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–ย Yodaphant!

Let me know what you think! I’m starting to get the hang of video editing, I think… ๐Ÿ™‚

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 alsoย 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 hereย 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.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Super Bears – Captain America & Bucky Barnes

That Captan America bear was absolutely one of my favorite installations to my Super Bear project. He even got a title– “Steven “Fight Me” Rogers”.

And, of coarse, where would Captain America be without his faithful young side kick, Bucky Barnes?? Before anyone fusses about “That isn’t Bucky from the movies!”, You’re absolutely right. It’s not. I designed his bear print off of the young side kick from his comics because I love that uniform and those colors. I’m planning to make another one that better suits MCU-WWII Steve (mostly because there isn’t enough Winter Soldier anything. Period.) but until then, he gets this one.

I’ll have another set of these adorable bears coming your way tomorrow, so check back!

Super Bears – Batman & Stan Lee

A while back I had postedย an image of my Superman inspired teddy bear illustration (Superbear), and just recently realized I never finished putting up the other bears I had finished and sold at Planet ComiCon in May! Oops.

So, here you have Batbear and Stan Lee.

“What? Stan Lee??”

Yes, Stan Lee. Since he was at the convention and it was announced to be one of his last ones, I decided to make a little limited edition print of him as a bear.

Each of these illustrations also produced some pretty adorable buttons, which you can find and purchase in my shop. Haven’t gotten prints up yet, but they will be. Soon.

Stay tuned, I’ve got several more to post up over the next couple days.

Finding Dory was CUTE!

No, really, I’ll fight you on this ๐Ÿ™‚ As someone who isn’t a fan of the majority of Disney’s sequels, this one might be one of my favorites. They geared it more towards adults, too, with the same amount of cute and plenty of tie-ins to its predecessor. In fact, it might be my favorite sequel… I don’t know, the jury’s still out on that. Monsters U was just SO relatable!

Why does this matter? Well, because it was cute. and as such, it’s my job as an illustrator to showcase something that is that cute! So…. Ta-da!
Finding-Dory-Watercolor

It’sย CUDDLE TIME!! Seriously… This movie was too cute, all the annoying-ness aside. It’s worth a watch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Why an otter? Well, you obviously haven’t seen the movie then. Hop to it!

The original painting took about 2 hours, and is only 8 x 8 inches! I’m thinking of making it into a print– anyone interested?

Halloween Challenge!!!! cont. again

Phew! Been a busy week, can you tell? Anyway, throwing the next few up from the art challenge I’ve been enjoying this month! Here you have Days 13 thru 15. The next set is, sadly, unfinished, but for the sake of catching up after a week of heavy overtime in the real world, they’ll be posted up shortly for you to see.

Remember, if you want to follow these little spot illustrations daily, hop on over to the Simply Kitts Tumblr and +Follow!

A few additional note… I adore my spirits in high spirits, as well as dark parties for albino rats, but this set finally stumped me on the theme “orange”. I’d already done pumpkins, and I didn’t want to draw fruit. As I sat, pondering, I realized that I really wanted orange to be awesome because it’s my current favorite color (you know artists, always finding new favorites!) I looked down at my orange sweater and realized that I would be the best option for Orange. So, viola. You got a weird little self portrait that not only showcases Simply Kitts Illustrations– But Red Rabbit Comics, too ๐Ÿ˜€ The end!

INKlings from the Week

Must be another Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

This week’s batch of INKlings has a little cheater in there (I don’t apologize!) named Frip-C. I wanted him to be flip-able from the beginning, but he turned out even cuter flipped than intended! Anyway, there will be more goofy contenders next week.

INKlings Have Returned!!

As I said they would! I think Sunday is a mighty fine time to upload a week’s work of critters, don’t you? And this weeks’ selection is pretty amusing.

Sadly, with Christmas (oh, no, I said it!!) only two months away, I’m diving into a season of work I won’t be able to post until after the holidays. That being said, there’s a handful of other, not gift works in progress I’ll be continuing as well as I keep going with this stride I’ve struck recently. It’s good to be getting back into the flow of making art! Who’d have thunk?

I’ve also decided to maybe start showcasing, once a month or so, artist friends of mine for you to investigate and follow as well. I’m gifted with a plethora of talented friends and acquaintances, so please give them a look through in the coming months!