Thursday, January 27, 2011

Print Giveaway!

*UPDATE* I will definitely be giving away the extra Naturalist/Rollergirl/Libra prints I showed below! I'm blown away by the response so far, you guys are the besttt!(and if any of you are concerned about being in another country, if you win I will happily ship a print internationally)

Hi everyone!
In honor of the new year and in thanks to all you lovely people who follow my work and inspire me, I'm doing a print giveaway on my blog and twitter. Ends on Sunday the 30th!
It's simple-- comment on this post for a chance to win (you could tell me what I should draw this year, or not), and/or retweet my twitter announcement. My twitter name is kalidraws. If you do both the blog and twitter, you have double the chances of winning!
I'll be giving away these 4 glossy prints (2 for the blog, 2 for twitter):

BUT if I get a lot of responses, i'll give away even more, like these guys:

Sound good?? You have through Sunday to comment/tweet, and then I will randomly pick the winners and post their names on my blog next week so they can email me. PRINTS AWAY!!!

122 comments:

Cory said...

Oh man, I love that one from your Picture Book Report! Consider this my comment (I will also RT) and this year you should keep up what you're doing because each post is just great!

clinchgoldfinch said...

You should draw more illustrations for literature! Those were so beautiful. Or draw whatever you want! :)

Boum said...

I'm a great fan! Such an opportunity to have a print from own shouldn't be missed :)

Terrence said...

Fantastic selection. Not to hurt my chances but if I don't win I think I'm going to have to drop some money on a couple of those.

FuriousSterling said...

I don't have any suggestions for what you should draw this year, because I always look forward to seeing your stuff. So, just keep up the good work!

Charlie said...

Maybe you could try some new styles? Sort of try something new - it might help put a new perspective on your normal stuff?

ZackRock said...

What to draw this year? Jeez, no idea. A dragon eating a Winnebago? A panda trying to get decent reception on his iPhone? Hang-gliding sea otters? You're talented enough to make any of these crappy concepts work.

KelseyRar said...

Exciting! I love your work! I found you through picture book report, so it's especially awesome to see the Sabriel prints up there!

Tony Bosma said...

I am Sam's cousin. You love Sam. Since I kind of look like Sam with more hair and no glasses, am much less artistically inclined, and probably not as funny... that means you sort of love me too. Atleast a little. Therefore, I am the obvious choice. Please give me something to hang to next to the thing same gave me. You can both live forever on my office wall, as you do in real life.

Nicole N said...

Waah, I would love prints for my new apartment, the Sabriel one is my favorite ;3; <3

tefo said...

Kali, great work. Really enjoyed your blog and checked out your site(bookmarked it too). Love your style but appreciate your range too. I'm an longtime AD/CD who has started to illustrate a couple of years ago. Josh Cochran was my inspiration to get going. I would love to hear how you got started. Will be following you on twitter now. Shalom!

Brent Housen said...

Heh, I would love to win some prints.

Maria Filar said...

So glad I came across your work on Picture Book Report. You're one of my new favorite illustrators for sure.

Here's to winning! Cheers!

cessin said...

I can't really suggest anything for you to do this coming year because I enjoy just about anything you do. XD Though I do love watercolor work. *_*

DavidM said...

Sweet! I've been following your work since you posted on the Picture Book Report.

As for what you should draw... I'd love to see something spacey (like retro sci fi ala' Buck Rogers) or maybe some steam punk. Your style is great!

Jake said...

Just found your blog and your work. Beautiful style and flawless execution. Love it.

I've looked over your blog and didn't see any dinosaurs (except for that one raptor head). So I request a dinosaur piece this year sometime.

Best of luck and thanks for your inspiring work.

mel said...

Wooooo!
Great work as always, Kali. Keep it up!

Rory said...

Gorgeous work!So excited!

Rose Hudson said...

What a fab little giveaway! Just want to say I loved the illustration's you did for 'Sabriel', you really gave the book justice with your wonderful art! Looking forward to seeing more from you :)

Katya Zoe said...

yay!

Curious Art said...

My fervent desire is for that red wall o' heads, complete with unicorn!

Jeremy Enecio said...

gimme gimme gimme!!! :)

iloivar said...

I love love love your Abhorsen illustrations, and your derby girls are pretty sweet, too.

More character illustrations this year? (and Maybe some pinup girls?)

Celine said...

Gimme prints! I want your naturalist print so hard unf!

