?busy?k?york? 2010.05.18, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill App on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
20-30 minutes.

May 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is Kathleen. She draws a variety of subjects from fashion with an emphasis on shoes to subway commuters and, of course, portraits. I especially like her series of self-portraits on the theme ‘What I Wish I Wore’ and her well-composed subway drawings. Speaking of wishing, I wish I’d had more time for my portrait of her – I hope to post a second version later on with more refined facial features.

You can see Kathleen’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/kayork/
And her website: www.etsy.com/shop_sold.php?user_id=5066463

Photos of Kathleen and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here:

We’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 150 artists drawing each other! Here is Kathleen’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/