Drawings by Katie Zhao 18

Drawing by Katie Zhao Charcoal on paper

Today my daughter Katie turns fifteen, and to celebrate her birthday, I’ve put together this selection of some of her artwork. Katie has been drawing since she was a toddler and for years she loved manga and created her own characters. This year she is studying art in high school and has been doing some classical studies. Below is a selection of some of her recent work, along with some of her manga and early drawings. Happy Birthday Katie!

Drawing by Katie Zhao Charcoal on paper

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao Charcoal on paper (3)

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao Charcoal on paper (5)

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao Charcoal on paper (4)

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao Graphite on paper 2010

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 

Drawing by Katie Zhao

 


What do you think?

18 thoughts on “Drawings by Katie Zhao

  • Sue

    Dear Katie,
    This is Sue. Remember me.?
    Just got this link from Gigi. I am diving in your art works. One hundred percent agree with Gigi — you are a very unique one.
    It is very late. But I still want to make it up: Happy Birthday!!
    Love,
    Sue

  • audrey~

    damn katie! you are way too good!!! 🙂 haha~~ love the work!! sorry the comment it late!!~ love you!!
    xoxoxoxox
    P.S wish i was half as good as u!!~ 🙂 haha

  • Elizabeth

    Dear Katie,

    Happy belated birthday!!! You are such an amazing artist!!! Even though I am extremely jealous, they are absolutely amazing and I hope you continue!!!

    Love ya,
    Elizabeth

  • andy graber

    hey katie! first of all, better late than never – happy birthday!!!

    second, love the drawings! ever since i have gotten to know you i am amazed by your growing talent. its a great thing to see. of course its not surprising, us being such a talented family and all… 😉

    see you soon!

    … andy

  • Gigi

    Katie Darling:
    Everyone else said everything I want to say: talented, amazing, astonishing…..really words can’t fully express our admirations for you. I know your daddy said: you are amazing, but please don’t be an artist. I don’t know how this can be avoided, because you are already an artist! A great one and an amazing one!!! It doesn’t matter what you do later in life, your artistic skill and talent will only make you a very unique one and be ahead of a lot of people. Treasure the natural born talent you have and enjoy being who you are!!!
    Lots of love and happy 15th Birthday!
    Gigi and Audrey

  • Cynthia Wang

    Happy Birthday Katie!
    Love your drawings. We still saved your batman birthday card you did for Lucy in 2nd grade. Remember how we published your cartoons in the MSC Newsletter?
    xoxo
    Cynthia, Dan and LUCY

  • Uncle David

    Katie,

    Wow! Each picture is better than the first. As i mentioned before, your eye for form and light is very advanced for your age. Just astonishing. Please do me and all of us a favor and keep up with this great talent if you plan to use it in the future or not.

    We are so proud of you for your creativity and of couse for it being your birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Uncle David & fam

  • Paul Lucek

    Totally awesome!!! I’m blown away.

    By the way Happy Birthday. I can only imagine where you will go from here with your talent and skill – you have such amazing potential.

    All the best,
    Paul, Jen & Rachel

  • Marvin Siegelman

    Hello My Precious Katie,

    Happy birthday! Your creativity and skill in capturing expressive feelings and movements are breathtaking. I am so proud of you sweetheart. I am so fortunate to have you as my granddaughter. You give me my ultimate NACHIS! I so look forward to sharing your life and being close to you. I love you so much!

    Grandpa

  • Yaoyao

    This is truly ASTONISHING, AMAZING, Breathtaking, Beautiful and just LOVELY!
    It is the finest thing that a 15 year-old could put together!
    Happy birthday Katie and I love you to no return !!!
    I still keep your early early early masterpieces from about 12 years ago (wow!), and words can’t describe my fondness for your talent !
    Love,
    Yaoyao
    xoxoxoxo

  • Susan Ramos

    Happy Birthday Katie!!!

    We wish you ALL the best life has to offer, always! You are and always have been a very talented girl. Keep up your studies and good work. Hope to see you soon.

    Love,
    Sue and Casey

  • Judy Rudikoff

    Katie,
    These drawings are so very very good – I know your earlier work, and have always admired it. Now that you’re in a very good art program doing more classical drawing, you excel – you constantly amaze me.
    I’m so glad your mom put them up so that we could see them.
    Happy Birthday, with a lot of love,
    Grandma