Today we had a visit by animation designer, Katie Rice. Katie is the latest in a long line of artists like Grim Natwick, Freddie Moore and Mary Blair… she specializes in drawing girls. I can tell you from personal experience that Katie’s girl drawings were just as popular among the artists at Spumco as “Freddie’s girls” were at Disney.
I asked Katie to bring her drawings by the archive before she sells them, so we could include them in our database. I think you’ll agree, they’re pretty remarkable. You should bookmark Katie’s blog, Funny Cute.
Katie never seems to draw the same shapes twice, yet her sense of proportion and her eye for posing is unfailing. Katie’s ability to translate real-world personalities into appealing cartoon drawings sets her apart. Like Mary Blair, I can’t imagine anyone not loving her work.
Thanks to Katie Rice for allowing us to scan her sketchbooks.
This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.