Sunday, September 30, 2007

Self - Portrait (in response to Edowyn)

In response to Edowyn: This is pretty much what I look like when I play guitar and I am happy. This would probably be me around the end of hour 1. After a few more hours I'm much more frazzled, sweaty and my fingers are gnarled. But still happy.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A stolen moment...

thought i'd use my pirated wifi to pass along these two items of (possible) interest.

Free downloads of the Best Figure Drawing Books Ever according to Process Junkie.

Layer Tennis. click the volleys to see the match.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ulises in the New York Times

One of our own, Ulises Farinas, got an illustration published in the Op Ed section of the New York Times today:

View it here

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

so what if i have artist's block?

ok, sorry tom. this is the three word assignment you gave me when i was like 10 years old. i finally finished it. bus, blue jeans, and bubble gum.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


This was an assignment I had for Grad school, I colored it with knowing a little bit more tricks on the computer.

Have you ever played the guitar? Well I have...I have been playing guitar since I was 14 years old. I am not very good but it makes me happy whenever I play.

-Edowyn Vazkez

Sunday, September 23, 2007

devil, worms, japan

3 words = 1 image. Got this assignment from Ed. 'Japan' was a little hard to portray. I went with a bit of a Godzilla theme with an over-simplified and inaccurate Mount Fuji in the background.

Art blog??

I just started an Art Blog on Blogger, here's the link if anyone is curious:

Letters and Lines


Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I (Edowyn Vazkez) will be guest speaking for Fly's D.I.Y. comic/zine class again this September 2007. This will be my 3rd time teaching but will be taking over my mentors spot of Page Design and Research. I will be giving a slide lecture showing some of my favorite artists such as Gary Panter and David Sandlin to name a few. This is not an open class, you must register and pay for the entire course to participate.

HOWL!!! Festival 2007

Me (Edowyn) and Jenai took part in this years HOWL festival at Tompkins Square Park in NYC. The Logo for the event was created by Paul Pope and 150 artists painted around the park. There was music and books sold at the event where Fly and World War 3 Illustrated took a part of. Me and Jenai started to paint this painting with no real plan and were just set in having fun. Hilary Florido showed up to give support as well as Robert Pollak. Check out the website for more information about the event. It was a fun being a part of such a large community project.

Tattoo For A Friend

My friend asked me to draw him a tattoo in three days, for 100 dollars. It was pretty short notice. But i think it came out good. He liked the pencil version. hopefully he'll like the inked version and he'll GET INKED. Awesome.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lips, SpiderWeb,Dress

Okay, so my last entry of this project was pretty embarrassing, but I have no shame showing it off. With Graduate school I think I was being overwhelmed with all the little comfortabilities of starting school again. Here is something I like more which I did during my Critical Writing class which is helping me even more to open doors in my head. This may be my last digital coloring job as I feel it's getting a bit stale for me. Slowly more and more I'm stripping away the computer and approaching work with more of a hands on perspective. I still think computers are great but for me to comfront what I want to do I have to get back to the ways of past masters.

Word Assignments Mini-Zine

So I think we have enough work to put in an actual zine. If you would like to have the work you have done to be a part of it please send a high resolution of the image to Edowyn Vazkez / 56 Holland Avenue / Elmont / NY / 11003
We (Edowyn & Tom) Do not own your work and you have complete control of what you want to do with it but in the form of the Word Assignment Zine will be in custody of Edowyn Vazkez & Thomas Pitilli. Template copies can be sent to those who participated if they wish to duplicate zines for own personal uses. Permission to copy the template given is allowed but not the selling of the actual entity and ownership of the project.

If you wish to have the work created in the word assignments to be a part of the first zine please send the high resolution disc or copy by September 28, 2007 for an October 2007 release.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lips, SpiderWeb,Dress

This was the word assignment given by Thomas Pitilli.

Batman, Measurment tape, Stars

A new three word assignment. This one was fun, i got to draw Batman!

Monday, September 3, 2007

important news!

Oh, i'm in it. This is shameless self promotion. Cool huh?