Monday, March 21, 2011

Bridesmaids Movie


Hello friends!
Quick update-- this Bridesmaids illustration is in the most recent (March 28th) issue of the New Yorker. It's my first New Yorker piece, so I was pretty excited to get the assignment! The turnaround was super quick, just a couple days for everything, but the final size for this baby is only about 1.75x4.5 inches in the magazine. The movie looks really funny, (definitely watch the trailer HERE) and the illo just needed to be a lighthearted general take on it. It also challenged my ability with likenesses! Kristen Wiig is surprisingly difficult to draw!
Sketches:
(upon review, the lineup for this one reminds me of a Scooby-Doo scenario)


ALSO today I got an email from the New Yorker saying they had been contacted by Judd Apatow's assistant because Mr. Apatow wants to purchase a print of my illustration! SO COOL!! (he's the producer for Bridesmaids--and the director/writer of a million fantastic comedy movies) It really made my day, and the strange ways in which the illustration world overlaps with other areas of the universe can be so often unexpected and fun. Yay!

7 comments:

JARED ANDREW SCHORR said...

Wow! This looks soo awesome. Great job and congrats!

Noni said...

Gosh Kali!! That's so exciting!! It looks great!

Bronwyn said...

Oh, this is so exciting! I can't wait for my copy of the New Yorker to arrive - congratulations!

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Marloes de Vries said...

Oh wow, that's beyond amazing! Wonderful illustrations!

Camz said...

wow, congrats! Kristen Wiig is the first character I noticed. So I think you captured her likeness perfectly :D

Jeremy Enecio said...

soo awesome kali!! love the hot pink lines especially in the eyes. and i definitely read that as kristen wiig.

Darrell said...

Dope!