Tag: Ed Soyka

  • The Power of Pronouns: Blue Summerfield’s Joyful Inktober

    The Power of Pronouns: Blue Summerfield’s Joyful Inktober

    “My comic sketch during Inktober, came from my enthusiasm for starting my transition,” says Taylor “Blue” Summerfield (Computer Animation-Interactive Media ’19). “It shows a conversation between myself and my partner, so lighthearted and happy.” Summerfield received his AAS in Illustration. He says that although he’s now an animation student, he “retains a love for Illustration–so I’m…

  • Angela Rizza: Old-school storybook, folk, geometric, carefree, ink and calm

    Angela Rizza: Old-school storybook, folk, geometric, carefree, ink and calm

    Angela Rizza, Illustration ’11, has long been obsessed by detail. “I started with ballpoint pen drawings in high school. I’d render each illustration with pens using them like graphite.” During her early studies at FIT, “I’d zoom in at 200 percent on the computer and go to town on some animal scales.” Rizza’s early work…

  • Illustration students interpret a “culture of calamity”

    Whether it be for the New York Times or for an illustration class, “legions of professional and amateur artists are trying their hand at political art right now,” says Illustration Prof. Anthony Freda. The impetus, whether good or bad: the turbulent presidency of Donald Trump. Recently, Freda gave his Visual Communication students the same assignment he was given…

  • Ode to Jianrong Lin’s “Momentum” series

    Ode to Jianrong Lin’s “Momentum” series

    “I think human bodies look best when in motion,” says Illustrator Jianrong Lin, (’16), of “Momentum,” his series of athletes in the heat of competition. Lin’s exquisite work evokes images depicted on ancient Greek urns. “What men or gods are these?” one might be inspired to ask, as the poet John Keats did of the “mad pursuit” of…

  • Buddy in space joined by other Inktober characters

    “It was Inktober. I was missing my dog.  I had a new sketchbook and I was designing characters. It occurred to me that Buddy is a real character I could use.” So started the month of October, or Inktober, for first semester Illustration student David Powers. Buddy would rule the roost of characters. Inktober, a…