Unnatural Mutation – Illustrations by Caitlin Hackett

Vulpes Masquerade by Caitlin Hackett

Vulpes Masquerade by Caitlin Hackett

Caitlin Hackett is a traditional artist in my home borough of Brooklyn NY with a truly interesting style. Almost all of her illustrations start off with drawing all the lines with a ball-point pen on a large piece of paper. The size of which ranges anywhere between 4in by 6in to a baffling 4 1/2ft by 5ft. After Caitlin lays out each individual line, she goes back in with colored pencil and watercolor to add shading and depth. This technique that she has clearly mastered is a pain-staking process but yields amazing results. The final piece marries crisp, flowing line-work with subtle bleeds of color. Her technique alone is a work of art, but the roots of her inspiration behind the artwork creates a whole other level of interest.
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Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustrations by Tatyana Kartasheva

Tatyana Kartasheva’s brilliantly shaded watercolor and pencil artwork is impressive, especially since these gorgeous pieces were created for her graduation project titled “Sweet Store of Madam Agnesa”. Each page was lovingly mapped out and amazingly executed. Such professional work at such an early point in her career is commendable. I’d be eagerly awaiting to see the full potential of this inspiring artist.

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva


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