I am an illustrator, comic artist, and serigrapher. I enjoy drawing comics, painting in acrylic and watercolor, and I screen print tshirts and other things.
I am available for commissions, and I can do custom order screen printing jobs if you need some awesomely designed tees.

 

Here are some more photos of the finished ouija boards. The boards are 14”x20” pine that I stained in ebony. I designed the artwork in Adobe Illustrator and screen printed it onto the boards. The ink I used is acrylic white ink with a cheap acrylic glow in the dark paint, and some yellow silkscreen ink, and some brown acrylic paint. I was shooting for off white with a hint of moody yellow. I’m not sure if it glows very much or if at all though.
Tonight I’ll be coating these with a lacquer to give them a smooth sheen. The rest of the week I’ll be working on the planchettes. I’m hoping to have it up in my etsy shop within a week or two. I have made four so far, with 25 as a total goal. Here’s a link to my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jacosta

Id love to talk about the process making these if you’re interested. Hope people enjoy these. I’ve had so much fun making them.

(Source: jesseacosta.net)

Just screen printed my first of four initial ouija boards on ebony stained pine. Very pleased with this first one. I used white acrylic paint and mixed a touch of yellow and brown, and also added some glow in the dark paint for good measure. Not sure it it will glow much at night, but hoping it will be eerie. Going to finish the other three through the evening. Tomorrow I’ll coat these with polyurethane.

Just screen printed my first of four initial ouija boards on ebony stained pine. Very pleased with this first one. I used white acrylic paint and mixed a touch of yellow and brown, and also added some glow in the dark paint for good measure. Not sure it it will glow much at night, but hoping it will be eerie. Going to finish the other three through the evening. Tomorrow I’ll coat these with polyurethane.

(Source: etsy.com)

valadecomix:

wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

The subtle movements are incredible. 

I love these limited animation artworks.

I have to say I really like the Pilot colored lead over the pentel lead. It seems stronger and it’s a bit brighter. #nonphotoblue #mechanicalpencils #lead

I have to say I really like the Pilot colored lead over the pentel lead. It seems stronger and it’s a bit brighter. #nonphotoblue #mechanicalpencils #lead

Last sketch for the night. Left my art supply bag I’m Spokane, so I had to make a backup bag. I’m so used to blue lead, the regular lead feels grainy and foreign like drawing while wearing big Mickey Mouse gloves.

Last sketch for the night. Left my art supply bag I’m Spokane, so I had to make a backup bag. I’m so used to blue lead, the regular lead feels grainy and foreign like drawing while wearing big Mickey Mouse gloves.

lamestlatina:

rifa:

walkawayinsin:

gods-wife:

aztecpriincess:

theskiesabovelife:

Why Tumblr should Fall In Love with Frida Kahlo. 

YES OMFG
YES

she is a legend

awesome

She was hella injuried in a trolley accident and spent her entire recovery period propped up in her bed painting non-stop.

Most of her paintings were self portraits where she painted every hair and every ‘flaw’ and highlighted them as a beautiful part of herself

She was ballin oh my gosh

She was also a leader of the Mexican communist party and one of the first Latin American women to have her art displayed in the Louvre

aatoast:

yamino:

Designing a vending space: yet another thing they never teach you in art school.

Most of what I’ve learned about attending cons as a vendor I have acquired through observation and trial and error.  There’s many factors to consider:

  • What will make my work most visible and accessible?
  • Will the display be too heavy to transport together with my wares/personal luggage?
  • Will this who thing collapse and kill me?

And then there’s things you can’t account for, like rude-ass convention-goers sitting/putting their food on your display (please don’t fucking do this! ever!) and generally making a mess of your perfectly organized table.

I would like to someday collect a bunch of resources on creating your vending space.  If you have any, please send them my way!

My latest trick has been the good ol’ pipes and clamps display. it’s secure,comparatively light, lets you build very high, and can also be customized to different table shapes.

Awesome drawing and overview!

We’ve collected some articles/posts on all kinds of artist alley displays in our tag here :3

http://aatoast.tumblr.com/tagged/displays

Here’s one that isn’t about building a particular type of display, but rather discusses setup variables to consider when deciding what kind of display would work best for you: http://aatoast.tumblr.com/post/73265082367/maiji-i-found-this-doodle-while-going-through

I like this. I’ve done setups like this. You have to make sure it has a lot of points that will distribute the weight and clamp into the table.
Worst part is that people want to touch or lean on your setup.

calamityjon:

Australian reprint publisher Gredown, mentioned on this Tumblr yesterday, generally stuck to horror material but also happily reprinted whatever horror-ish material it could squeeze out of licensed American properties. Part of their catalog included reprints of the garish Skywald Publications Hell-Rider magazine-sized comic, Charlton’s House of Yang and a selection of books from would-be publishing usurper Atlas/Seaboard. The weirdest fit from this creepy comic coterie - Archie Comics’ hero The Fly, although his representative cover is super-boss.

Received this email from a customer on Etsy who bought my Asthma shirt. I am so happy to know a young asthmatic feels better about her situation because of my shirt. Asthma sucks, but if you’re vigilant enough you can stay on top of it.

Received this email from a customer on Etsy who bought my Asthma shirt. I am so happy to know a young asthmatic feels better about her situation because of my shirt. Asthma sucks, but if you’re vigilant enough you can stay on top of it.

playing-mandolins asked
Because of this blog, I've realized that many of my stories have all white characters. I've focused so much on them being more physically different(i.e. face/body shape) that I completely ignored the different racial possibilities. So, with much thinking, my new story's main character will be mixed with both African and Russian background. Thank you for opening the worlds eyes.

weneeddiversebooks:

Thank you for participating! I just want to note that you should be sure to research and give your main character’s background just as much consideration as your world-building. Continue to be respectful and don’t be afraid to ask voices from that background for advice and details!

- Kaye/ramentic