Saturday, September 7, 2013

Kate Pelto Illustration

101 Val by Kate Pelto ©2013 Kate Pelto All Rights Reserved
I love to have the opportunity to patronize the arts, so when I saw that illustrator Kate Pelto was accepting commissions, I jumped at the chance for her to render my Fallout 3 character Val.

Rendered from a scanned pencil sketch, she was painted in Illustrator, with a sassy attitude never possible in-game. I have formed a connection with my avatar in the DC Wasteland, and was very pleased with my concept coming to light.

Kate loves to render game characters for others, and brings her spark of enthusiasm to the project. The composition is simple and elegant, the colors are wonderful. Her line is expressive, and the personality of the character shines through. I had the opportunity to watch her work on it, and loved seeing where illustration has gone in the digital age. It gave me good insight on the creative process within Illustrator, and I admit to a little nostalgia for my own lost visual art.

You can find her work here, where she is still accepting commissions. Highly recommended.