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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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Aug 26 '14
05. Taking photos of your food

05. Taking photos of your food

Aug 26 '14
04.

04.

Aug 26 '14
04. Kitchen creeps

04. Kitchen creeps

Aug 26 '14
03. Boxing

03. Boxing

Aug 24 '14
69. Minnow

69. Minnow

Aug 24 '14
68. Coral

68. Coral

Aug 24 '14
03.

03.

Aug 18 '14
02. Cheese

02. Cheese

Aug 18 '14
01. Mom snacks

01. Mom snacks

Aug 18 '14
67. Seagull

67. Seagull

Aug 18 '14
02.

02.

Aug 18 '14
01.

01.

Jul 29 '14
66. Newt

66. Newt

Jul 27 '14
Floyd the Worry Wart

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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