Zoe Kravitz Drawing

The Royalty Art Series

The following illustrations are pop culture figures, icons, entertainers and public figures I selected for this royalty art series. The art series represent luxury, fashion, beauty, creativity and modern royalty. Creating the royalty art series was inspired by the Art Nouveau era in illustration periods. The style of painting also emphasizes symbolism, zodiac references, and inspiration from Jean-Micheal Basquiat.

Skin Tones, Color, and Texture

I use two different methods when painting the skin for some of the illustrations. I sometimes sample skin colors or use the traditional oil painting technique, which involves blending the main colors used for painting the human skin.

  • Yellow Ochre -Bright Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue – Royal Blue
  • Titanium White – Plain White
  • Crimson Red – Bright Red

Along with these hues I use black to blend and mix the colors to get the tones I desire in making each piece. Although some of the art pieces the skin is stylize or metalic in appearance because I make them reflective and shiny deliberately.

Close-up of Miguel The Singer/Musician

The process for each of the artworks has taken between 20-26 hours of painting/revision. Certain pieces I would take a break from for about two days and later come back to with fresh eyes as well as a renewed mind. Taking time away is very important because it allows me to see what I would consider flaws that I was unpleased with and correct them visually.

The Birth of The Royalty Art Series

Although the time has passed us, where we no longer have kings and queens who govern the world in Monarchy. At least not as much as it once was, but today some new kings and queens who influence culture, society, industries and the masses. These kings and queens are viewed either as idols, heroes, celebrities and much more. I believe we were all created to be kings and queens. However, not everyone is capable of leading, teaching, guiding and influencing others. In life, there has to be a balance between the elite and the average. This royalty art series collection is an ongoing project and reflection of these thoughts I have.

All In The Details

Painting each figure requires a very attentive mindset and precision regarding lighting the figures.

Creating all of the artworks in this series required a lot of time and research on each artwork illustrated. Finding information on their hobbies, birthdates and things that interest them was one of the most difficult things to do before creating the illustrations. The crystals pertain to each art piece and are symbolic to each one.

Crystals and Birth Stones

Progressively with the creation of each piece in the series the techniques and detail focus on the artworks continue to develop.

My goal with the art series is to make each art piece in the collection stand out in their own unique way. Aside from the all in gold FKA Twigs illustration, the Winnie Harlow illustration is definitely the primier example of my vision for the series. We are more valuable than anyone could ever afford.

A List Of Each Illustration In The Royalty Art Series Found On The Kenalsworld Blog

Details on the inspiration for each artwork can be found in the following posts about each artwork.
The Rock and Kevin Hart Drawing Art & Illustration
One of The Most Beautiful FKA Twigs Art Illustrations
SZA Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
Zoe Kravitz Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
Willow Smith Art Illustration, Drawing, and Digital Painting
Rihanna Artwork and Illustration
Zendaya Drawing and Digital Painting

Art Prints Available

All of the illustrations are available in print via the store page. Prints available on canvas, paper, metal and acrylic.

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