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My name is Elio.
I'm a cartoonist and professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Represented by Jennifer Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Email me: elio@eliohouse.com

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Jul 29 '14
66. Newt

66. Newt

Jul 28 '14
01. Watering the lawn

01. Watering the lawn

Jul 27 '14
04. Floyd the Worry Wart

04. Floyd the Worry Wart

Jul 27 '14

slugspoon asked:

Hi Elio! i was just wondering where you got your brush that has a very realistic pencil-like texture you use for lines, or what settings it is and if you're willing to share

I rarely use digital brushes. The very realistic pencil is in fact, a very realistic pencil!

Many of the lines, textures, or painterly effects in my work come from the actual tool. On a separate piece of paper, I’ll make a bunch of scribbles or lay down some ink with a brush and toss them on the scanner. Once in Photoshop, I’ll play with layers (multiply, overlay, or color burn) to get the desired effect.

Recently my favorites are charcoal pencil (2B), worn-out sharpies, and dried up micron brush pens. The older the pen, the more interesting line quality you’ll get. Hey! That’s some kind of life metaphor isn’t it?

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Jul 24 '14
Chuck E. Cheese redesign

Chuck E. Cheese redesign

Jul 21 '14
65. Hummingbird

65. Hummingbird

Jul 20 '14
03. Grotto the Roaming Geode

03. Grotto the Roaming Geode

Jul 15 '14
64. Zebra

64. Zebra

Jul 14 '14
02. Peppermint Zombie

02. Peppermint Zombie

Jul 8 '14
63. Fireflies

63. Fireflies

Jul 7 '14
01. Onion Ring Punk

01. Onion Ring Punk

Jul 2 '14
62. Bluegill

62. Bluegill

Jun 4 '14
61. Crocodile

61. Crocodile

May 26 '14
60. Salmon

60. Salmon

May 26 '14
This weekend, I’ll be at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo). Come say hi.

This weekend, I’ll be at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo). Come say hi.