Draw more book illustration, pho sho.

Madiz said...

You should draw more hairy things!

Jory Dayne said...

You should draw scenes from the Kalevala.

Also, I'd like to get my hands on those prints.

Casey Ligon said...

So cool!

Brutal Moineau said...

you shoul draw more! what you want... but more! my eyes are dying for it!

Andy Christofi Illustration said...

Hmm its only been an hour and there are 27 comments! Ahh well I'll give it a go. I'd love to see some more portrait work!

melanie said...

Yay print giveaway! I have been following you since Picture Book Reports too. And I read Sabriel because of you (and loved it). I hope you make more book-related illos!

Hol said...

Great prints!
This year you could draw forests! Like I'm doing now ^_^

Hol

NewYorkDrift said...

I'm a lurker... I think your art is beautiful. I would love to see more animals :)

Sarah Moffett said...

Oh man Oh man, I want a Kali print on my wall!

Inverce said...

I only recently discovered your work but I'm really enjoying it. (Especially seeing your composing process!)

Marika McCoola said...

Sabriel has long been a favorite of mine. Have you listened to the audio books read by Tim Curry? They're really wonderful if you like audio books while you work!

E L K said...

I'd love to see you do more children's illustration... for something dramatic like Watership Down!

Lena said...

Hi! I came across your site/blog recently through the MICA website. Your work is beautiful and so inspiring! I would love to own a print--thank you for the chance to win one.

Keep up the good work!
Lena

Jem said...

Gorgeous work! I love your sense of shape and colour.

Kat Nicole Berkley said...

Kali, I commented!

Wes said...

You should draw bean farms and their harvesters this year.

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Kurt McRobert said...

I would love to have one of your prints! AND I challenge you to get a published New Yorker cover

Tyler Parker said...

I believe there was some mention recently on twitter of high fashion galactic princesses, this seems like a reasonable place to start for the year.

Erik said...

Your work is AMAZING. I would love to own a print!

Paul said...

If i could, i'd like to come and kiss you for such a brilliant idea! your art is beautifull. If i win one, i'll post one for you back. Or maybe you'll enjoy pick-it-up under the coconuts trees on the beach...
Regards from sharks, whales, and other Nemo's friends from here!

Nimit Malavia said...

Prints! Wooooooo!! Please draw more ladies and dudes in suits and dresses.

Katie said...

I'd love to get a print, I'm a design student and often look at your work for inspiration. I really don't care what you draw, just keep cranking out your lovely illustrations!

Dignon said...

I'd like to see the next Sabriel installment. Scuttlebutt has it its B'more Winter Restaurant Week with special prices at great eateries! Followed by a trip to Jordan Faye Contemporary or perhaps Nudashank it could make a print pickup a 4D, gastronomical and visual experience for all time!

Dr. Futurewife said...

You know what I want you to draw this year!

Send me a print!

Noni said...

That's so nice of you!
I agree with whoever said draw more Sabriel, I love me those books.

MrScribbs said...

hi kali

thanks for teachin'/putting up with me last summer

please give me one of your gorgeous prints

-jacob breck

Pirate Trish said...

How kind!! And your Sabriel arts are some of the best I've seen (I'm excited for when you do more!)

Langdon said...

Woohoo! I'm in!

Chemari-Wan said...

It'd be great see your favourite movies on your artwork. ^_^

Annika said...

happy new year Kali! I hope you draw lots of monsters and Sam draws some sexy ladies, but whatever you draw have fun :)

Bruno Gama said...

oh these look so good, I definitely want one, but will it ship to Brazil? :(

Christine said...

Ooooh, lovely! That one of Sabriel in front of the fire is what drew me to follow your blog in the first place - I love it! I don't really use twitter so I will have to just leave this comment and cross my fingers. : )

Matthew Spencer said...

Sweet work, good luck everyone!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

RIGHT ON!!!

You should draw dinosaurs and humans, I'm thinking a "James Gurney" kind of world...

Cassandra Mortmain said...

I would just about DIE to get either of your Sabriel prints (so gorgeous) and for the coming year, I think it might be cool if you did a series on classic horror novels (Dracula, Frankenstein, A Picture of Dorian Gray, etc.), but mostly because I selfishly want some of your beautiful illustrations inspired by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-- one of my favorite books of all time. I'd also love it if you carried on illustrating the Abhorsen triology. I'm studying to be a librarian, so I've always particularly enjoyed Lirael.

