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Ink warm up for something I am cooking up. I know you like vague captions Instagram. Is this vague enough for you.
This is part of ART GUM Issue 1. You can check out the whole shebang via the link in my bio. If you like it, please consider supporting this project by subscribing. You guys are the best. Also I know this is lightning fast I am working on making my videos slower but this is just just how fast I paint. #artgumjournal #illustration #process #editorialillustration
Here are the process images for the @indymonthly article about the closing of Broad RIPple high school. #indianapolismonthly #process
This dude Yann from France bought all four of my books. Thanks for the support Yann! It’s only $35! Dang, I need to charge more.
#Repost @indymonthly ・・・ When classes begin across the city this fall, the corridors of Broad Ripple High School will be silent for the first time in more than a century. And hope for a quick redevelopment has been suspended. Illustration by @curtmerlo
Check out my latest, it’s a written project called ART GUM. It’s a monthly process journal detailing the in’s and outs of my process. If you like it please consider supporting by subscribing. And a serious Thank you to everyone who took the leap with me and subscribed already, you make this fun! Thanks! #artgumjournal
I am starting a monthly process journal called ART GUM. I get so much positive feedback when I share my process during art making that I want to allow people even more access if they are I interested. I want to share the things I find important to my process and the tools and resources I use. Instagram however, is not the best platform to go deep into a subject, so I am going to host ART GUM on my website. It is also a way for you to support my art financially. Your support is necessary for me to continue making the art I am passionate about and love to share with you all. Please consider subscribing for $3 a month if you are interested in learning more about how I make illustrations. New Issues will be available at the beginning of each month. You can see ART GUM issue 1 on my site now. The link is in the bio or go to curtmerlo.com/artgum . Thank you for you support! Chew on this! #process #artgumjournal
Working on these matchbooks today. I got the idea from @ryanheshka and thought it was too genius not to explore. Thanks for the endless inspiration Ryan. I may make these available sometime soon. Thanks! #gunkzine #gunkcomics #vintagehorror #vintagecomics
Don’t you hate it when you open up the fridge and it has become a portal to a dinosaur dimension back in time or something like that. Yeah I know, annoying right. This is part of GUNK volume 2 the sci-fi issue. #gunkzine #illustration #vintagescifi #retrofuture
I just got this texture coloring and inking kit from @yourcinema and @truegrittexturesupply . These guys make some awesome stuff and I am excited to learn how to use this. Great work you two!
My weekend #gunkzine
Since I just got back from Italy, I had to incorporate some of their beautiful culture into my recent images. Here is a new piece from Gunk volume 2 that I am working on now. #gunkzine #illustration #aliens
Uh oh! I have started working on GUNK volume 2!!! I am a madman... or I just don’t know what else’s to do. Since I am obsessed with genres this will be the Science Fiction issue. So excited to share more!
I still can’t believe I was hired to draw Frankenstein’s monster for an article in the Dutch daily Volkskrant. The article was about the frankenstate that is the Hungary and Poland government. So happy to be asked to do this one, I had a lot of fun if you couldn’t tell. Thank you AD @koosjeremiasse it was a real pleasure. #editorialillustration #illustration #frankenstein #monsters #editorial #volkskrant
This piece was for @nationmag last week about a green new deal for Washington state. Polluters will pay a fine that will go to helping the refinery workers retire early. Thanks to AD Robert Best #editorialillustration #editorial #illustration
Here is another one I did for @indymonthly magazine. CBD is now legal in Indiana how far away is recreational marijuana. Thanks again to the great @todd_urban_im_art_dept . #editorialillustration #editorial #illustration #legalweed #marijuana
This illustration was for ProPublica a couple of weeks ago. It’s about how the FDA is fast tracking medications because of demand and pharmaceutical pressure but now some medicines are harming people. Interesting read. Thank you deputy editor Hannah Birch, it was great working with you. #editorialillustration #propublica #editorial #illustration #bigpharma
I have a small batch of GUNK copies in the store. Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this but I had some problems with my paper stock and it takes forever to make these. You should be able to preorder the next batch after these run out so I can know how many to make. The link in my bio will take you there. Thank you all who have waited patiently! You’re the best. #gunk
This piece was for the Book and Arts section of @nationmag about a month ago. It’s about the citizens untied ruling that allows business to act as citizens. Thanks AD Robert Best. #editorialillustration #illustration #process #brushandink
This piece was for @indymonthly a couple of months ago. The article is about how the Midwest Writers Workshop fell into controversy when they didn’t elect a woman to their board because she was overweight. A media storm followed the event and she was caught in the middle of it all. Thanks DD @todd_urban_im_art_dept it’s always good working with you. #editorialillustration #illustration #editorial #fatshaming