Wednesday, April 16, 2008


     First of all, thanks to all of you who took the time to visit my little blog kick-off! It was nice hearing from everyone who commented on my first post, and hopefully I can make some more posts to hold your interest.
     I know I said I was going to put up thesis stuff--but I lied......I'm sorry! I'm actually feeling pretty uninspired with it right now, but I'm working on getting back on track. In the meantime, I have some sketches for your perusal!

     In our senior thesis classes, we each started off with a moleskin sketchbook, which we had to give a one word theme (like, "discovery" or "flower" or "skullcrushing" or anything else we could come up with). Then, every week you had to grab a new sketchbook and put something in it relating to the theme. Here's some examples of themes I drew for (sometimes I added photoshop coloring, just for fun):


(however, according to zeitgeist expert Jeremy Enecio, drawing people with antlers just went out of style, so I'm ashamed to say that I'm terribly unfashionable)




Silly. That picture is actually from a fashion show I was in last year--the designer made a bunch of postcards with me on them (eee...), and I figured I might as well put them to use. Plus, I love sweets!

Hey, remember those sexy Hindenburg people? I had always meant to do one more, and this was actually my favorite one, but I never got the time to do it.....maybe this summer. Here's the lineart and my rough color sketch:

Finally, just a random sketch from my sketchbook I decided to color real quick:

Jeremy also tells me that owls are also out of fashion, but I liked owls before they were in fashion. So there!

More updates later. This was our first week with Frank Stockton in my fashion class! Our first assignment is to make an illustration for "something you wouldn't mind shortening your life for" (Doesn't "being an illustrator" fit into that category...?)
It's a toughie, but I'll have some sketches for next week.
Maybe they'll include buffets! Or bears!


Andrew R. Wright said...

I have never seen any work that I have not liked from any of you MICA students. What do they feed you up there? Or is it in the water? Maybe it is the air...
I am quite envious, as well, of the way you said your "fashion" illustration class is broken into three different parts with three different professional teachers. It seems like a really fun class.

Oh yeah, beautiful work! I would have to agree with Mr. Weber about pen vs. pencil. At the same time using pencil line as a texture with digital could add another depth to your work. Maybe something you do not completely abandon but experiment with?

Kali said...

Haha, why thank you Andrew! If there is indeed something that makes our work appealing to you, it probably comes from some secret Baltimore mutative virus. There's always police helicopters flying around the neighborhood after criminals, so I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to just spray some special kind of "Make Andrew Wright like our Work" serum over everyone.

Anyway, it is a fun class! It's not really entirely "fashion", (Daniel Krall's section was the only part that made an effort in that direction) as you may have noticed, but it's been cool. I also agree with you about the pencil stuff. I think I won't completely abandon it, but maybe I can find a way to work it in a little better for textury things in the future. Thanks!

Karolion said...

lady! you still need to let me know what color purple you were talking 'bout for your knitted thing!

Jeff Love said...

I'm really glad I stumbled across your blog (linked through Danny Robbins...) You have some fantastic work here, and I'm extremely jealous of the instructors you've been having for your fashion class! I started this thing called Sketchbook Month that is going down this May, and if it interests you I'd love for you to participate.



Rebecca Bastian said...

Yeesh, what IS in fashion? Poodles, camels?

rawfish said...

KALI loves the new site and the blog is always a trip. im working on designing my new site and i just cant seem to translate my style to the computer (ridiculous i know for someone who used draws things ONLY on my trackpad.) booo. anyway, im seeping envy and jealously about your site. (but mostly your fab drawings)