I can't believe I didn't know you had a twitter! Just followed you with mine, MrsFridayNext, to stay appraised of these blogs in the future.

blackrider23 said...

I LOVE the Derby Girl picture!

Patrick said...

the taxidermy print makes me DROOL! it's AMAZING!

Björnik said...

Hello Kali! Stumbled upon your blog via twitter. Enjoyed reading your posts and looking at how your studies evolved. Excellent job on the horoscope illustrations btw. Wish you get to illustrate Ophiuchus and the rest of the zodiac signs too!:)

Annika said...

very cool style!
my fave is the library fire one...
annikah25@gmail.com

Hannah said...

Oooh, Gosh- I've always been a bit shy about these things, but I'm gonna jump in on this one, because I look up to you so much as a designer and illustrator!

I love the stuff you do with limited color palettes. So many of those choices are so bold, it takes a very skilled hand to pull them off. I feel like I have learned so much about impact and tonality just through being a fan of yours- your work is so cerebral that way.

I love the illustrations that you do that reference literature, though, so do more of those in the coming year!

Anders Frantsen said...

Lovely work. I sure would love to have a print of it hanging on my wall.
what should you draw?...hhhmmm
1. A cool funk band getting groovy.
2. Your own batman comic, where insted of a man...Batman would be a crimefighting cat.
3. A gigantic cat destroying a city. Godzilla-style!
or something ells...
btw. your twitter page has been retwattered.

AnE.Anne said...

I love that your work encompasses so much of what I love! I can feel like I'm allotted a glance into the past while being thrust into the future! I really appreciate what I would call your "manor house" works, but then I am a BBC/Mystery addicted Anglophile, so there's that. I would like to see more of things along that line, maybe some Sherlock Holmes - Agatha Christie...dark and dreary/cute and quaint. Even something Edward Gorey inspired. It must be great to have so much talent!

Hope your coming year is nothing but ticketyboo!

Bavarian Erin said...

I love your generous spirit! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and I hope you have a fantastic 2011!

Jan said...

As a new fan of your work I would feel that fate was involved if I actually won something here ... but likely I will just be content to follow your progress.

Namaste,
Jan
www.ivegottadraw.blogspot.com

kendrawesome said...

Oh my, those are some sexy sexy prints! I say that you should just carry on and keep drawing what you're drawing.

Pip said...

I flipped back a few pages through your blog and scanned your portfolio real quick. You've drawn a little bit of everything! It's great but leaves me few ideas for you. Just keep drawing great stuff.

Sarah Rose said...

I'm an art student at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and have followed your blog for a long time. You have tons of inspirational things along with a terrific, unique style. I absolutely love all of your illustrations. Owning a print would be really neat!

pepsivanilla said...

I seriously love that Rollergirl print. I think you should draw an octopus or 2, and maybe some squids.

Rebecca Bastian said...

Dearest Kali: In 2011, you should draw a bushel of Weasleys! Because really, what else is there in life that can bring such joy? (Aside from Pie, OF COURSE)

K. said...

This is some sweet stuff; especially the one with fireplace and chair.

Nekrath said...

You should draw dragons and fantasy creatures. They would look awesome.

ST said...

Awesome! I'd love to see more stuff for your picture book report. Sabriel is one of my favorite books ever. Also, if we don't win is there a way to purchase these prints?

Keep up the good work!

-Sophie

Marloes de Vries said...

That's very generous of you! I like to enter too! (also on Twitter, can't miss this chance!)

EDD said...

Gimme prints!

jazzlamb said...

Yummy yum yum prints would LOVE some love on a bare, white wall in my room :D Sigh, your work gets more and more delicious. A retweet already has been given to add to a missive list, I'm sure :D

Michael Innes said...

Hoping to get ahold of some of those vivid colors.

Kid Cubby said...

Oh good, I was going to ask about shipping and stuff, what with being in jolly old England. I have a Garth Nix obsession, and found your work when I saw the sketches for Sabriel's clothes. Keep up the good work!

Stephanie said...

Keep drawing more lovely ladies! Or animals!
Even if I don't win, I'd still love to buy your prints someday!!

Kirk said...

I'm happy to know you!

Bryko614 said...

These are amazing :D

kimsokol said...

Definitely entering - your work is so inspiring!

Elvia Montemayor said...

I would love a print!!!

