Monday, December 21, 2009

Sanguine, Coral, Rose, and Browntown


Do you guys like the new look? The new banner? I want your thoughts!





I did all these paintings back in June or July, I had banner size in mind. Watercolors and fun! I love deep reds, they feel so intense somehow. Brown is also an intense color I would argue. Being neutral should not restrict any sort of visual passion. Does that sound weird?


Happy candy fun time cute! More Clampett inspired girly stuff. He's a constant inspiration! I looked at a lot of his stuff while I was at WB. I'll show you guys in the future!

Definitely later this week I'll post a couple of the cards I made for friends! I had fun with my markers! Thus I got a little dizzy...and wooozyyy....weeeeee.

36 comments:

Mitchell Vizensky said...

I love all of those painting! its a weird coincidence because I'm working on the layout of my page right now and I was looking at other animators blogs for insperation and I stumbled upon yours through Pedro Vargas's and had to stop for a second look. The reds did catch my eye and Your cute girl and Devo cat Characters on the left give your blog some really cute personality. All together it says allot about your personality and the adorable personality you put into your work.

Niki said...

Yes! I was shocked! and I didn't know what was going on at first! Man this looks like you worked pretty hard!

M. R Darbyshire said...

I like this Cran-Pomegranate Juice look.

Steffi said...

Love the new look! <3

Bob Lilly said...

Very nice, Kali. With so many folks posting their first draughts, it is nice to see some polished artwork. Color has an emotional dimension and you seem to use this well. Please come visit my comics blog. I would value your opinion.
- Bob

diego cumplido said...

I like it.

RooniMan said...

The massive cuteness has ruptured my brain (in a good way).

EROK! said...

Hi Kali,

Love the new banner. I'm partial to the second one down - the yellow one - because of it's wintery feel!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you!

ArtF said...

me likey, Kali!

Slack-a-gogo said...

Dig the new banner - nicely done. The background you went with matches the girl the best, but I really like that yellow one. Thanks for loads of great posts over the year - this is one of the places I look forward to visiting when I have time to surf around. Have a great holiday!

Pat Desilets said...

They're all really good, awesome colors. I would have been hard-pressed to choose one but the one you picked definitely has personality.
And I like the devo girl and cat on the left!

J Cola said...

This new look is awesome. I really like dark rich colors as well, and I think the reds, browns and pinks go really well together.

If I changed one thing, it might be to change to background to a slightly more green hue. But I'd have to see it to be sure, it could throw the whole thing off.

Paul B said...

yeah! it's beautiful, I like it!

Kali Fontecchio said...

MItchell: Thanks! I'm glad the colors caught yer eye, that's what I was going for! So, yay!

Niki: I messed with it for an hour or two, and made the pics at different times, so it wasn't too hard. I like that your shocked, haha. "Spooked ya!"

Darby: Now I want juice......mmmmm.

Steffi, Bob Lilly, Diego: Thank you!! Your input is greatly appreciated.

Rooniman: sounds painful still!!!!

Erok: Happy Holidays to you too!

Art: you likey? Thanks!

Slack-a-gogo: Thanks, and you're welcome! And happy holidays!

Pat: At first I didn't know which one I wanted to use, but I think I'm partically to dark backgrounds with light colors on top. Seems more dramatic to me, haha.

Jenny: I messed around for a while with a few different colors, including a light green, the one I ultimately picked seems to work well with the colors in the banner. Like soft light greys, and medium corals and pinks went well with the deep red and black.

Paul: Thank you very much!

nktoons said...

Overall the new look of your site is very fun and smooth. It reminds me of cherry cola, which is very tasty indeed. I liked the banner especially and believe it is the best choice, although the one on top of it in the post is a good runner up.....btw brown is a VERY intense color:)

Kali Fontecchio said...

Now I want Cherry Coke!

Tara Billinger said...

Lovely new layout miss kali. C: Im liking the nice reds and lively colors. I'm planning to get whoozy with my markers soon for a couple more xmas gifts. :>

Kali Fontecchio said...

Thanks Tara!!!

That means a lot coming from you. I love your design on your blog! It's amazing!

Jorge Garrido said...

I like all this red, it's like a Scorsese movie. Hey, Kali, remember, you pay for your sins in the streets. Well, at least I do.

Nico said...

AWESOME

Kali Fontecchio said...

Jorge: you better!

Nico: YOU'RE AWESOME TOO!

Waqas Malik said...

personally i like the second banner the most. i like highlights of color. but my favorite color is green, and yellow is close to green, so my decision might be one sided.. :-)

Waqas Malik said...

...also markers ARE funn!! woot! lol O_O...

John-Michael Morgan said...

I love the new colors, Kali. Happy Holidays!

Tim said...

Looks good, Kali. Have a happy holiday.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Wow! The new banner looks great! KONGRATS!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Waqas: I'm sorry! Maybe next time :)

John-Michael: Thank ye, happy holidays to ye too!

Tim: Merry christmas!

Eddie: K-ongrats, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Pedro Vargas said...

Very cool banner!! I love a good dark red myself and I agree that neutral colors are awesome! Love the colors on the tree and how they mix well with the background colors. And nice colors all around the blog! I'm really diggin' the new look!

ZackWallenfang.com said...

Yes, tis all bitchin'! nice work.

talkingtj said...

beautiful! you have a natural gift for color, im jealous!

Kali Fontecchio said...

THANK GUYZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Jack G. said...

Yow! The first time I saw the colors was jarring (in a good way).

Now that I'm used to them, they're just really great.

Oh and I really like your new pic. That look works reall well for you.

Have a great holiday.
May you find more creative success in the new year.

Miranda Tacchia said...

I <3 these!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Thank you Jack and Miranda! <3

Rex said...

Really cool paintings, Kali! Nice new blog layout too.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Thanks Rex! :D