Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1st Prize at Picture This! exhibit at Danforth Museum of Art

Apparently, I missed the best surprise ever - 1st Prize at Picture This! exhibit at Danforth Museum of Art. Couldn't make to the closing ... and here you go. I so wished I were there. http://www.danforthart.org/assets/forms/exhibition_PictureThis_2015_catalog.pdf






Friday, August 28, 2015

Festival Owl Project: Keene State College Children's Literature Festival

I donated my owl to Keene State College Owl Project. Now my owl has its permanent home!

When painting my owl I set several fun challenges for myself. 

I really wanted my owl to be in its environment, so I decided on the owl at dawn overlooking the forest. 

The other challenge was to figure out the best way to combine a flat, decorative technique of the owl with a painterly technique of the environment. It was a lot of fun painting the foggy dawn air. The trick was to use many thin layers and to make sure that nothing in the background is well-defined. My ornate and colorful owl really stood out against this soft, understated background. 

I used watercolor on soft-press Fabriano watercolor paper to create this illustration.


Boston Children's Museum. Countdown to Kindergarten Classroom.







Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Doctor Story: Work-in-progress. Color choices for the book.

Dummy book is finally sketched out! Moving on to the color choices for the book. 








Monday, June 15, 2015

Honorable Mention for 3X3 Magazine's Competition, Picture Book Show!


Honorable Mention for 3X3 Magazine's Competition, Picture Book Show! Many years of entering this competition and I finally got in! Images submitted – 3 pieces from “Sophie’s Animal Parade” written Amy Dixon, illustrated by me. 



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sophie is on the cover of the Children's Book of the Month Club Catalog!

The artwork from "Sophie's Animal Parade", written by Amy Dixon, illustrated by me, Katia Wish, is on the cover of the June 2015 Children's Book of the Month Club Catalog!



Monday, April 13, 2015

"Sophie's Animal Parade", written by Amy Dixon, illustrated by Katia Wish, Sky Pony Press, Spring 2015

The very first box of books has arrived! 
If you'd like to purchase a signed book, please contact me directly (message of email katia@katiawish.com) and I'd be happy to send it to you!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Doctor Story: Character studies. Twins.


Doctor Story: Character studies. Doctor.


Doctor Story: Work-in-progress. One of many rough storyboards.




I sent another super rough storyboard (after working and reworking on many intermediate storyboards, figuring out pacing, design and flow of the story) to my author/illustrator friends for a second round of feedback. The story is getting tighter and stronger! Next step - character studies, then - a more refined storyboard, then - a more refined manuscript.