Category Archives: drawings

Artwork for Blue Moon Brewing Artist Series

I have some exciting news!

My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:

Blue Moon Symphony, 2015

Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
Blue Moon Artist Series, bottle

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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q

The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!

Check out some of the process from creating the print…

blue moon process, pencil

blue moon process, ink

blue moon process, ink detail

glisic, Blue Moon Symphony print

via instagram:
#BlueMoon20Years
#ArtfilledFriday

Grasshopper

glisic, 'grasshopper', 2015

 
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.

I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.

The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
 

'grasshopper' detail
 
'grasshopper' detail
 
color tests
 
grasshopper, rough sketch
 

NEW! ‘The Nutcracker’ Screen prints

I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.

These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.

I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.

Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.

These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)

Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *

Nutcracker & The Capital prints
screen pull
first color
The Mouse King
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom
Doll Kingdom, detail
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
The Nutcracker, printing
printing The Nutcracker, final color

Upcoming Exhibition: “DREADFULS” at Whitdel Arts

"Headlines", cover, 2013

I have work in a new exhibition, “DREADFULS”, opening on November 1st at Whitdel Arts in Detroit, MI.

The exhibit will feature original drawings from contributing artists, as well as newly printed publications. Theme is in line with subversive dark humor, absurdism, so on.

Here’s a bit more about the show, from the press release:

“Edited by Ryan Standfest and published by ROTLAND PRESS, the ROTLAND DREADFULS series of chapbooks is an homage to the cheaply produced 19th-century pamphlets known as ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ – so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. ‘Dreadfuls’ presents nine of these publications accompanied by an exhibition of drawings produced for their pages”

Exhibiting Artists:

Josh Bayer
Cole Closser
Sanya Glisic
Gregory Jacobsen
Chris Cilla
Andy Gabrysiak
Ian Huebert
Onsmith
S. William Schudlich

Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 7-10 pm at Whitdel Arts, 1250 Hubbard Street, Detroit MI 48209

Exhibition dates: November 1 – December 7, 2013

More information is available here:  Rotland Dreadfuls

“Betsy”

I’ve been working on some new drawings recently, based on the strange characters and creatures in my head. Not sure what the title of this one is yet, but I wanted to post it. For some reason, ‘Betsy’ keeps popping up, so I might just keep it. She’s a totally nutty, curious animal bot. Someday she might figure things out, but chances are, she probably won’t.

sglisic_betsy

Snakes and lino prints

A few things I’ve been up to recently.
sglisic_linoprints
Working on some quick linoleum prints at home

sglisic_snaketoteandfilm
This is a goofy demo for my screen printing class. I wanted to show the students how to separate colors by hand, without any use of a computer. I made a drawing of the snake in pencil, then traced out the color separations using Dur-a-lar film and opaque black markers. These were exposed onto screens and printed in yellow and blue transparent inks. The green is created wherever the two inks overlap.

sglisic_GhostTiger
A small print of a tiger-like creature in the woods.

Cover Illustration for Penguin Books

I was excited to receive my copies of the recently published “The Book of Destruction” by Anand.

This is the first cover illustration I’ve done for Penguin Books and I’m very pleased with how it came out! The illustration is based on one of the stories in the book, The Tailor, in which elaborate outfits escape from a tailor’s shop and take over bodies, in a macabre, magical-realism sort of way.

"Book of Destruction" by Anand

The original illustration:

BOD Cover Illo