Quebec, QC, Canada
Katrinn’s delicate and poetic images start out as watercolour or ink blotches on tracing paper. She then adds clean lines to give life to her characters, which are influenced by urban life and fashion. Besides being fascinated with childhood things, she has a fondness for the 1950s aesthetic and also takes inspiration from vintage items, which lends a fresh quality to her work.
New style and hand drawing technique
For a few months, Katrinn has been working on a new style and exploring new hand drawing techniques. Today, she presents us a part of her novelties and explains them here:
"I missed the contact with the material. I needed to lose control a bit, get caught by a burr, too much water and play with the material. What a pleasure to mix together the different mediums, such as watercolor, colored pencil and graphite directly on fabriano paper and see the reaction of the support... Pure happiness, without counting all the meditative side that there is in this technique. I found the small 5 years old Katrinn.
To begin with, I present a dozen of playful, dreamlike and poetic illustrations.
Presently in Quebec, and particularly in Quebec city, we're in the middle of winter. The end of year celebrations are behind us. There is a cocooning atmosphere. We feel the need to warm up. I had fun exploring the themes of winter, comfort, the need to wrap ourselves up in big and warm woollen garments. Also, I wanted to juxtapose the nature of Northen Quebec and the North Coast and its conifers. And finally, our brave small birds from Quebec which spend the hard winter with us, which I imagined wrapped with comforting and playful woollen.
I now dive into a more colorful universe in anticipation of spring which will eventually show up at our door within a few months. I intend to express my passion of gardening and also cooking by beautiful floral, greedy and colorful illustrations. We can see the beginning in the study of Miss Dior perfume and the illustration of the Hummingbird with Hibiscus.
So, I hope that will please you, already my birds had a proud success!"
L'Oréal / La Roche-Posay Canada
Illustrations signed Katrinn Pelletier for the 40th anniversary of the cosmetic brand La Roche-Posay. Katrinn was requested by Orange Tango agency to create a main illustration including the water drop from the logo of the brand. Some portraits of dermatologists and of a family were also illustrated as testimonies for the promotion of skin care products. Katrinn's illustrations were used on several promotional tools (as a beautiful water bottle) distributed this Summer via the 30 day moisturization challenge contest and also promotional events gathering skin care professionals.
The graphic design and the artistic direction for the packaging of the 2011 campaing of Cacharel for Mother's Day (L'Oreal luxe France), for their series of feminine fragrances, were provided by Colagene, graphic design clinic. The illustrator from Quebec, Katrinn Pelletier, created the illustration and interior pattern parts, as well as all the color variations. For Mother's Day, Cacharel choses to express the fresh, romantic and feminine spirit of their fragrances with the purity and the romanticism of delicate flowers.
Quebec Science Magazine
After the map of Florida, it is now the turn of the North of Quebec's map that Katrinn Pelletier illustrated for the very last issue of the Quebec Science Magazine. This publication is especially about this huge area where are living mostly native people and which is also coveted for its natural resources.
My North Pole