Eris. Personal Project, 2018. Layered Paper, Vellum and Foamcore.
All mark making on this piece was done with paper exclusively. Some elements were glued directly onto the paper below, while others were bolstered with several layers of foamcore to build up depth. The total depth of this papercut was over three inches and required extensive planning to bring it together.
Eris was completed over the course of a mentorship with Terese Neilsen that lasted from September 2018-January 2019.
Leia. Personal Project, 2017. Layered Paper and Alcohol Inks.
This was the first in a series of paper characters. The purpose of these pieces was to explore paper as a medium and experiement with new techniques. In this illustration, alcohol markers were used to add various details and accents. The hair was a combination of inks and opaque white paint mixed with a blending marker.
Lupin. Private Commission, 2018. Layered Paper, Alcohol Markers, White Gel Pen and Foamcore.
This stylized papercut was done in a low relief with a total depth of about on half inch. This was to avoid distracting from the strong graphic elements while still adding a bit of depth. Alcohol markers were used to add shading in the figures, while a white gel pen was used to create patterns and embellishments.
Chandra. Private Commission, 2017. Layered Paper and Foamcore
Simple, flat folds added a lot of interest to this illustration, as well as the iridescent gold accents throughout the piece. The goggles were crafted down to the last detail, including the application of a shiny plastic film to the lenses to mimic the look of glass.
Creation of Adam. Personal Project, 2017. Layered Paper, Alcohol Inks and Foamcore.
For this cut paper piece, foamcore helped to create a shallow relief between foreground and background. Ink stamp pads were used to create the soft shading effects on the figures and clothing.
Jace. Private Commission, 2017. Layered Paper, Alcohol Inks & Silver Iridescent Pigment.
In this piece, I used alcohol inks to dye large areas of paper. This technique is perfect for monochromatic or analogous color schemes, where the base paper color should be similar throughout the piece.
Ryo. Private Commission, 2018. Layered Paper and Colored Pencils.
This layered paper illustration was created using scrap and swatch books donated by a local print shop. Colored pencils were used to add shading and accents to the figure.
Alvin. Personal Project, 2018. Layered Paper and Alcohol Markers.
In this illustration, paper was folded to create the popped collar effect. Other elements were also crafted out of paper, like the belt loops on the coat and the folded scarf. These details may seem minor, but they add a lot of depth and interest to the final piece.
Ashiok. Private Commission, 2017. Layered Paper and Alcohol Inks.
This layered paper illustration makes use of translucent papers for the skin and hair of the figure. This presented a unique challenge, since translucent paper will betray typical foamcore supports. In the end, a thick vellum was used to reinforce the translucent areas. This provided enough support to lift the elements away from the background while still preserving their translucent quality.