Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inking Videos

I recently discovered "Vine" and filmed a few very short videos of my inking process.  I had to hold my phone in one hand, and ink with the other, so the camera is a bit wobbly.   I've gotten a lot of questions in the past about my inking process, and now you can see it in video!

You can also see how dirty the side of my hand gets!

 Enjoy!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Animated GIFS

Not sure why it took me so long to make animated GIFS, I remember playing around with them probably 10 years ago...

Bringing it back!  More to come...!!!



Friday, February 14, 2014

Flava Flav! Photoshop Class - Spicy, Sweet, Sour and Salty

A few students from my Photoshop Class have finished their Flavor Illustrations - The assignment was to come up with small illustrations for Sweet, Sour, Salty and Spicy!!  Some wonderful characters were born, and lots of Photoshop learned!
Yuka's Flavors



Ayaka's Flavors

Elena's Flavors

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day from Evil Mt. Cupid

Happy St. Valentine's Day from the Evil Mountain of Cupid, watch out or you might get shot!!! 




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Printmaking Robots at Ventero Open Press in San Luis, Colorado

I just returned from a trip to southern Colorado, where I grew up, to see some mountains and snow and do some printmaking!   I met up with a good friend of mine, Matt Capell, who is a printmaker and works at Ventero Open Press in San Luis, (the oldest town in Colorado).  

Together we printed an edition of Robots, complete with a multi-colored rainbow roll!   The robots will be featured in an exhibit in Alamosa, Colorado, (my hometown), which is super exciting!

Relief printing is a process in which I carved away all the negative areas and maintained the positive areas.

First, I transferred my drawings onto the surface of the linoleum, then I carved out all the negative areas of the drawing, and used a brayer or roller to roll the ink onto the surface of the linoleum.  The paper goes on top of linoleum carvings, and you can either put the linoleum and paper through a press for fast transfer results, or apply pressure with a wooden spoon.

This print is available to purchase on Etsy.

Happy Futuristic 2014!!!











Sunday, December 22, 2013

Student Work from the PI Art Center Photoshop Class

I teach a Photoshop class once a week at the PI Art Center for international students.  Some of the students completed some Photoshop work from the semester from different creative drawing assignments.

Some of the assignments were:

- Illustrate a Horoscope sign (Gemini, Leo, etc.)
- Create a mythical creature using the head, body, and legs of three different animals
- Make a list of all the things you like, narrow the list to only unique things, draw your mythical creature doing those things (i.e. - Chipporaph Scuba Diving! & Donky-Rabbit Showering! )
- If you were an animal, what would you be and what would you do (i.e. Space bird in Space!)
- Illustrate an emotion (Happiness, sadness, fear, etc.)
- Create your own illustration for Edward Lear's limericks

Below are the completed works of the students:




Spacebird in Space! - Ayaka
Gemini - Elena
Gemini - Miho
Leo - Zac
Donkey-Rabbit Taking a Shower - Kadri
The Chipporaph - Takashi
Chipporaph Scuba Diving - Takashi
Chipporaph Camping - Takashi
Happiness! - Yeon
Limerick from Edward Lear

Robot and Penguin Thank You Cards!

I created a very elaborate Thank You Card with a window in the front to see the text on the inside of the card. This was really fun to make with a lot of mechanical trail and error involved. I trouble shot a lot of printing and scoring as well, plus, what a great excuse to use my new printer! Printing double sided for perfect registration was not easy, but I figured out ways to get around the registration issues. In the end, all the fuss was worth being able to create and print the card in my own studio, instead of outsourcing the print job! Doing it yourself adds a special charm to everything.

Robots Thank you and wish you a Happy 2014!