I’m working on updating my website since it’s in need of new news before I overlap the last time the site was updated. I’ll also be posting up a convention schedule, I’ve got several new pieces to share around, and an etsy shop that needs updating! Busy, busy, busy.

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year, everyone!

2016 was a handful of a year, and I let this blog die out through out with only a handful of posts and updates over the past 12 months. That’s got to change. This 2017, I’m going to try harder to actually bring updates and art work for and featuring Simply Kitts Illustrations. So, to tie off some loose ends, here’s some of the super hero teddy bears I failed to update with last year! Hoping to add even more to the teddy bear collection this year, including Hulk, Robin, Red Skull, Riddler, Spider Gwen, Jean Grey, Hulkling and Wiccan! I’ve got all these teddy bear prints available in my Etsy shop, along with some stickers and buttons. I’ve got a whole slew of midwest comic cons lined up this year and will be posting about them in the near future.

Come-by

Kansas City Comic Con is NEXT WEEKEND!

Despite all the frantic ups and downs of the past few weeks, I’m starting to get very excited for KCCC next weekend. I finished up my mini Comic Book Bears coloring book and have been working my way as fast and tirelessly as I can through a handful of other prints. If all works out, I’ll have some new mini prints and a couple large and normal sized prints for sale as well. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed… Might hafta hire some friends and bribe them with food and beer to get things done, but I’m gonna do what I can!

KCCC! Bartle Hall! Friday, Saturday and Sunday next weekend! Be there! 😀

Super Bears – Joker & Harley Quinn

They aren’t “super heroes” or even really “super” at all, but you have to have some villains if you’re going to have super heroes. Besides… DC makes some real good villains. I originally made these designs to be hung side by side, too.

That’s it for super bears so far, though I have several more that are still in progress, including the Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange. 🙂