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Andrea Kalfas is an illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD. This is a blog for ideas, progress, and things to show off. Thanks for looking and check back often!

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This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.
For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show. Opening next week at MICA.

This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.

For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show. Opening next week at MICA.

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…
My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here! 

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…

My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here

Asked by cosmic-trash

thank you! Ugh, yes, Goblin was fantastic. They were all so psyched to be there too! SUCH a rad show. The Suspira (of course) and Deep Red themes gave me goosebumps. You can pick up a Suspiria shirt at Pizza Party's site here.

Thanks again! 

dffect asked:
"So what is the news besides the blues?"
It’s cold in my house. But I’m enjoying a new scarf. But I ate a dissatisfying brownie. Trade-offs.

dffect asked:

"So what is the news besides the blues?"

It’s cold in my house. But I’m enjoying a new scarf. But I ate a dissatisfying brownie. Trade-offs.

Oh look. My big ol face!
CLAW CLAW was kind enough to feature me for their first artist interview of 2014. If you want to find out things like what my all-time favorite color of gouache is, please check it out! Thanks to Shanon Weltman for the opportunity and her thoughtful questions!

Oh look. My big ol face!

CLAW CLAW was kind enough to feature me for their first artist interview of 2014. If you want to find out things like what my all-time favorite color of gouache is, please check it out! Thanks to Shanon Weltman for the opportunity and her thoughtful questions!

heads

heads

Merry Christmas, little lightbulb fairy children.

Merry Christmas, little lightbulb fairy children.

Here’s a cover illustration for the December issue of Nashville Scene on stands now. This is on a story about widespread tear-downs in neighborhoods with historic World War II era houses. You can read the full story online here. Thanks to AD Elizabeth Jones for the fun project!

Here’s a cover illustration for the December issue of Nashville Scene on stands now. This is on a story about widespread tear-downs in neighborhoods with historic World War II era houses. You can read the full story online here. Thanks to AD Elizabeth Jones for the fun project!

New piece for the New York Times Letters section about the rise and perhaps over-diagnoses of ADHD. It’s up today online: check it out! Thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond.

New piece for the New York Times Letters section about the rise and perhaps over-diagnoses of ADHD. It’s up today online: check it out! Thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond.

Here’s a new piece for the December issue of aiCIO about partnership and the sharing of technology and knowledge. Thanks to AD SooJin Buzelli for letting me wax cyberpunk on this one. Check out the article online here.
While you’re doing that, I’ll just be over here re-reading Neuromancer…

Here’s a new piece for the December issue of aiCIO about partnership and the sharing of technology and knowledge. Thanks to AD SooJin Buzelli for letting me wax cyberpunk on this one. Check out the article online here.

While you’re doing that, I’ll just be over here re-reading Neuromancer

Asked by stunturn

I enjoy certain brands of cold-press watercolor (Canson’s good) and print-making papers. Arches and Stonehenge are lovely for it. It depends a little how you work of course (more water, more weight to the paper) but I work fairly graphic, with less water, so I go with something around 100lb. You need a balance of appropriate weight and tooth. If your paper or board is too smooth, like hot-press watercolor or bristol, your gouache won’t have anything to grip.

Post-It show at Giant Robot. Tomorrow night!

Bat boy!
This little cutie was the subject of another gouache demo given to illustration students at MICA. He’s the finish of this work-in-progress shot.

I love him…

Bat boy!

This little cutie was the subject of another gouache demo given to illustration students at MICA. He’s the finish of this work-in-progress shot.

I love him…

smell my feet!