Kali Ciesemier


hope you enjoyed tonight’s episode, which included our introduction to the powerful & business savvy Cosma!!

i was given the chance to create her design based on a sketch Geneva Hodgson did during a writing exercise from before i joined the show. i changed her quite a bit but tried to keep the overall space-y vibe. i was going for a character you’d see in an episode of Star Trek: TOS, which makes sense because she’s voiced by the incredible Marina Sirtis!

Brandon Wu handled the final design for Cosma and Kali Ciesemier figured out her final color palette! i’m really happy with how she came out, and i hope she’ll make an appearance again soon!

((updated with a more complete model sheet!!!))

anonymous asked:

hi! could you recommend some artists you're inspired by or like?

i’m usually inspired by 19th century art onwards so here’s just a list of artists whose works i admire. i think it’s important to appreciate all types of art!!:

  • Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Henri Matisse
  • Jenny Holzer, Carrie Mae William, Frida Kahlo, Helen Frankenthaler
  • Hara Kenya, Dieter Rams, Naoto Fukasawa, Ettore Sottsass
  • Clamp, Eiko Kera, Tomoko Ninomiya
  • all the Adventure Time storyboard artists!!!!!!, Jillian Tamaki, Rebecca Mock, Kali Ciesemier, Richie Pope, Jun Cen, Aidan Koch, Joan Casaramona

I wanted to show some Boxman and robot designs from OK KO now that these episodes have premiered! I got the assignment to do a redesign and turnaround for Lord Boxman on my first day on the show. I just had Ian’s front ¾ pilot era design to work from, and I tried to honor the original while adapting it to our new style. Since he’s asymmetrical this is probably the most extensive turnaround I’ve ever done! Also included: one of my recent drawings of Boxman plus the original. My redesigns of these two robot children were based on Ryann & Parker’s boards, & I specifically based Shannon’s model on Ryann’s awesome reveal drawing from Let’s Be Friends. Colors by Kali Ciesemier & Jessica Yost! Excited to finally show these!

Prepare for Princess X!

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon–her best friend, Libby, who lives.



My piece for the Fifth Element artbook, which will be released soon! Check in later with their tumblr for details on how to get your own copy. I will have poster prints of this at SPX next weekend–I’m at tables W80-81 with Sam and our pals Andrea & Jimmy. (I’ll be putting up a comprehensive SPX post in the next few days!)

The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies ever, it came out when I was in middle school and I even bought the soundtrack for it–Leeloo was my hero. It was actually pretty hard to single out what I wanted to draw for it, but I think one of the strong suites of the movie is its distinctive costume design, so I went with that angle!

Man, vintage posters are great, and when I saw this Delta poster I loved the composition and knew I wanted to do something similar with the FE stewardesses. I was inspired by all the fun type and stylization in David Klein’s iconic TWA posters too. You can see my color sketch as well–I have a fair amount of darker prints, so I wanted this one to be light and airy. Now I just need more excuses to make fun sci-fi posters!


Our comic has arrived on store shelves!!!!

Face front, true Steven-believers! The Crewniverse bids you a happy NEW COMIC DAY! Presenting Steven Universe #1, Written and Illustrated by friends of the show Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle

Pick your favorite variant cover(There are 4 available!!) and check out an awesome new adventure with Steven and the Gems! Marvel at the sweet inside front and back art by superstar Frans Boukas! Get pumped for amazing backup features, including a do-it-yourself recipe from Kali Ciesemier, a short “Gems just hanging out” story from Josceline Fenton and a brand-new Lars and Sadie strip by show storyboarder Raven M. Molisee

Support your local comic shop- stop in and buy our comic today! If they don’t have it, be sure to ask if they can start ordering it. Don’t be shy! (Also available on Comixology if you’re into the paperless scene)


This is my 3rd batch of side characters for OK KO based on the character descriptions & sketches I got! They were all done over a year & a half ago with the exception of cookie man (I did a recent redesign of my old one) & Pird, who I designed after I started on the show full time. Geneva created him & gave a very specific note that I included. :) Colors by Diego Molano, Jessica Yost, & Kali Ciesemier.

anonymous asked:

Who are your top 5 fave illustrators? :) Your process gifs are as awesome as your finished art! *_* Post more, please!

Oh man, more like top 50 if you ask me!
Not in any particular order but I never get tired of looking at their illustrations.


Thank you! I’ll try to post more often.