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Tenderly Magazine

Give Pigeons a Chance

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A celebration of pigeons - a misunderstood and under-appreciated bird. They are depicted in bright jewel tones, with an emoji-style sparkle on one of their heads.

Kate Louise Powell

Kate Louise Powell

illustration of A stag, a fox and a badger entwined with leafy vines wrapping around them. The stag's antlers are growing into tree branches. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,ENVIRONMENT,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,VEGANLIFE,PLANTBASED,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,STAG,DEER,FOX,BADGER,BRITISH ~
illustration of A celebration of pigeons, the birds are depicted in bright jewel tones, with an emoji-style sparkle on one of their heads. Commissioned by Tenderly magazine ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PIGEON,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,VEGANLIFE,PLANTBASED,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,BIRDS,PIGEON,PIGEONS ~
illustration of A piece of work commissioned by The Sierra Foxtrot Clothing LTD, depicting a fleeing huntsman followed by a pack of running foxes. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,ENVIRONMENT,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,VEGANLIFE,PLANTBASED,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,FOX,FOXES,ANTI HUNT,HUNT SABOTEUR,ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST ~
illustration of An illustration commissioned by Wagamama to promote their fish-free #Veganuary dishes, inspired by The Great Wave off Kanagawa. A great blue wave slowly transforms into a shoal of fish. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ENVIRONMENTAL,PROGRESSIVE,ENVIRONMENT,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,VEGANLIFE,ENVIRONMENTALISM,ANIMALS,MARINE,OCEAN,WAVE,FISH ~
illustration of A Henry Beston quote surrounded by flora and fauna, coloured with a slight gradient of red to purple. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,ENVIRONMENT,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,HENRY BESTON,WHIMSICAL,VEGANLIFE,PLANTBASED,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,QUOTE,EMOTIONAL,BOTANICAL ~
illustration of A depiction of the uncomfortable sensation/pain/numbness caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / CTS. A right hand is held up with flowers growing out from the skin, but half of the flowers are wilted and dying. ~ MEDICAL,NATURE,HUMAN BODY,PLANTS,FLOWERS,BOTANICAL,CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME,EDITORIAL,JOURNAL,SYMBOLISM,WHIMSICAL,VISUAL METAPHOR,HAND,FINGERS,HUMAN BODY ~
illustration of An almost-symmetrical design featuring various turtle species (including leatherback turtles, green sea turtles, and a loggerhead turtle) along with seaweed and kelp. Commissioned by EcoEthical to promote their event
illustration of 250 animal eyes. The animals were photographed outside UK slaughterhouses Saving Me (references used with permission) The no. of individuals drawn represents the no. killed each sec in the UK for animal products (source: viva.org.uk). Approx. 15k are killed every minute, or 250 per second. ~ANIMAL,EYES,EYE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,CRUELTY FREE ~
illustration of What's the true cost of your tinned tuna? Fishing nets kill up to 400k seabirds annually. The illustration depicts ghost gear dangling from a can of tuna, with various seabirds - including a puffin and an albatross - tangled and bleeding inside it. ~ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ENVIRONMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,POLITICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,ANIMALS,GULL,PUFFIN,ALBATROSS ~
illustration of A piece of fish sushi held by chopsticks, with a trail of blood flowing behind, accompanied by miniature cetaceans. The illustration aims to shed light on the issue of by-catch in the fishing industry. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,ENVIRONMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,MARINE,WHALE,DOLPHIN,SUSHI,ANIMALS ~
illustration of Originally drawn as part of my Inktober 2019 challenge, this drawing aims to raise awareness of the plight of the smallest, rarest cetacean. Right now, there may not be as many left in the world as are shown in the drawing. It was estimated there were only 6-22 individuals alive in 2o18. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,ANIMAL RIGHTS,VAQUITA,WHALE,OCEAN,MARINE,ENVIRONMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,WHIMSICAL,ANIMALS ~
