Thursday, March 24, 2011

The process and the unveiling of "The Pope Says No" comic strip

 I had to create a cheeky comic strip in illustrator with an unexpected ending for my digital illustration class. Here are the steps I took (just in case you wondering why I have no life) and the final product.

1. The Google "Sketch Up" version, better known as the part that drives me crazy.
2. The picture version, where I figured out props and staging. This is where things got tricky. Condoms are easy to find, but they don't exactly sell the Pope at Wal-Mart.
3. And the end result. TA -DAA! The actual strip, which looks much different than the preliminary stages.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I've been working on a brand new series of monoprints (i.e. prints that can only be printed once, no multiples) and I thought you might want to see a little teaser:

The color you see is residual ink on top of the plate, and the design/outline you see is the paper underneath the plate, that serves as my template or guide. The plate is what's run through the press, with paper on top. The pressure from the press transfers the ink onto the paper, and that's how prints are "born". That's an extremely simplified explanation of the printmaking process, but I hope you understand the idea. (Maybe a tutorial is in order soon, no?)
I hope to have some prints to show for by this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled.

Eye Exam

Here's an eye project we're working on in my illustration class, using different techniques in Illustrator ( the last one is just a photo of my eye though, don't get too excited).