Kairi Sane: Close to the Wind

Acrylic on illustration board

Artwork by Rob Schamberger

Printed on 11" x 14" 130 pound uncoated cover stock, perfect for framing!

Kairi Sane is one of my very favorite subjects to paint, so when she returned I was excited about doing a new piece featuring her. For this one, I chose to do a different approach from a lot of my recent acrylic work and instead use a more traditional realistic look. While the background is more expressionistic, I wanted to be as representational as possible, not just with her likeness but also with all of the various surfaces and textures of her gear. It was way outside of my comfort zone and from the results I’m glad I challenged myself.