Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Kali has some treats for those who like cartoon paintings

Who owns these handsome eyes?

Kali has been studying up on painting-particularly characters. She has been copying old kid book paintings and amassing techniques. I told her that copying is good, but for every painting you copy, you should make a painting from scratch and apply some of the techniques. That way you get value from your copies. Otherwise you just get good at copying but aren't able to function on a job when they ask you to do something tailor-made.

I gave her a drawing of one of my favorite presidential candidates and said here, paint this stately fellow. And she did it here:
http://kalikazoo.blogspot.com/2007/04/most-handsome-candidate.html

Now if you want to be good at painting backgrounds and characters ( I will do a post about character paintings later) you should collect old illustrated kids' books, because you can find a myriad of great techniques and fun styles.


http://kalikazoo.blogspot.com/2007/04/are-you-longing-for-happiness.html


Look at some really cute fuzzy pictures she put up:

http://kalikazoo.blogspot.com/2007/03/some-beautiful-bba-paintings.html

A new exciting shade of purple is awaiting at Kali's world of painting cartoony type pictures.

8 comments:

Jorge Garrido said...

I've never seen such good blending, but apart from technical skill, the appeal factor is her art is ridiculously high.

marlo meekins said...

Great work Kali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lattaland said...

Zounds! That's too funny! Good job, Kali!

Piotr said...

ooh niceness to the highest degree. time to copy and apply!

Adele K Thomas said...

yesh please john, put up some pointers on character painting and bg painting...

Charlie J. said...

Kali should be running golden books. Have you seen contemporary golden books? Those Poor Children!

abwinegar said...

Great work Kali!

I've been collecting golden books and studying the pictures. I'll have to try this.

Yes, please. Put up a post about this. I'm all eyes and ears.

Thanks, John.

MOORE said...

Hey John K
Are you creating a new cartoon for tv at the moment? Would love to see your stuff on tv again or even an online Flash cartoon! I loved Ren & Stimpy (when you had control of it after that it wasn't that good).