illustration of Originally drawn as part of my Inktober 2019 challenge, this drawing depicts three dog profiles, comparing the wolfish look of a husky, the relatively long skull of a staffy, and the squashed face of a pug. The comparison shows how far we have warped some breeds away from their ancestors to suit our desires and whimsies. ~ ANIMAL,DOG,PETS,PROTEST,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,ETHICAL LIVING,CRUELTY FREE,ANIMALS,PEDIGREE,HUSKY,PIT BULL,PUG ~
illustration of An image of an infant breastfeeding from a female human torso with a dairy cow's head attached to the shoulders. The provocative design aims to ask question about our consumption of animal breastmilk. Commissioned by vegan clothing brand Heartcure.~ ANIMAL,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,WHIMSICAL,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,COW,DAIRY,MOTHER,CONTROVERSIAL ~
illustration of Originally drawn as part of my Inktober 2019 challenge. People are more comfortable talking about recycling than dismantling the fishing industry. Single-use plastics are a problem, they're also a red herring. Ghost gear is choking the ocean faster than single use plastics ever could. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ENVIRONMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,OVERFISHING,BYCATCH,POLITICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,SHARKS,FISH,MARINE,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,ANIMALS ~
illustration of Originally drawn as part of my Inktober 2019 challenge. Rich ecosystems are being felled for the sake of cattle crazing. Featured here: jocotoco antpitta bird, South American tapir, giant otter, white-cheeked spider monkey, and a golden poison dart frog. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,ENVIRONMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,RAINFOREST,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,ANIMALS ~
illustration of 4 designs from my 10x design sticker pack which is made up of contentious quotes on the topic of veganism with accompanying illustrations. They invite you to think about animals in captivity, the treatment of animals in different cultures, and the scale of worldwide systematic animal abuse. ~ ANIMAL,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,LIVESTOCK,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,SUSTAINABLE,ANIMALS ~
illustration of 4 designs from my Dairy is Scary 10x design sticker pack. They shed light on the problems with the dairy industry, explaining how mother cows and calves are abused, how dairy is a disaster for the environment, and how wildlife also suffers in the name of cheese and milk. ~ ANIMAL,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,DAIRY,COWS ~
illustration of A merchandise design commissioned by the group York Animal Save, featuring a horse, cow, pig, sheep and chicken. ~ ANIMAL,LIVESTOCK,VEGAN,VEGANISM,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS,HORSE,COW,BOVINE,PIG,SWINE,SHEEP,CHICKEN,HEN,FARMED ANIMALS,FARM ANIMALS,SANCTUARY ~
illustration of A Christmas card design for Stop the Cull - a group which aims to resist and raise awareness of the badger cull. The design features a badger portrait surrounded by bolt cutters, snowflakes, paw prints, and holly - a mixture of traditional Christmas and animal rights anarchism imagery. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,POLITICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,CHRISTMAS,BADGERS,BADGER CULL,BADGER ~
illustration of An illustration of a row of cigarettes gradually morphing into rashers of bacon, accompanied by the fact released by WHO (World Health Organisation) stating that processed meats have been put into the same cancer-causing category as cigarettes. ~ HEALTH,CANCER,SMOKING,BACON,PORK,CIGARETTES,FOOD,UNHEALTHY,DISEASE,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,POLITICAL,PLANT BASED,PLANTBASED,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY ~
illustration of A Jeremy Bentham quote asking a question about ethics and our treatment of animals, accompanied by a drawing of two white rats being gripped by gloved hands. The nervous system of the rats can be seen inside their bodies, emphasising the point that they can suffer and feel pain. ~ ANIMAL,SUFFERING, ANIMAL TESTING,VIVISECTION,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,QUOTE,JEREMY BENTHAM ~
illustration of A quote from Gretchen Wyler accompanied by drawings of pigs waiting inside a slaughterhouse truck. The blue flowers symbolise Tulip's abattoir in Manchester where these pigs were killed (I took the reference photos whilst bearing witness to these animals). ~ ANIMAL,PIGS,SLAUGHTER,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS ~
