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21st
Aug
Thu
  • Cool news! If you bought the first Steven Universe comic (written by cool guy Jeremy Sorese, illustrated by cool guy Coleman Engle, published by Boom!) you may have seen a STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE page in the back, written and illustrated by me! This is my first foray into Comics with a capital C, but I should be doing more STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE recipes, so I hope you’re ready to make some tasty food with Steven!

Also, you should definitely try an Everything Bagel Dog! I have Sam & our pals Diego, Aaron K., Mike, and Aaron G. to thank for the recipe. Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving they host Franksgiving, where they make creative/tasty/unusual/forbidden hot dogs. A highly recommended tradition.

    Cool news! If you bought the first Steven Universe comic (written by cool guy Jeremy Sorese, illustrated by cool guy Coleman Engle, published by Boom!) you may have seen a STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE page in the back, written and illustrated by me! This is my first foray into Comics with a capital C, but I should be doing more STEVEN CHEWNIVERSE recipes, so I hope you’re ready to make some tasty food with Steven!

    Also, you should definitely try an Everything Bagel Dog! I have Sam & our pals Diego, Aaron K., Mike, and Aaron G. to thank for the recipe. Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving they host Franksgiving, where they make creative/tasty/unusual/forbidden hot dogs. A highly recommended tradition.

  • 19th
    Aug
    Tue

    Sam and I were off in Iceland this past week with the awesome Light Grey Art Lab 2014 Residency, but now we’re back AND ALSO ENGAGED!!! Photos and iceland-based art to come! (and also a wedding at some point!)

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    19th
    Jul
    Sat
  • bloomsofnigeria:

A flower for Esther by Kali Ciesemier www.ciesemier.com">http://www.ciesemier.com


I drew a flower for the Blooms of Nigeria tumblr, curated by Rebecca Bradley & Janna Morton as an illustrated vigil for the 250+ kidnapped Nigerian girls. Of the 180 girls whose names we know, the tumblr aims to give each of them an illustrated flower by different woman artist, and to keep their story alive and in discussion. I’m saddened and disappointed that there hasn’t been more progress in finding the girls, but hopeful for their safe return.

    bloomsofnigeria:

    A flower for Esther by Kali Ciesemier www.ciesemier.com">http://www.ciesemier.com

    I drew a flower for the Blooms of Nigeria tumblr, curated by Rebecca Bradley & Janna Morton as an illustrated vigil for the 250+ kidnapped Nigerian girls. Of the 180 girls whose names we know, the tumblr aims to give each of them an illustrated flower by different woman artist, and to keep their story alive and in discussion. I’m saddened and disappointed that there hasn’t been more progress in finding the girls, but hopeful for their safe return.
  • 3rd
    Jul
    Thu

    I saw the photos from the Thom Browne Spring 2015 Menswear show and I was immediately hooked, it’s a m a z i n g. I want that pink gundam jacket VERY MUCH. So I decided to engage in wish-fulfillment and draw Sam and I in tweaked versions of 2 of the suits. Maybe you wanna draw yourself in your ideal high-fashion suit, too?

    Tags: Suit Up Illustration 
    Notes: 427
    28th
    Jun
    Sat
  • Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.

Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.

    Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.

    Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.

    Tags: illustration 
    Notes: 5591
  • 25th
    Jun
    Wed

    2 (semi) recent illustrations about food!

    The top one is for The New Republic, for the article "How Barack Obama Sold Out the Kale Crowd". My art director mentioned that he had seen my food illustrations, so I was really excited to get to draw a buncha fresh (and not so fresh) veggies!

    The bottom illustration is a quick one for Adweek, for the article "How Passive-Aggressive Is Instagramming Your Food?" (my answer: gimme all your food photos! I could look at food FOREVER)

    Thanks to my New Republic AD Ben Avny & my Adweek AD Ron Goodman for assigning me one of my favorite subjects!

    Tags: illustration food 
    Notes: 956
    25th
    Jun
    Wed

    clawclawstudio:

    You might want to get yourself a snack, because I totally lost track of time interviewing Illustrator Kali Ciesemier. She’s fresh to NYC after spending the last few years teaching at MICA in Baltimore, MD. Her illustrations have a spark of life that’s illuminated in every intricate and very carefully planned out detail. She finds a perfect balance of simple flat surfaces and subtle true to life elements, like the bend of a knee or dusty chalkboard. Kali also doles out some fantastic illustration advice on her website sometimes. Did you get that snack yet?

    I forgot to post this up here— a little while back Shanon Weltman from Claw Claw studio interviewed me over skype and transcribed the whole conversation. I think it’s probably one of my favorite interviews, we talk about prep work, strengths and weaknesses, strategies for beginning artists, and what hollywood actors would play Sam & I. Thanks Shanon!!

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    Reblogged from clawclawstudio
    18th
    Jun
    Wed

    RYE
    My bread baking bone breaking badass for Jenn Woodall’s FIGHT! zine!
    Because nothing beats some hot ‘n crusty bread.

    I made the gif just for kicks, but it’s wonky in places because it took waaaay longer than I planned for and I had to stop! Overall though, this has been probably one of the funnest pieces for me to draw. Definitely influenced by my everlasting love of Kiki’s Delivery Service & not-so-secret desire to live in a bakery. I wanna do more food-themed fighters!

