Kathryn Rathke is a Seattle based illustrator who I first wrote about in 2010. Since then, she has continued to fill out her portfolio with her delightfully calligraphic digital “ink” drawings of figures and faces — some familiar, some less so — but all brimming with personality and character.
Her clients include Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Paramount Pictures and American Express.
Rathke draws digitally in Photoshop, taking her sketches into Illustrator for final Vector line work and output. She manages in the process to keep the kind of free, gestural, almost scribbled line that many working in traditional media would envy.