KaitDarcyDesigns

Custom hand drawn Portraits & Art

Calgary, Alberta

Announcement    ::: JUICY INFO BELOW :::

::: NEW SHOP, WHO DIS :::
This is a new Etsy Store. Oh you noticed? Gee thanks! While I've been rehabilitating my wrist (keep reading if you missed the news) I decided to finally move my store from Etsy Australia to Etsy Canada. It just makes things easier on me. The bummer is that all the lovely things my clients have said couldn't transfer. So if you're looking for those reviews check out www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KaitDarcyArt

::: WRIST THERAPY UPDATE :::
Bad news: In August 2020 I injured my drawing wrist. (Yer, not ideal and I don't recommend it. But keep reading for the happy ending) I wound up spending 18months seeing a long list of medical specialists to procure a diagnosis and full recovery plan. It was during the Covid years so it all royally sucked.
Good news: In March 2022 I found an incredible Wrist Physiotherapist (if you live in Calgary I've got recs, hit me up) and we worked together to restore function and strength with an exceedingly positive progression. Tears of relief! So, over Summer 22' I was finally able to draw (yes, DRAW) starting at a few minutes a day, growing to a few hours a day. Slow, but passion and determination run through these veins.
Happy ending: Well, it's more "Good news for me and Good news for you!". Commissions are now open again! Hurray! There's only a small number available while I work back up to full time, so ladies and gentlemen, RUN!

I hope you find an exceptional amount of joy in my drawings. I'm deliriously excited to get back to creating these treasured pieces of art with you, and for you.

Kait xo

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Last updated on 01 Sep, 2022

::: JUICY INFO BELOW :::

::: NEW SHOP, WHO DIS :::
This is a new Etsy Store. Oh you noticed? Gee thanks! While I've been rehabilitating my wrist (keep reading if you missed the news) I decided to finally move my store from Etsy Australia to Etsy Canada. It just makes things easier on me. The bummer is that all the lovely things my clients have said couldn't transfer. So if you're looking for those reviews check out www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KaitDarcyArt

::: WRIST THERAPY UPDATE :::
Bad news: In August 2020 I injured my drawing wrist. (Yer, not ideal and I don't recommend it. But keep reading for the happy ending) I wound up spending 18months seeing a long list of medical specialists to procure a diagnosis and full recovery plan. It was during the Covid years so it all royally sucked.
Good news: In March 2022 I found an incredible Wrist Physiotherapist (if you live in Calgary I've got recs, hit me up) and we worked together to restore function and strength with an exceedingly positive progression. Tears of relief! So, over Summer 22' I was finally able to draw (yes, DRAW) starting at a few minutes a day, growing to a few hours a day. Slow, but passion and determination run through these veins.
Happy ending: Well, it's more "Good news for me and Good news for you!". Commissions are now open again! Hurray! There's only a small number available while I work back up to full time, so ladies and gentlemen, RUN!

I hope you find an exceptional amount of joy in my drawings. I'm deliriously excited to get back to creating these treasured pieces of art with you, and for you.

Kait xo

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Kait D'Arcy

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Kait D'Arcy

About KaitDarcyDesigns

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On Etsy since 2022

Dazzling unique, innovative hand drawn creations. Forever.

I’m Kait D’Arcy, an Australian Artist and Designer living abroad in Canada with my husband Mark and Golden Retriever Flynn. I hunger to create realistic drawings that stop you in your tracks and squeezes at your heart.

I proudly offer exceedingly high quality, tailor-made, hand drawn commissions and artwork. I put unmatched care and attention into each drawing, working with you to capturing something you love and will adore forever.

I hope you find an exceptional amount of joy in my drawings. I'm thrilled to create these treasured pieces of art with you, and for you.

Kait xo


::: ABOUT MY PROCESS :::
Drawing for me started early and naturally. It was an effortless joy and a form of self expression and self soothing. My skill came about through practice, drawing after drawing, and grew through an unquenched hunger to capture how the individual or place made me feel, not what it looked like. From the cheeky glint in my Grandad's eyes, and the adoration in my childhood dogs face, to the memories encrusted in my family home, and the majestically atmosphere of a Banff National Park waterfall.

Yet, hunger still unquenched, I moved from paper and pencil to an interactive pen tablet. Enter the Wacom Cintiq Pro. It was a challenge, but the endless opportunity it provided bewitching. I can now perfectly replicate my pencil drawings but in a more brilliant, detailed and higher quality manner. Every soft pencil wisp captured. Deeper impactful contrasts. Vivid colours. Perfectly preserved forever.

This new innovative way of drawing elevates everything special and authentic about the pencil medium and realism art style, enhancing it into a better and more sustainable product and experience. This is the beautiful way every drawing you see here is created.

For more examples and reviews, visit me on my social media platforms where you'll find my previous client's drawings, the photos they were drawn from and what my clients had to say about them!

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    An Australian Artist, Graphic Designer and Interior Designer living abroad in Canada with a hunger to create realistic, exceedingly high quality, dazzling drawings that stop you in your tracks and squeezes at your heart.

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Last updated on 01 Sep, 2022

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