Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Zso (Sarah Blake)
Zso is an Art Director, Illustrator, and Designer from New York. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She typically starts with a pencil drawing and then scans the image into photoshop, where she does highlighting and some coloring, then goes back to the physical image for painting/pen work. This back-and-forth style allows her work to have a lot of layers and depth. She also uses found textures she collects with her digital camera, from the streets of New York, such as: concrete, bricks, glass, and graffiti, which adds a realistic-photo dimension to her illustrations. When working digitally, she also takes time-lapsed screenshots during her process, and stores them so she can study them later if she feels that a work is incomplete/wrong.
A short video of her working digitally can be found at http://vimeo.com/13720897, on her Vimeo channel, where she shares more tips/work/etc.