Printing some new cards! This one is a Birthday Card and is part of a series of 5" x 7" cards. Below is the inked drawing in black and white. You can see the color change that I created in Photoshop:
"At the Drive In" is an image inspired from living in the woods of Westchester county many years ago. There are so many garden creatures: moles, deer, bats, birds, snakes, raccoons, owls, even neighbors dogs and cats. There are big rock walls, and at night perhaps all the nocturnal creatures get together for an entertaining film.
First, I begin with a sketch. Then, using a nib and ink, I redraw (or ink) the sketch on quality paper using black ink. In order to add color, I scan the ink drawing into the computer and use Photoshop to color the line work, add fill colors, highlights and shadows.
We Stand Against
Destruction of the Environment
Attacks on Race, Sex, and Religion
A Corrupt Judicial System
I created this small accordion ink wash book with hard covers on watercolor paper for the Sketchbook Project Library in Williamsburg Brooklyn. You can go check it out in person at library collection, as well as viewing tons of other sketchbooks from around the world.
Recently finished a flying robot linoleum print. Carving and printing was super therapeutic.
Three more in series to come!
I made a robot scroll for my sister's birthday because she really likes robots. It is made with paper mache, ear plugs, bottle caps, chocolate wrappers, electrical tape, ribbons, wooden sticks, paint and markers.
I wanted to create 40 little images inside the mouth of the robot, but I think there are few more than 40.
Watch the video below to count them for yourself!
This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. They have a beautiful collection of sketchbooks from around the world.
Here is the accordion book I created with ink washes:
Happy Valentine's Day!
An image inspired by ballet dancing foxes and cats!
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I thought about size relationship and decided the Monkey will be skinny and the Cat will be fat. Silhouette was also very important.
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DRAWING FROM IMAGINATION:
I painted loose sketches with watercolor and drew with my five year old nephew.
When I am satisfied with the identity of the characters, I begin the process of storyboarding.
The text by João Manuel Ribeiro was already broken up into pages, so I planned the drawings around the amount of space given for the illustrations.
During this process, added the two mice as extra characters for more visual storytelling.
The book was going to be small and square in format and simple in the narrative. I admired the simple formatting and size of Beatrix Potter's books, with text on one page and a vignette on the other: