Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Long time, No Bloggy..."My Favorite Artists" Blog Series #11: kazeki

Now, I have really procrastinated! I told myself that I would post every day on this blog and I haven't in over a month! Eeek! Sorry!!! Ok, so I will get back into my groove with another "My Favorite Artist" feature. This entry highlights an extremely talented Digital Artist from Malaysia named Charmaine, aka DeviantArt username, "kazeki". I've been a fan of hers for a few years now and recently discovered that she had a Tumblr account and kicked myself for not already following her!!!

Anyway..."kazeki" has a DeviantArt gallery FULL of amazing art and I tried my hardest to only pick a few as my favorites. The first one I will talk about is this BEAUTIFUL fan art of Princess Jasmine, from Aladdin in her "slave outfit". The overall color palette of this piece is a gorgeous, warm red. Her skin is painted in a realistic way but her body is drawn in the exaggerated proportions that we have all come to know as Disney's Jasmine. Kazeki made this picture unique by having Jasmine hold what looks like an albino python, similar to Britney Spears during her performance at the 2001 VMA's, or Salma Hayek in "From Dusk Till Dawn".
"Red Jasmine"
photo credit: http://kazeki.deviantart.com/art/Red-Jasmine-205884106

Another one of my favorites is of two more Disney Princesses.  This time, Ariel and Rapunzel.  This drawing has a soft look to it with Ariel's bright red hair standing out.  It's very simple but so beautifully done.
photo credit: http://kazeki.deviantart.com/art/Ariel-Rapunzel-188221676