Readin’ books

March 8, 2016Silkscreen

A couple of years ago, I freelanced at a publisher, and one of the perks of the job was free book. I learned a few months later that many publisher buy their own books in bulk so the book can make it into the NYT bestseller list, which I think explains where these “free books” … Read More

Curse you Microsoft!

October 1, 2015Silkscreen

I’ve been cursing extensively this past week because I’ve had to work on a Windows computer, using Microsoft Office Suite. People who sit next to me must think I’m going insane, though I usually curse in a foreign language so as to not offend my neighbors…but I guess that could be even weirder. I can’t … Read More

That dress picture…

March 4, 2015Silkscreen

That dress picture with the “ambiguous” colors that’s been circulating has started to bother me…well mostly the people who say it’s blue and black. Am I missing the joke? They’re trolling right? How can you possibly see black on that dress? To finally put this to rest, I employed Photoshop to sample some colors. As … Read More

Recession Art Grand Opening

January 16, 2012Silkscreen

I have a couple of my books for sale at RAC which will have its grand opening Saturday January 21. There is a grand opening reception from 6p.m to midnight at 9 Clinton St. I’ll be there as I’m curious how the space looks like, I don’t know whether I’m in the “gallery section” or … Read More

How to do a 3-d /stereoscopic image

October 31, 2011Silkscreen, Tutorial

Last week I bought a very cool 3-d silkscreened book from Dernier Cri. It’s possibly the first time I’ve seen stereoscopic images that “work”. By the way, by stereoscopic I’m referring to images that need to be seen with red/blue lens glasses. So I bought the book to figure out how it was made. Below, … Read More

Illustration Friday: Bicycle

April 28, 2011Silkscreen

My submission for Illustration Friday. What do dinosaurs have to do with bicycles? Nothing. I don’t draw nonsensical images often and I want to learn how to draw prehistoric animals…hence the picture you see above. The image above was drawn with an ink brush, and I was looking at some of Bill Watterson’s dinosaurs to … Read More

Illustration Friday: Dusty

January 26, 2011Silkscreen

I think I’ll make a silkscreen print from this… Please click on the image to see the full size. Update: Just finished making a silkscreen of this illustration. You can see it in the work section of my site. The registration is a bit off… and had some problem washing off the emulsion. I’ll have … Read More

Illustration Friday: Chicken

January 20, 2011Silkscreen

I thought I’d try an illustration for “illustration friday”, to practice working quickly. I did the drawing in about a day, with no reference. I wanted to just get this illustration done as quickly as possible…sometimes I overthink things, so here I decided to not think at all. This week’s suggestion was “chicken”.

Boy and bear new illustration

December 17, 2010New art work, Silkscreen

I finished a new illustration of a boy wrestling/ hugging a bear. I originally wanted the picture to be unambiguous and show the boy and bear play fighting. But then some people to whom I showed preliminary sketches thought it was a dangerous situation for the boy, so i toned it down and it seems … Read More

Silkscreen Process

September 7, 2010Silkscreen

Because many people don’t know what silkscreen printing is, I’ll do a brief primer on it. I took some photos at the School of Visual Arts printshop to help illustrate some confusing passages. Silkscreen Printing is printing an image through the use of a silk mesh stretched over a frame(called silkscreen). Unlike most printing methods … Read More