Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Detective of the Zodiac


Any Scorpios in the audience? Working on this horoscope assignment I discovered that Scorpio is "The Detective of the Zodiac, unraveling mysteries is your forte and passion". I suggest you all become film noir detectives, like this lovely lady! (what! role-reversal!)

This was my 3rd horoscope assignment for Vegas magazine. With the detective imagery in the article I thought of film noir immediately, but I had done vaguely medieval/magical illustrations for the other horoscopes and I wasn't sure if it'd be too much of a departure. For my sketches I did one medieval/magical seeress (with a scrying bowl for detective work) to fit in with the rest of the images, and also the film noir lady. I am happy we went with the film noir theme after all, I enjoyed working on this one a lot.
Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm going to STUFF MY FACE and I hope you all do too! Yay!

10 comments:

Brun Croes said...

I'm a scorpio, and yeah I love figuring out things and unraveling mysteries. ;)

Great illustration, they would both have been good possibilities!

-Brun

Eric Orchard said...

I'm a Scorpio and I'm a nasty, secretive...Nah, I'm OK.

Amazing piece!

Annie Wu said...

Kali! This is really lovely. The palette is super-nice.

Owen said...

Nice work Kali! I wish all horoscopes were this full of intrigue.

Kali Ciesemier said...

You guys are all the best, thank you!

Brun & Eric- as Scorpios, this article suggests "Taking time to gaze at the glistening night sky does wonders for your penetrating mind" but also "Remember that you are mysterious and make a conscious effort to reach out to those around you." Wise words, indeed. ;)

Annie- Haha, when I was looking at the sketch in B&W I was like "hey wait a minute..." Glad you like how it turned out.

Owen- I wish all my editorial assignments were this full of intrigue, too!

B.Wallz said...

This is Awesome Kali, love the way you've blocked in the blacks.

laura! said...

That is super rad!
It took me a couple seconds to spot the smoke scorpion, but then I was all like "Oooh, that's clever!"

laila said...

kali- i adore this!! love how her elbow & (fancy) shoe are breaking the frame... the soft but oh-so-noir colors are rocking my world! more more more please <3 laila

Bonnie Branson said...

I'm a Scorpio and I LOVE THIS!!! perfect! haha.

Alexis said...

so classy and amazing use of limited palette.