Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunrise

This week I:

*Mailed out all the Print Giveaway prints.
Thanks everyone, they'll be arriving soon!

*Finished up my 4-month-long 32-page kids activity book for Amtrak
(waiting to hear if there's revisions! Fingers crossed! Pictures to come in future months.)

*Drew this medieval/Game of Thrones inspired sketch:

This may or may not be Sansa acting romantically tragic in the Red Keep...

During the last month of working on the Amtrak book I had a huge desire to draw for fun, but literally had no time. My illustrations & lettering for the book are verrry crisp and clean, and after sending in the last pages and relaxing a little, I decided to take some time to mess around with the new photoshop brushes and textures and create a new brush.

This image came together pretty haphazardly using a nice texturey brush I created (and some additional textures on top). I didn't plan anything out, I just wanted to GO. It felt good.

Plus, I learned i can draw a lot faster if I'm using a textured brush (I don't have to clean anything up!!) so I'm thinking of trying it out more in the future. What do you think?

8 comments:

Andrea Kalfas said...

lovely kali! great colors. the textured brush will save you so so SO much time!

Joyce Ann Martin said...

I think it's delightful. Looking forward to more!

Sarah Moffett said...

Love this!

Nancy Muller said...

This is wonderful, Kali. You never cease to amaze me. You have a way with working digitally that I can't even understand. And the light!
I'm loving that you are doing Game of Thrones inspired things. Your take on Brienne of Tarth was spot on in my book. The more I see, the more I want! Keep knocking my socks off.

Bronwyn said...

It looks lovely!
I thought it was her Mum at first, but it makes sense as Sansa, too!

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Irma Kniivila said...

Beauutiful!

There's something about that front round tree which is supremely satisfying!

SI said...

Beautiful brush! Its amazing what you can acheive with a nice brush. How do you normally work? With vectors and texture applied over the top, or layers of colour you modify with a mask? Im interested... :)

Sara said...

I featured your artwork here: http://asofai.tumblr.com/post/8701340368/by-kali-ciesemier

if this is a problem, please send me an ask on tumblr. I love your style though, keep up the awesome work!