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Episode Creative http://www.episodecreative.com Art & Illustration by Damon Eckhoff Tue, 13 May 2014 05:52:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 One for the Holidays! http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/12/one-holidays/ Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:00:36 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=631 The post One for the Holidays! appeared first on Episode Creative.

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Hayao Miyazaki at Work http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/12/hayao-miyazaki-at-work/ Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:02:25 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=611 Here are some great photographs of Hayao Miyazaki at work… Always an inspiration.

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Here are some great photographs of Hayao Miyazaki at work

Hayaoo Miyazaki

Always an inspiration.

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BIKE TALL T-Shirts Are Here! http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/12/bike-tall-t-shirts-are-here/ Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:58:00 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=600 I’m very pleased to announce…  BIKE TALL t-shirts are now available for purchase at BIKEASAURUS and PEDAL BIKE TOURS! Several things inspired the BIKE TALL t-shirt… Over the past decade, I have found a great sense of community in the Portland bike scene.  Through my bike adventures I have made many friends and found a greater connection to Portland.... Read more »

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I’m very pleased to announce…  BIKE TALL t-shirts are now available for purchase at BIKEASAURUS and PEDAL BIKE TOURS!

BIKE TALL Web Banner

Several things inspired the BIKE TALL t-shirt…

Over the past decade, I have found a great sense of community in the Portland bike scene.  Through my bike adventures I have made many friends and found a greater connection to Portland.  This has made my life awesome.

I believe one of the most enduring icons of the Portland bike scene is the tall bike.   I don’t personally own a tall bike, but deep down I truly respect those that do and ride them with pride.  I think they should be celebrated.

Rabbits.  I love cute creatures and I especially love rabbits.  They are a running theme in my artwork.  When I made the original sketch for this, I asked myself, “Wouldn’t it be great to see a rabbit on a gigantic tall-bike?”  “Yes,” I answered.

Go get yours!

I’m excited these are available.  I’m proud of the quality and the cuteness.  I’m proud to be a Portlander and live in a city cute things on bikes are always appreciated!

You can find the BIKE TALL t-shirts at these fine Portland establishments:

BIKEASAURUS
1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

PEDAL BIKE TOURS
133 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

PS.
Christmas is coming!

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Printing Books With InDesign http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/11/printing-books-with-indesign/ Sun, 17 Nov 2013 22:08:14 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=594 Here’s a great technical video on how to print a booklet from InDesign.  I find this fantastically useful for making book dummies. If you don’t have a printer that can print on both sides of the paper, this process still works.  Make sure that printing of both sides of the paper is disabled and then... Read more »

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Here’s a great technical video on how to print a booklet from InDesign.  I find this fantastically useful for making book dummies.

Click here to view the embedded video.

If you don’t have a printer that can print on both sides of the paper, this process still works.  Make sure that printing of both sides of the paper is disabled and then print using the booklet.  You’ll then have to arrange the pages so that the blank sides are facing.

It took me a few minutes to figure out the ordering of the pages and I found page numbers to be extremely helpful.  Once you have the pages ordered, you can fold the book down the middle and staple it.

Then using rubber cement or wheat paste, glue the pages together.  Works like a charm!

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Book Dummy Update… It Continues! http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/08/book-update-it-continues/ Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:31:20 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=588 I’m still working on the book dummy!  I just finished a paper dummy that has really helped me work out the story structure.  It’s a slow process for me, but I LOVE IT!

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I’m still working on the book dummy!  I just finished a paper dummy that has really helped me work out the story structure.  It’s a slow process for me, but I LOVE IT!

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Early Girl Illustration http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/08/early-girl-illustration/ Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:54:17 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=583 Kat Vetrano is a freelance food writer. She has been published in MIX Magazine, Willamette Week, TheKitchn.com, and is a contributor for DailyBlender.com.  Recently, she commissioned me to create an illustration for her personal food blog, Early Girl. I took a collage approach that combines my reverse glass technique and digital collage.  There results is... Read more »

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Kat Vetrano is a freelance food writer. She has been published in MIX Magazine, Willamette Week, TheKitchn.com, and is a contributor for DailyBlender.com.  Recently, she commissioned me to create an illustration for her personal food blog, Early Girl.

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I took a collage approach that combines my reverse glass technique and digital collage.  There results is a vibrant still life of tomatoes.  Please take some time to read Kat’s blog.

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Big Illustration Party Time Podcast… Is Back! http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/06/big-illustration-party-time-podcast-is-back/ Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:45:48 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=572 Illustrators!  Listen up!  Do you like getting paid for your work?  Do you have a solid contract that protects you and your clients?  Are you looking for help taking your illustration career to the next level? Then check out the illustration podcast BIG ILLUSTRATION PARTY TIME!  Created by Kevin Cross and Joshua Kemble, it features... Read more »

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Illustrators!  Listen up!  Do you like getting paid for your work?  Do you have a solid contract that protects you and your clients?  Are you looking for help taking your illustration career to the next level?

Then check out the illustration podcast BIG ILLUSTRATION PARTY TIME!  Created by Kevin Cross and Joshua Kemble, it features practical tips on how to build your illustration career.  It covers business topics such as contracts, marketing, finding clients as well as process topics such as inking and story craft.

I’ve listened to every episode and found it to be a great foundation to getting an illustration career started or taking an existing career to the professional level.

Check it out on iTunes and TalkShoe.  Do it!

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Coming Soon: Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/04/coming-soon-fuzzy-bunny-cute-shop/ Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:58:06 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=524 Two weeks ago, I decided to take a break from the children’s book dummy that I have been working. During that time I began work on another project that I’ve been really excited about. I call it… Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop! What is Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop? Well, it’s an online store that sells my... Read more »

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Two weeks ago, I decided to take a break from the children’s book dummy that I have been working. During that time I began work on another project that I’ve been really excited about. I call it… Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop!

What is Fuzzy Bunny Cute Shop? Well, it’s an online store that sells my cute fuzzy bunny work on merchandise! I’m setting up a Zazzle store that will allow you to purchase products that feature my designs. My first area of focus will be on necklaces and pendants with cute rabbits.

I’m going to launch in the next couple weeks!

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Update: Painting on My Children’s Book http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/03/update-painting-on-my-childrens-book/ Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:33:15 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=518 I’ve completed a first draft of the book dummy in both black and white and in color.  It’s really looking great!  I’ve been getting positive feedback from my friends and peers.  Victoria Jamieson (who taught my children’s book illustration class at PNCA) has be gracious enough to provide some detailed feedback. Right now, I’m taking... Read more »

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I’ve completed a first draft of the book dummy in both black and white and in color.  It’s really looking great!  I’ve been getting positive feedback from my friends and peers.  Victoria Jamieson (who taught my children’s book illustration class at PNCA) has be gracious enough to provide some detailed feedback.

Right now, I’m taking a critical look at the story structure and deciding what I need to tweak.  I’ve decided to take a brief break from the book.  This will give me a bit of space and distance so I can see what needs to change when i come back to it.

So far… I think it looks fantastic!  Thanks for everyone’s support!

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3D Printing Pen http://www.episodecreative.com/2013/02/3d-printing-pen/ Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:21:59 +0000 http://www.episodecreative.com/?p=500 Interesting kickstarter project… 3D Printing Pen. “All those 3D print lovers this might be the heaven for you. A kickstarter project entitled as 3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen by WobbleWorks.”  

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Interesting kickstarter project… 3D Printing Pen.

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“All those 3D print lovers this might be the heaven for you. A kickstarter project entitled as 3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen by WobbleWorks.”

 

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