ONLINE STORE ACTIVE

I HAVE FINALLY RE-DONE MY ONLINE STORE

http://www.marnegrahlman.com/store
http://www.marnegrahlman.com/store
http://www.marnegrahlman.com/store
http://www.marnegrahlman.com/store
http://www.marnegrahlman.com/store

I’ve got some of my most popular prints, some zines (including the collaborative zine I made with Grab Bag), stickers, buttons, cards…!!!

If there is anything you would like specifically that I have ever made please email me directly and we can figure out how to get it made.

 

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Yonge and Dundas Square

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Thank you SO much to the YD Square coordinators for inviting me to take part in the first round of local art displayed on these huge screens. Unfortunately my work was only up in November, but it was very cool to see! Artists can now apply online if they’d like to be selected for the following months.

CAB

Comic Arts Brooklyn was fuunnnnnn here’s the view of far away Manhatten from our lovely air bnb, a cool room from the Met with some biology watercolurs, and a couple close ups of our table at CAB

NEAT

New York!

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I’m headed to Brooklyn tomorrow night on an overnight bus to attend Comic Arts Brooklyn and check out the city for a hot minute. Quick and dirty trip, be back in the morning on the 12th. Hopefully I’ll meet some neat people 🙂

Spiegel

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An illustration I did in this month’s Spiegel Literatur in Germany, announcing a new book by Juli Zeh called Leere Herzen which tranlates to Empty Hearts in English. The synopsis was really complicated so I’ll do my best to condense it to a few sentences: The book is about a German woman in a world after Trump, Brexit, Frexit, a global financial crisis, armed conflict, mass migration and the triumph of an ultrapopulist movement in Germany. She starts a company called “The Bridge” that links people who would like to commit suicide with terrorist organizations for suicide bombing missions, after undergoing many intense “tests” which most people fail leading them to return to their normal lives with a new outlook.

This piece almost drove me insane it was so difficult. But I got to work on something a bit outside my comfort zone and I’m happy with how it turned out. A million thanks once again to the art director at Spiegel Literatur who is just the nicest.

Leaf Someone – Process

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Thought I’d share a bit of my process on how I make most every illustration I do with one of my most recent pieces!

First I take quite a few notes, for this one a lot of that part of the process was done in my phone since I think about work a lot when I’m not actually at my desk. I’ll get to my sketchbook and write out what I’m working on and what needs to be said in the final image. Then I’ll put together some rough thumbnails. I ended up really liking my first idea and it was a quick project so I just went with it.
Next I draw out a really rough linear on a spare piece of paper that is about the size of the final since I need to make sure I get all the proportions and spacing working well.
I then draw that out on my final surface, take a picture of it, and do some colour studies on my iPad because it’s fast and tactile and I can do it while I sit back on my bed 🙂
Then I start on the final with all my roughwork in front of me, so I don’t forget what I’m doing. I write down the side which colours need to be applied in which order for the look I want. Here I did watercolour first, next black, next yellow, and lastly some white details. I scan it and edit this on photoshop to make it look as close to the physical version as possible.
And ta da it is done.

This one was for a client who wanted to use it as an album cover, and she preferred a white background in the end, which I could quickly create on the computer. I still like the yellow one but I think white worked better for the vibe of her music~

kbye.