    Prints available from my Inprnt store.

    Tags: illustration fight! zine 
    Notes: 12681
    11th
    Jun
    Wed
  • fifthelementbook:

HELLO MEATPOPSICLES!

A new artists has joined us! The very talented KALI CIESEMIER.
We cannot tell you how excited we are haha.

We are a little bit less than 5k away to our goal!

The 79 participating artists:
Angi Pauly - Angela Rizza - Amelia Dolezal - Ashley Floréal - Ashley Mackenzie - Babs Tarr - Bethan Mure - Calvin Boetto - Camila Fortuna - Casey Parris - Chelsea Kenna - Christopher Cunetto - Daniel Shaffer - David Saracino - DeAnna Yarbrough - ElephantWendigo - Elliot Boyette - Emanoel Melo - Eric Haddad - Erica Henderson - Erika Wagner - Evon Freeman - Fleur Sciortino - Helen Mask - Ian Moore - Jabari Weathers - James Fenner - Jen Mundy (soon Bartel) - Jenn Woodall - Jérôme Mireault  jjacsso - Joule Hahn - Jovo Ve - J.C Arenas - Julianna Michek - Kadi Fedoruk - Kai Schuettler - Kali Ciesemier -  Karina Rehrbehn- Kat Michaelides - Katarina Kühl - Kathryn Layno - K.R.Mayer - Leonard Peng  Lin Visel - Linda Tran - Magenta King - Manuel Kilger - Martina Cecilia - Matt Rockefeller - Matteo Berton - Mel Skopt - Mike Bear - Molly Mendoza - moon - Mulele Jarvis - Murat Turan - Nadia Enis - Natalie Hall - Pana Stamos - Paul Reinwand - Péah - - Rachel Suggs - Rebecca Lugo - Ricardo Bessa - Richie Pope - Rocky Bergen - Sabdiasep Mercado-Adorno - Sasha Pes - Shannon May - Stephen Morrow - Tera Benoit - Tina Solstrand - Tomos ‘eyeliketype’ James - Toni Infante - Torrion Dear - Yasmin Khudari - Ziqian Xu

KICKSTARTER is almost over ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT!
Extraterrestrial greetings,Karina and Joule



I hope y’all show some love to the 5th Element Artbook Kickstarter—I would REALLY REALLY like to draw some fanart for my favorite movie and see what all the other great artists come up with! There’s 11 days to go and it could use more backers!

    fifthelementbook:

    HELLO MEATPOPSICLES!

    A new artists has joined us! The very talented KALI CIESEMIER.

    We cannot tell you how excited we are haha.

    We are a little bit less than 5k away to our goal!

    The 79 participating artists:

    Angi Pauly - Angela Rizza - Amelia Dolezal - Ashley Floréal - Ashley Mackenzie - Babs Tarr - Bethan Mure - Calvin Boetto - Camila Fortuna - Casey Parris - Chelsea Kenna - Christopher Cunetto - Daniel Shaffer - David Saracino - DeAnna Yarbrough - ElephantWendigo - Elliot Boyette - Emanoel Melo - Eric Haddad - Erica Henderson - Erika Wagner - Evon Freeman - Fleur Sciortino - Helen Mask - Ian Moore - Jabari Weathers - James Fenner - Jen Mundy (soon Bartel) - Jenn Woodall - Jérôme Mireault  jjacsso - Joule Hahn - Jovo Ve - J.C Arenas - Julianna Michek - Kadi Fedoruk - Kai Schuettler - Kali CiesemierKarina Rehrbehn- Kat Michaelides - Katarina Kühl - Kathryn Layno - K.R.Mayer - Leonard Peng  Lin Visel - Linda Tran - Magenta King - Manuel Kilger - Martina Cecilia - Matt Rockefeller - Matteo Berton - Mel Skopt - Mike Bear - Molly Mendoza - moon - Mulele Jarvis - Murat Turan - Nadia Enis - Natalie Hall - Pana Stamos - Paul Reinwand - Péah - - Rachel Suggs - Rebecca Lugo - Ricardo Bessa - Richie Pope - Rocky Bergen - Sabdiasep Mercado-Adorno - Sasha Pes - Shannon May - Stephen Morrow - Tera Benoit - Tina Solstrand - Tomos ‘eyeliketype’ James - Toni Infante - Torrion Dear - Yasmin Khudari - Ziqian Xu

    KICKSTARTER is almost over ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT!

    Extraterrestrial greetings,
    Karina and Joule

    I hope y’all show some love to the 5th Element Artbook Kickstarter—I would REALLY REALLY like to draw some fanart for my favorite movie and see what all the other great artists come up with! There’s 11 days to go and it could use more backers!
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    Notes: 347
    Reblogged from fifthelementbook
  • 10th
    Jun
    Tue

    2 different illustrations from different times, both for Education Week! With thanks to my art director Vanessa Solis.
    Although they’re in different styles, with both of these I tried to be a little looser with my marks—I give into perfectionistic tendencies way too often, it’s time to dial it back a bit. (or at least try)

    Tags: Illustration 
    Notes: 2266
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