Justine Demos Inking Techniques with Toothpicks

Justine gave a great class recently on techniques for inking with – wait for it – toothpicks. (Her abundant chocolate supply isn’t the only reason we keep her around, also the creativity). We weren’t expecting much from toothpick art, but look at these lovely illustrations! Especially that beautiful beard! We will never again underestimate the power of mundane objects for impressive art-making. 

And here’s some student work, featuring more facial hair…is this a trend?

Coming soon to a SAW blog near you: the intern’s counter-argument regarding the existential potential of Cathy cartoons. It’s really grueling work around here.