Kathleen Joyce

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Kathleen Joyce //   
I am a Chicago illustrator who works in pen, watercolor, and a format of a digital hybrid.. and most of my work consists of advertising, storyboards, and Children's illustrations.  My work is light-hearted and fun... please contact me for work opportunities or just comments!
My Website is kjoyce.net

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Love Is Forever
This piece was created for family as a Christmas gift since my  hours have been drastically cut at work and I have not been making as much money.  Unfortunately.. I had to help out around the house and still work to pay tuition, so I didn't get time to finish it before Christmas.  It's been a difficult year financially for my family.. but we're together and we're ok, and thats what matter.  Thats what i wanted to show in this piece.  Everyone is talking about how bad the economy is and that money is tight.. but there are other important things in life.  Money shouldn't be everything.


Anyways, Happy Holidays and I hope things get better for the world.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010



     This was done for my Drawing for Illustrators Class (as all of my work is nowadays...) so as always, black and white.. Pen and Watercolor.  And I need a new pen, badly...

The goal of this project was to create a black and white historical piece, and I chose 1850-1870s French Can Can Dancing.  The dress was a nightmare, not a good enough reference.. I really wish I had a dress like that so I could shoot an accurate reference photo.. maybe someday...

I'm pretty excited for Christmas break, I have a lot of family coming over, I'll finally have a break, I'm not getting hours at work .. hopefully it'll be nice and stress-free.  Sadly my boyfriend and a few of my good friends are going to be gone =(... I guess I'll have time to do artwork now

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pee Wee Football Game



This was my six figure piece, black and white... Pee Wee football game.  Any little kid game I've been to, the parents are loud, supportive, sometimes critical, but there is always that one parent who sits at the side or in their car yelling at someone on their cell about something work related. Leave your work at home and pay attention to your child!

Anyways, I plan to do a lot more "me" work during the Christmas break. Or at least I hope.....