Our featured artist today, Kat Jeffery, uses her background in dance and stage performance to create costumes that are perfect fits for both performers and theatre sets.Trained as a dancer, an having garnered much experience on stage herself, Kat has an intricate understanding of how fabrics and outfits will move with a performer, and the sorts of effects that can be created.
In Kat's online portfolio you can see her costume design in both the sketch and finished-product iterations. I find it really interesting to be able to see the original sketch of an costume next to the real thing.
Also interesting are the sketchbook pages that Kat has posted - looking through these is like looking right into the artist's thought process. These range stylistically from quick, loose sketches, to experiments with blind-contour drawing, and crosshatch-shaded landscape scenes. The diversity of these drawings emphasizes the diversity of Kat's entire practice - she is a costume designer, choreographer, traditional artist, and occasional photographer.