All posts filed under: Tutorials

Donkey stamp!

Foreign Exchange / Just Because / Tutorials

Today I’m keeping it simple: a sneak peak into my upcoming post about my love of donkeys and trying out Robin’s very first Pen & Oink tutorial. Now check out this fabulous postage stamp from Italy celebrating the different breeds of donkeys: For more info on this stamp by Anna Maria Maresca click here.

When Ruthie Tries a Pen & Oink Tutorial, the Raccoons Take Over.

Process / Tutorials

From time to time I’m going to try out Liz’s and Robin’s tutorials, especially since I have no known skills to do my own tutorial, unless it’s called: “How to Doodle on a Piece of Paper”. For today’s post I’m going to try and tackle Liz’s very ambitious color separation tutorial (she also explains the technique more in general here). It scares me the most! It is so far from how I would ever approach […]

How to make preseparated artwork with tracing paper, a scanner, and Photoshop

Process / Tutorials

Last week, I discussed the design process for one of the posters in my (EXCITINGLY CLOSE TO ITS FUNDING GOAL) Kickstarter. Today, I’m going to talk about a relatively un-fancy way to make this sort of illustration yourself. I made color separations for my posters because they are going to be silkscreened by hand. But once upon a time, children’s book illustrators frequently drew this way–it made the books cheaper to produce. To my generation, […]

Speedy Carve, I love you.

Tools of the Trade / Tutorials

Last summer I took five glorious weeks off from client work to participate in the Summer Residency Program in Illustration at School of Visual Arts. Our first assignment for Viktor Koen’s class was to create a family book-plate for ourselves. I chose to do a “field” of turkeys to represent a long-running joke in my family about a large flock of turkeys that visits my parents’ home. I drew a sketch for the idea that […]