Katie Packer

Name: Katie Packer

From: Isle of Wight UK

Blog address: www.katiepackerartist.com

When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? I first started drawing realistically 3 years ago, before that I created adult colouring books for a publisher in America.

What made you start? I am a single mother and needed a job that I could fit the children around! Plus I loved art!!

Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? I am a full time artist.

What inspires your art? Animals!!! I absolutely love creating anything animal based... but most of all I love capturing the connection between animals.

What’s your top tip for marker art/lettering/alcohol inks? Layers!! Everything looks better with layers!! It builds up the colour saturation and blends better!

What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? Ooooo...all of them!! ...if I had to choose it would probably be the Triblends... or illustrators... ohh or the aqua markers!! Nope! I can’t pick one!

Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? The monotone (Black and white) as I wanted a challenge to create grey scale animals... and the Furtastic.... because...well... animals!!

When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? About 4 months ago!!