Cat Craig's Mystical Artworks and Musings

Ask me anything   I have been in love with drawing and creating things most of my life, it started with a huge love of coloring and the goal of coloring as well as mom. I'm inspired by everything from fairy tales and fashion magazines to Japanese artists, manga and dolls. I attended Massachusetts College of Art and graduated in the spring of 2008. Everything posted here are my own original artworks and photos unless otherwise stated (or reblogged.)
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Miss Queen B up there is available as a mug here: http://society6.com/catzilla/Queen-Bee-LCq#1=45

Thread Head: I started this awhile ago, but I was not excited about how she was originally progressing so I left her alone (the black/grey underneath it all was where I left off.)  I picked her up with a fresh idea and started drawing all of these beautiful little loops, swirls, bows and beads. It was very relaxing to just draw lines freehand all day.

Space Mountains: Drawn for a random deviantart challenge.

Work in progress: This is my largest drawing in recent times, I posted the sketch here awhile back. I started this in May 2013, in a sketchbook. I then put all the ladies together on two sheets of 18x14 bristol board. I FINALLY got around to the inking last night, but there is so much more to fill in. This drawing is really important to me. It’s my first try at really placing my ladies in their own world. I used to get hung up on backgrounds, but this time, it’s like exploring my dream realms with every single line I draw (which I’ve been doing so freehand to force myself to really think about what’s there!)

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#black and white art  #Original Artwork  #cat craig  #hair drawing  #surreal artwork 

This interview is probably the clearest artistic statement I have. I was really on top of things when they interviewed me in May 2013. A little over a year later and you have my current batch of work, which I feel is much more cohesive as a collection of works. I’m proud of myself for sticking to my wish to explore backgrounds and getting my characters into actual settings! I AM doing that now.

(Source: youtube.com)

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#raw artist cat craig artist statement interview 

My friend Tara is amazing. Not only is she like one of my mystical soul sisters, she’s also incredibly talented! She designs beautiful, ethereal accessories and transforms her self with make-up and wigs! She inspires my art constantly (if anybody every thinks that my ladies look like Lady Gaga, odds are I am drawing Tara’s face.) She truly is a real life mermaid, too!

Here’s her facebook page for her fashion label, Church of Vanity
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Chu…

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#taraozella  #mermaid art  #original watercolor  #pastel goth  #jellyfish eyes 

New works! I have a lot of things drawn, but painting is taking me forever. The postcard was a warm up sketch and practice painting, I had fun with it! The other two are concept pieces. I’ve been having fun exploring my little lady-centric dream universe and it feels good to get back into the swing of designing clothes too.

I’ve also come to realize that I’ve been drawing eyes everywhere because of my disability. I know a lot of people have bad eyes, but mine get worse every year and I rarely meet people who are as nearsighted as I am. I might be projecting my wish to just have eyes everywhere to cope with the fear of someday possibly losing my eyesight (hopefully when I’m a VERY very old woman!) I mean, how could I make art without my eyes? AH! So, until then, I will just draw and paint every day!

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#eye art  #surreal artwork  #original watercolor  #cat craig  #pastel goth 

These two took me quite some time to finish. The top one was started in january of 2013. I was scared off by it due to the amount of detail. I got the stained glass pattern from an awesome art nouveau patterns coloring book from Dover. The way I transferred it (I rubbed the graphite off of the tracing paper onto my fancy Arches paper) was difficult for my poor eyes to work with. I knew I did not want to ink it. Then a year later, I had just organized my drawers and decided to work on it again. The Stained glass turned out so much better than I could have imagined! Then I had to work on building up the contrast everywhere else so that it wasn’t focused on the glass! I am happy with the results now :)

For Rapunzel, I was trying to hard to add the element of hope into the image. I attempted to draw a room in the background, but I didn’t care for it. It was too storybook for my liking. I was also using paper that’s not to my liking (you can see the texture in the scan. It makes it challenging to paint small details.) So I decided to just paint it black because it conveys my interpretation of Rapunzel as a character, trapped in her tower. I’ve never envisioned Rapunzel as a happy character.  If I were her, I would feel hopeless and gloomy… I hope I succeeded in that. I want to also note that I sketched her in a waiting room next to an older gentleman who came back over to tell me I had a talent and never to stop drawing, especially if it’s what I love to do.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#art nouveau  #rapunzel art  #stained glass  #original watercolor  #Watercolour Illustration 
Drawn for my good friend and favorite Belldandy cosplayer, Lisa Kurth of small-wish.com.
I figured it was FINALLY time for some Belldanny fanart! Plus there is this tiny doodle in my sketchbook of this cool triangle dress and I had to get that design worked out on a larger scale!