illustration of A quote by Hippocrates accompanied by 6 eyes, all belonging to a different species (chicken, cow, goat, pig, human and fish). The piece has an anti-speciesist and pro-animal rights message. ~ ANIMAL,EYES,QUOTE,HIPPOCRATES,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,SPIRITUAL,PHILOSOPHY,PHILOSOPHICAL,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,CRUELTY FREE,GOVEGAN,VEGANUARY,ANIMALS ~
illustration of Commissioned by Sea Shepherd, a design featuring iconic species including hammerhead sharks, leatherback turtles, and humpback whales. The colour scheme represents the Liberian flag, acknowledging a country that is leading the way in the fight against illegal fishing and poaching. ~ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ENVIRONMENT,POLITICAL,CONSERVATION,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,SUSTAINABLE,SUSTAINABILITY,ANIMALS,ENVIRONMENTAL,ENVIRONMENTALISM,MARINE,OCEAN ~
illustration of A piece I created in collaboration with The Sierra Foxtrot Clothing LTD. The composition was inspired by religious icon paintings. The fur industry is one of violence, misery, and death, but their victims are sinless and innocent… Always stand against the fur industry and all forms of speciesism and violence. ~ ANIMAL,NATURE,WILDLIFE,PROTEST,VEGAN,VEGANISM,THOUGHT PROVOKING,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ACTIVISM,ANIMAL LIBERATION,PROGRESSIVE,POLITICAL,ETHICS,ETHICAL LIVING,PLANT BASED,ANTI FUR,FUR INDUSTRY ~
illustration of A portrait split into eight parts, communicating the idea that there are many different ways to be a woman. Women - black women, disabled women, Asian women, transgender women, elderly women - are extremely diverse and should be celebrated. ~ PORTRAIT,WOMEN,FEMINISM,WOMAN,DIVERSITY,INTERSECTIONAL,INTERSECTIONALITY,TRANSGENDERISM,TRANSGENDER,FEMININITY,REPRESENTATION,INCLUSIVITY ~
illustration of Portrait with crashing waves imagery and flying albatross layered over the top, contained in an abstract exploding shape. ~ PORTRAIT,WOMAN,BEAUTY,OCEAN,MARINE,ABSTRACT,SEA,WAVES,ALBATROSS,FACE,DYNAMIC,PORTRAITURE,WHIMSICAL,SURREAL ~
illustration of Promotional drawing for the vegan Dr. Marten shoes range. Flowers burst and grow out of the shoes whilst a hummingbird hovers above. ~ FASHION,VEGAN,VEGANISM,PLANTBASED,PLANT BASED,DR MARTENS,DOC MARTENS,SHOES,BOOTS,STYLE,BONTANICAL,NATURE,SURREAL,WHIMSICAL,ADVERT,ADVERTISEMENT,VEGAN FASHION,VEGAN SHOES ~
illustration of A feminine portrait with elegant Betta fish circling the face. Loosely inspired by the Radiohead song title Weird Fishes [a photo reference was used for the portrait - photographer unknown]. ~ PORTRAIT,WOMAN,BEAUTY,FISH,BETTA FISH,HAIR,MAKEUP,FACE,DYNAMIC,PORTRAITURE,WHIMSICAL,SURREAL ~
illustration of Two mute swan heads forming a heart with red inky 'blood' surrounding. Single artwork for ‘Gearing Up’, commissioned by Scheme, TP. ~ ALBUM ART,ALBUM ARTWORK,SWANS,NATURE,WILDLIFE,MORBID,BLOOD,WHIMSICAL,SURREAL,BEAUTY,HORROR,BIRDS,LOVE,HEART SHAPE,SWAN ~

Profile

Kate Louise Powell is a 24 year old visual artist and animal rights activist originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, currently based in Edinburgh. After drawing recreationally her whole life, Kate started to take her artistic career more seriously in 2012 and produced a number of popular illustrations with the reoccurring motifs of flowers and butterflies. Since then she has experimented with photography, mixed media, and paint, but still works mostly in pencil and coloured pencil. Throughout the end of high school and during her foundation year at Leeds College of Art, Kate strove to create more personal and emotive portraits, and eventually discovered her niche by focussing on animal rights activism art during her Illustration BA Hons degree at the University of Edinburgh. "Since late 2016, I have focussed on combining my two biggest interests to produce work that is emotive, educational, and deliberately provocative. I aim to use illustration to shed light on specific acts of animal abuse and morally inconsistent human behaviour, and to fuel conversations about how we perceive and treat non-human animals." Kate received a Distinction grade in her Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Leeds College of Art and a First Class degree with Honours after studying Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Colored Pencil, Digital, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Whimsical

Subject/Specialties

Animals, Botanical, Editorial, Education, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Health, Holidays, Medical, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Feminine, Spiritual, Environmental