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Kali Ciesemier (kalidraws) on her process making today’s fantastic Google Doodle:
I’m so honored to say that I drew today’s Google doodle of Maria Callas, the renowned opera singer!
I’m happy to share some of the process—the whole thing took place in these last couple weeks and was a lot like doing any other freelance illustration job, except it was totally unexpected and for a much bigger audience!!!
My art director was the super talented Sophia Foster-Dimino (also a Google doodler)—she also gathered feedback for me from the doodler crew & google employees. When you’re working with a big company, there’s a lot of people that have to vet the final product! Luckily it all went very smoothly.
When I was given this project I didn’t have A CLUE about opera, so I spent a whole day reading about Maria Callas, listening to her existing recordings, and watching the few live videos of her performances. She is amazing! Her voice extended beyond the regular range for female singers and she had an innate gift for interpretation—she could literally sing anything written for the female voice, and sing it better than anyone else. She also had a really interesting life—Underdog beginning! Personal struggles! High-profile scandal! Crazy weight-loss! Unusual voice!
I included more info about each step of my process in the image captions— read on if you like!
Thanks to all the google doodlers for letting me be an honorary doodler today, and thanks to everyone who’s said something encouraging or recognized my work, I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to you all!
By Dustin Harbin:
FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Next time you’re complaining about something, think about Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery, educated himself, and rose to become the preeminent voice of abolition at a time when slavery was still at the center of the economy of half the nation—and eventually lived to see it ended. After the Civil War he campaigned not only for the rights of the newly freed slaves, but for women, Native Americans, immigrants, you name it: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).
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