☆Sumi☆ said...

Your artworks are beautiful! I thank twitter (well, valeriadraws) for finding you :)

Reed Bond said...

If I won, I'd die of happiness!

Katie Turner said...

o-m-g i want to win! so bad! i love the roller derby girl and "the naturalist" is one of my favorites of yours ever. yay kali!

Niv Bavarsky said...

I've never won a contest! Help me change this.

Sam Wolfe Connelly said...

i think you know who to pick.

Jamin Hoyle said...

Beautiful work, Kali.

N.Hall said...

can't wait! Absolutely love your work!

Jayro Design • Illustration said...

Really beautiful work, happy to have just discovered it!

Victo Ngai said...

me!me!ME!!
(If I don't get picked, can we still trade prints?)

OwenNelsonArt said...

Yes, rad! I think you should draw two lovers in a rain storm under an umbrella, or a little kid with a teddy tight rope walking across sky scrappers. http://twitter.com/#!/OwenNelsonArt here is my twitter so you can know i posted there too. I hope I win!

ocicatsy said...

I love your illustrations! If you're looking for drawing inspiration, how about fairy tales?

Emma said...

Ooooo, I will enter too.
I think you should draw some science stuff....but since I probably will not be able to convince you to do so, how about nature stuff?

Lyndz said...

Oh wow, you are super kind to just offer to GIVE such nice things away. I love your Zodiac stuff! Seeing more of them would be neat -- or maybe some underwater nature type stuff?

Courtney said...

Love your stuff! Just keep drawing more awesomeness, and maybe more animals? I just love your dragon cat :)

C. said...

Oh man, I'm so behind on my important internet news this week! I'd love to win a print, and otherwise I think it's about time you set up a shop somewhere!

addtadd said...

fantastic work! whenever you set up shop, please consider offering ramona & beez prints 8)


carry on and congrats!

Emily said...

Oh! I saw your Sabriel illustrations at the Picture Book Report and they made me foam at the mouth and swoon, they were so good. I'd love to see more of your interpretations of literary characters or scenes from books this year!

-Emily

mcnostril said...

By hoping for a print, I am slightly increasing everyone else's chances by 1 since I have never ever won anything in the history of ever.
Well no, that's a lie, one time I played one of those scratchy lottery things and I won just enough to cover the cost of the ticket. I think that was the universe trying to tell me something.

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Egyptian Iris said...

It was your Sagittarius illustration that caught my attention, but it the the artist who is keeping me here. Would love to get a print! (Also retweeted your announcement on Twitter account name EgyptianIris.)

pouly said...

draw more girls in armour! with swords or other weapons. That portrait of Brienne is spot on, her character shines through like a forest fire. I found you through your abhorsen illustrations. Amazing, amazing style & talent.

Kathleen said...

I love your work! I just happened to stumble on it recently, in fact, but I am enamored wholly. (whole-ly?)

I would love a print! Anything!

Kathleen

Kathleen said...

Oh, did I mention that I'm a libra? Because I totally am. John Lennon's birthday, in fact!

Does that earn me bonus points?
*crossing my fingers*

Jordie Bellaire said...

I owe you a print as is..but sending ME prints is great!

And I think you should continue to draw what you draw best...

EVERYTHING.

auilix said...

Maybe you could draw... the chinese zodiac? Although I really love when you draw people (but your animals are awesome as well!)...

Happy new year!

Irma Kniivila said...

WHOADAMN AM I JUST IN TIME?

I swear....why are you and Sam not in the business of selling prints?!

mighty said...

I want that print! :O I was thinking maybe you could draw more monsters and robots. But I dunno.

is said...

I love your illustrations! You should draw more of anything you want to draw! Because I really don't know how you come up with most of them and made them look that great! <3

Jade Sheldon said...

I adore your odes to works of literature! I would love to be an owner of one of your prints!!

Mark Grambau said...

You know me. We're buds. Loving your work these days, lady! : )

Liz Dyla said...

Lovely work as always Kali!

Annie Wu said...

Kali. Kali. Hey, Kali. You should totally send a print to me. Yeah? Yeah...

Heather said...

Oh, I would love to win these. The walls in my study are so bare! (apart from the ones covered by bookshelves ;)

Claus Daniel said...

This is a great idea! I would really love to have the red trophy wall on my white trophy wall. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

James said...

I LOVE your 'Abhorsen' inspired prints!