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Illustrator, writer, metal and soul music junkie in Columbus, Ohio

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Some sloppy hand drawings. Just trying to loosen up!

    dorianmuseum:

    Some sloppy hand drawings. Just trying to loosen up!

    — 2 days ago with 2 notes
    #hands  #sketch  #bus sketch 

    As enjoyable as silkscreen and other printmaking methods can be, linocut is so intuitive - you’re just drawing with carve marks instead of ink marks. After making a quick practice panel, I got to work on this piece.

    Every year in my church, we have a weekend where high school members visit the college groups. Typically during this time each of the small groups make t-shirts, but I had the idea of making vests with matching patches for our group (named Kodiak).

    I think I need a break from the manic pace of school, work, putting together the CCAD Comics Anthology, etc. Carving can be tedious, but it’s actually really relaxing and offers a nice break from the insanity of the rest of my work right now. I’m excited to show you guys the final when it’s done! 

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    — 1 week ago with 4 notes
    #linocut  #bear  #pizza  #denim  #printmaking  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #dorian l 
    This month I’m premiering THREE BOOKS and have FIVE PIECES on display!!
More info about AOI, the gallery show!
More info about SPACE, the zine/comics expo!
SEE Y’ALL THERE

    This month I’m premiering THREE BOOKS and have FIVE PIECES on display!!

    More info about AOI, the gallery show!

    More info about SPACE, the zine/comics expo!

    SEE Y’ALL THERE

    — 2 weeks ago with 10 notes
    #ccad  #aoi  #illustration  #small press  #comics  #zines  #art sale  #dorian l 
    Working on a large silkscreen print (this design) that has been giving me grief for a month now. FINALLY finished the first layer! Here’s a peek at part of it!
 

    Working on a large silkscreen print (this design) that has been giving me grief for a month now. FINALLY finished the first layer! Here’s a peek at part of it!

     

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    — 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #theseus  #minotaur  #bull  #mythology  #silkscreen  #printmaking  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #process 
    CHECK YOUR EMAIL

    ccadcomics:

    Submissions have been chosen, and contributors have been notified! If you got accepted, please send your high-res files by midnight this Saturday (March 29th).

    Didn’t get in? Don’t sweat it! I’ll be putting together more anthologies in the future (and not just for CCAD), so you’ll get another chance.

    Thanks to everyone who submitted! This book is going to be great!

    I’ll be putting this together and releasing it very soon! Follow the blog for progress updates and a preview at the entries.

    — 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #ccadcomics  #comics  #anthology 
    Printing some jacket patches soon. First, a practice print!

    Printing some jacket patches soon. First, a practice print!

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    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note
    #linocut  #relief  #printmaking  #pooch  #flying  #dachshund  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #process 
    Just something quick and dirty for Hellboy day! I’ve always appreciated how many beatings Hellboy takes in stride. Whadda champ.
Congrats on 20 years of great art and stories, Mike Mignola!
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    Just something quick and dirty for Hellboy day! I’ve always appreciated how many beatings Hellboy takes in stride. Whadda champ.

    Congrats on 20 years of great art and stories, Mike Mignola!

    DORIAN LAFFERRE
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    email: doriandraws@gmail.com

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    — 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
    The Weinland Park Story Book is a project by the Wexner Center for the Arts, where residents of the titular neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio tell their stories. The area is being gentrified, which has both positive and negative effects. As I got to view some of the work in progress, I think that duality comes through clearly in these very personal stories - ranging from funny anecdotes to crime stories to hopeful visions of Weinland Park’s future.
This page is a teenage girl’s story of a train explosion that happened here in Columbus in summer of 2012. I remember hearing it pretty loud and clear from my house, which was a little bit more than a mile away. This girl’s house was even closer!
Knowing that this would be reproduced in a black and white book, I tried to put a lot more ink on this page than the last one I made. A lot of the lines are pretty rough, but I like how it turned out.
Having a hand in pushing the spotlight onto the people of a somewhat marginalized neighborhood was extremely fulfilling and exciting. Thanks again to Jean Pitman for including me in this awesome book! I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for other local community projects like this one.
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    The Weinland Park Story Book is a project by the Wexner Center for the Arts, where residents of the titular neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio tell their stories. The area is being gentrified, which has both positive and negative effects. As I got to view some of the work in progress, I think that duality comes through clearly in these very personal stories - ranging from funny anecdotes to crime stories to hopeful visions of Weinland Park’s future.

    This page is a teenage girl’s story of a train explosion that happened here in Columbus in summer of 2012. I remember hearing it pretty loud and clear from my house, which was a little bit more than a mile away. This girl’s house was even closer!

    Knowing that this would be reproduced in a black and white book, I tried to put a lot more ink on this page than the last one I made. A lot of the lines are pretty rough, but I like how it turned out.

    Having a hand in pushing the spotlight onto the people of a somewhat marginalized neighborhood was extremely fulfilling and exciting. Thanks again to Jean Pitman for including me in this awesome book! I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for other local community projects like this one.

    DORIAN L
    website
    tumblr
    shop
    email: doriandraws@gmail.com

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note

    I’m doing some color palette research for a mini-comic I’m working on. A couple comics I love are absolutely killing it with their color choices.

    If you are remotely interested in contemporary comics, you are likely familiar with at least some of the works of Gabriel Ba and Matt Fraction. They make an excellent science fiction spy book called Casanova, and as expected, their pictures and words (respectively) are great.

    But the unsung hero of this book is definitely Cris Peter.

    She uses the above 45-color palette to color the entire series. Every single image throughout the book ONLY uses these colors. I’ve worked with fewer colors, but only on one piece of artwork at a time. Try to wrap your head around coloring several issues (eighteen so far), each with shifting characters and settings and times of day spread across, oh, say, 150-200 panels per issue.

    Noteworthy is the wide range of greens. The book has an overall greenish hue to it as a result - definitely evocative of the weird sci-fi vibe, but also expressive in a lot of different ways depending on how it’s used. Green can be warm or cool, dark or light, all depending on its context.

    Anyway, Cris Peter does an incredible job of carrying the story forward while making Gabriel Ba’s drawings somehow more sophisticated and energetic. No small task.

    Scan is from the first trade. Sorry if the quality is crappy… guess you’ll have to buy it yourself, you bum!

    — 4 weeks ago with 6 notes
    #comics  #colors  #Limited Color Palette  #cris peter  #gabriel ba  #matt fraction  #sci fi  #spy