Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How Could You Be So Heartless?

Recently, Steven Charny, the Art Director for Rolling Stone, came to SCAD to give a lecture. During his presentation he discussed numerous illustrators and how their works were used in the magazine. Since I am a total connoisseur of all things pop culture, I was naturally intrigued by the presentation as well as inspired. I went home and set to work on sketches of celebrities who might work well in an illustration. How I settled on Kanye West, I am not really sure, but he is undeniably talented and definitely a character! He also has a much anticipated album coming out after taking a year long hiatus after the whole Taylor Swift debacle.

The image is entirely done by hand. It is a reductive lino cut print, which I did in my kitchen without a press, so my method of registration was a little questionable; however, I really like this print. It is really gorgeous in person and would make a great poster.

Anyway, I hope you like it and keep your eye out for many more lino cut, reductive prints of celebrities from me!


  1. He is getting a big mention in President Bush's new book.................! Seems he is a real bad boy.

  2. hey lis,
    this is pretty amazing!! reductives are hard (in my opinion) and this looks awesome. i think whatever little misregistration you got works with it


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Lis is a professional illustrator based out of Savannah, GA. She is a self described fashionista, former sorority girl, and avid celebrity gossip follower whose penchant for all things feminine and girly is reflected in her work. For more info on the artist, please visit www.lissartori.com, and to contact Lis, feel free to email her at lis@lissartori.com


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