We’re All About Cats are in constant search for feline inspiration across the web and this time we have something really cool for you guys, Katie Ruby is a super talented cat Illustration designer . So we caught up with Katie to hear more about one of the most talented designers you guys should definitely pay attention to in the near future.
Q1: Please introduce yourself to our community
Hello, I’m Katie Ruby Miller and I am a freelance illustrator and designer as well as a crazy cat lady. I live on a narrowboat on the UKs canals/waterways with my two cats Nibbler & Rufus.
Q2: What was the inspiration behind your work?
I love cats and I love worldplay so the Punderful World of Cats started life as a weekly evening activity as part of an escapism from my full time job as a greetings card designer. It began life as photographs from doodles in my sketchbook and since going freelance in late 2016 it has developed into full colour digital illustrations. I have then turned some of my more popular puns (from likes on social media) into products such as badges, pocket mirrors, a cativity book and I am now on to my second calendar (which I’ve sold out of, so people will now have to wait
for the 2019 edition)
Q3: What do you like most about your art?
I enjoy the entire process of my art. I have a “standard” cat character which I always draw in a certain way (his name is furrgus and I imagine him to be a cross dressing cat) but with each pun he adopts a new personality and it is great fun capturing the character of that personality whether it be in the pose or general expression. I always begin working in pencil and pen, then I scan my sketchbook and work in colour to my illustrations in photoshop.
Q4: What do you have planned for future?
I always endeavour to post a new pun each week (sometimes my work schedule is so busy it doesn’t allow for this) but I am hoping in the future to extend my product range with some new lines, maybe some greetings cards and I would love to one day have a compundium book of my illustrations published (one can dream, but I’ve drawn over 100 of them now!)