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Kim Smith is an illustrator from Calgary, Canada. She enjoys picnic baskets, curiosities, and cake.

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  1. Here are some of the development sketches for the utility boxes! On the top there are some bird studies and the bottom there are a few different layouts of the bug illustration. I ended up combining elements from all three of the bug drawings to create the final image. 

  2. I designed a couple of utility box wraps for the City of Calgary. I had originally looked to the younger residents of Calgary for inspiration for the design through a community outreach aspect of the project. Kids really love to draw bugs so I came up with the idea to draw some of the local insect population! I thought that was it but to my surprise they actually wanted me to design two utility boxes! Quickly I came up with another design that complimented the bugs, focusing on the birds of the city. Lots of fun working on these! Can’t wait to see them finished. 

    I other news I’m getting married in two weeks so updates might be a little scarce until I get back from my honeymoon, but things should pick back up again since I’ll be able to shift my focus from wedding planning back to illustrating! I’ll post some photos of some the creative things I came up with for my wedding, for those interested. Lets say I got a little Martha Stewarty. 

  3. A spot for Kayak Magazine about Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria.  A spot for Kayak Magazine about Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria. 
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    A spot for Kayak Magazine about Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria. 

  4. An illustration done for Apple Magazine about immunization.  An illustration done for Apple Magazine about immunization. 
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    An illustration done for Apple Magazine about immunization. 

  5. A couple of rover spots done for OWL Magazine.  A couple of rover spots done for OWL Magazine. 
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    A couple of rover spots done for OWL Magazine. 

  6. A fun puzzle illustrated for ChickaDEE Magazine!  A fun puzzle illustrated for ChickaDEE Magazine! 
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    A fun puzzle illustrated for ChickaDEE Magazine! 

  7. Recent illustration for Modern Dog Magazine! 

    Recent illustration for Modern Dog Magazine! 

  8. An Illustration done for Kayak Magazine! Looks a little funny without their layout -but they’re looking at a painting (Fathers of Confederation) and discussing it! Had lots of fun with Queen Victoria.  An Illustration done for Kayak Magazine! Looks a little funny without their layout -but they’re looking at a painting (Fathers of Confederation) and discussing it! Had lots of fun with Queen Victoria. 
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    An Illustration done for Kayak Magazine! Looks a little funny without their layout -but they’re looking at a painting (Fathers of Confederation) and discussing it! Had lots of fun with Queen Victoria. 

  9. A little preview of one of the projects I’ve been working on! It’s a series of funny junior novels about a detective! I’m working on the second book now among many things!

Apologies for the lack of updates from me recently! I’ve been busy with a bunch of projects along with busy wedding planning! Hope to get back to regular updates soon! 

I’ll be at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend sharing a table with the super lovely Joy Ang! Come and visit us!!! I’ll have some prints for sale! A little preview of one of the projects I’ve been working on! It’s a series of funny junior novels about a detective! I’m working on the second book now among many things!

Apologies for the lack of updates from me recently! I’ve been busy with a bunch of projects along with busy wedding planning! Hope to get back to regular updates soon! 

I’ll be at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend sharing a table with the super lovely Joy Ang! Come and visit us!!! I’ll have some prints for sale!
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    A little preview of one of the projects I’ve been working on! It’s a series of funny junior novels about a detective! I’m working on the second book now among many things!

    Apologies for the lack of updates from me recently! I’ve been busy with a bunch of projects along with busy wedding planning! Hope to get back to regular updates soon!

    I’ll be at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend sharing a table with the super lovely Joy Ang! Come and visit us!!! I’ll have some prints for sale!

  10. A little something French! I’m really hungry for some of these pastries! A little something French! I’m really hungry for some of these pastries!
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    A little something French! I’m really hungry for some of these pastries!

  11. Some more chickens! 

  12. A new bug illustration! Party time!!! I’ll be selling this plus a bunch more at Market Collective Feb 28th - Mar 2nd in Calgary! Come by and see me! 

  13. Some promo pieces I did a couple of months ago!