Drawn for my good friend and favorite Belldandy cosplayer, Lisa Kurth of small-wish.com.

I figured it was FINALLY time for some Belldanny fanart! Plus there is this tiny doodle in my sketchbook of this cool triangle dress and I had to get that design worked out on a larger scale!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#triangle art  #belldandy  #ah! my goddess  #fanart  #fashion illustration 
Drawn while Gotye’s song “we’ll always be watching you” was playing in my head.

Drawn while Gotye’s song “we’ll always be watching you” was playing in my head.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#gotye  #eye art  #postcard art  #watercolor portrait  #surreal artwork 

I can’t seem to stop fashion designing when I draw lately! I feel as though I’ve rediscovered my style. I was getting frustrated with my work for awhile because I was only drawing portraits for some time and then my brain said “Hey! Wake up and draw some awesome ladies in some awesome clothes!” I’ve been concentrating on drawing feet as well. It’s something I’ve always struggled with but I believe I’m getting past that! Plus, even though I do not personally wear heels, they are SO much fun to design.

Things I can’t stop drawing: Bows, cats, pleats, shoes, crystals, swirly hair, stars, gnarly hands and eyes.

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#girls art  #fashion illustration  #original watercolor  #lowbrow art  #colorful art 

Paintings in Progress! I wish I had more time to paint every day. I love it so much :)

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#original watercolor  #artwork in progress  #cat craig  #artists on tumblr  #third eye girl 
Viperine Gorgon on Flickr.I went to the mall this week with my lovey and we were putzing around in the toy store and while I was sifting through the Monster High shelves, I laid my eyes on this lady, miss Viperine Gorgon. I had not seen her yet. (I am a toy aisle frequenter. If I know there are dolls, I have to look.) 
I think all of the snake details are so perfect (SHE HAS SNAKES COMING OUT OF HER HEAD!) I set her up with my favorite pink toys and my Junko Mizuno pony (and brain.) The match well don’t they! The tiny painting is by my super amazing friend, Lolitaagogo!

Viperine Gorgon on Flickr.

I went to the mall this week with my lovey and we were putzing around in the toy store and while I was sifting through the Monster High shelves, I laid my eyes on this lady, miss Viperine Gorgon. I had not seen her yet. (I am a toy aisle frequenter. If I know there are dolls, I have to look.)

I think all of the snake details are so perfect (SHE HAS SNAKES COMING OUT OF HER HEAD!) I set her up with my favorite pink toys and my Junko Mizuno pony (and brain.) The match well don’t they! The tiny painting is by my super amazing friend, Lolitaagogo!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes

"Who are you?" 11x14 watercolor

Second photo is a close up of the faces and the sparkles! I had a lot of fun drawing and painting this!

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#Alice In Wonderland  #gothic lolita  #smoking caterpillar  #fashion illustration  #original watercolor 
MOVING! Also, Art Sale on Store Envy!! →

by catzilla

Hey everyone, I have a lot of old original artwork for sale on my Store Envy page.

Cat Craig’s Mystical Artworks

I am trying to find a lot of my older originals new homes because I will be moving to California in June, on the total opposite side of the country, with my true love, our dog and the cat so I can be closer to my family and as far away from winter as possible. Any purchase would be so appreciated on my part because it’ll be going towards our moving fund. I don’t make much, the move is happening sooner than we thought and we do have to purchase a new car as well. I also want to find really awesome homes for my artwork!

Also, I am

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— 3 months ago
#shop update  #commission  #artist for hire  #original artwork  #store envy 

Morgan le Fay, 11x14 watercolor. Plus a process shot!

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#morgan le fay  #fantasy art  #original watercolor  #original painting  #evil queens 
Eye fashions. I may just create a line of clothing called Cat eyes. I had a lot of fun with this lady

Eye fashions. I may just create a line of clothing called Cat eyes. I had a lot of fun with this lady

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#third eye girl  #fashion illustration  #original watercolor  #haute couture  #pleated dress 
An oldie but a goodie, featured on another tumblr that has lots of other RAD art featured!
artagainstsociety:

Dining Goth by catzilla
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I love the white online style!

An oldie but a goodie, featured on another tumblr that has lots of other RAD art featured!

artagainstsociety:

Dining Goth by catzilla

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I love the white online style!

— 3 months ago with 19 notes
#egl  #eyeball  #spaghetti  #gothic lolita  #surreal artwork