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Gallery: Behind the Brush

A feature on unpublished work and illustrator favorites from fall 2023, as well as an inside look at an illustrator's creative process


"There is no better feeling than seeing finished artwork and having your breath taken away," said former Visuals Editor Morgan Kubasko. "And that is exactly what happens when a State Press illustrator creates an image."

This gallery features unpublished work from State Press Illustrators Elizabeth Villar and Lavanya Paliwal from the fall 2023 semester.

It also features Villar's and State Press Illustrator Natalia Jarrett's favorite creations from the prior semester.

The final section showcases artwork created by Paliwal as it develops from a mere idea and sketch to a final illustration that will become a header image for a story.

Illustrations edited by Morgan Kubasko, Reece Andrews, Abigail Wilt and Alexis Heichman.

Elizabeth VillarIllustrator

Liz Villar is an illustrator at the State Press majoring in Media Arts and Sciences at ASU.

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