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Friday, May 24, 2013


In alignment with my recent transition from student to pro, I'm starting a new blog. 

I'm looking forward to posting tons of cool creative stuff, so scoot on over:

Other ways you can keep up: 

alliedoersch.com for portfolio
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllieDoersch for acquiring goodies
http://pinterest.com/alliedoe/ for inspiration
@allie_dough on instagram for a look at my life
Allie Doersch on Vine for an animated look at my life

So there, dry your tears. There are plenty of options :> 


Monday, May 20, 2013

The King and Queen of Farts

*trumpet herald*

Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the procession of the King and Queen of Farts.

Media: ink and digital

Playing cards...more complex and involved than one may think. Regardless, I love this.

Monday, April 29, 2013


I love art school because I get to make things like this for homework.

Be sure to eat your veggies kiddo.

Want a print? Let me know :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Summit Prints!

Hi friends!

I am selling prints from one of the artist's books I made for my thesis - "Summit"

Updates on the completed book will be up soon, but in the meantime have a look at what is available on my Etsy shop: 


Letterpress roolz so hard.

This has been one of my favorite projects I have ever done, and I am eager to share part of it with you. 

Go outside, enjoy yourself!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Colorado Mountains

Surely you remember those ink drawings from a few posts ago?

WELL - here is a compilation of all twelve. 

I am using our letterpress studio here at Ringling to make a sick slick book for my thesis, keep an eye out for that :>

If you are in the area, don't miss the senior shows! Illustration is on April 27th. See you there, say hello.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Megacon Orlando!

Greetings! Last weekend I had my first con experience with the Ringling Illustration Faculty and a few students who were also part of the annual "Meanwhile" comic for this year (Look back at the whoa dub post, that was my contribution). In short, it was absolutely insane. 

We brought 7,000 comics to distribute, and ran out on the morning of the third day. Like I said, INSANE.

My favorite cosplay pic of the weekend is above: the entire Adventure Time crew and me with yellow pants. I felt star struck a little.

We had a fancy booth set up with a few cintiqs for passers-by to oogle at, plus we got to set up shop and sell prints, do commissions, all that fun stuff.

SO. MUCH. DRAWING. It felt like a weekend of hard labor: wake up hella early, draw things that people request all day, people watch the thousands of cosplayers, eat, sleep, repeat. Above are a few of the first characters I did ("Fresh" didn't sell, probably a little bit too lumpy of a venue for that kind of thing haha). 

Butters is a girl's recently deceased dog, and this Brony wanted a self portrait (crazy glasses make portraits a snap).

These girls introduced me to Homestuck, an online web comic that apparently has a good following. I guess I gotta get on that train, it was a blast to draw Gamzee and Sollux.

Of course, Mario and Peach were very popular choices. A classic.

Finally, what would a con be without POKEMON?! (nothing...it would be nothing) Ponyta is my all time favorite, and Ghastly is one cool dude.

Basically, if you haven't experienced a con, go. Just once at least. Even if it's not your scene, all of your senses will be stimulated in a totally new way. Thanks Ringling, thanks con people, thanks comics!

Friday, March 8, 2013


One of the books I am working on for my thesis derives directly from my time spent growing up in Colorado. It is turning out to be one of my favorite things I have ever done, and I'll be anxious to share more once it is complete.

Individual letterpress prints of the book's images are going to be available, so keep an eye out for that too :)

For now, here is a little snack.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fearsome Critter

Quite fearsome.

I loved making this.
Who doesn't like glowy fly farts?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Big Cats

Hey folks, here is the latest set of bowls. These three doodies are a cheetah, tiger, and panther. 



Remember that all of my bowls are now on Etsy: etsy.com/AllieDoersch


Monday, February 18, 2013

Birds Birds Birds

Hey, here are some watercolor and ink birds for ya.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Icelander and the Swede

For you on this fine Valentine's Day : a sketch of two of the greatest people you will ever meet.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hey! I have an Etsy shop now!

My hope is to get some commissions going from the shop, so all you people who have told me you want a bowl, YOUR WISHES ARE CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY.

Here is the start, updates to come soon:


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Whoa Dub

Here at Ringling a group of illustration students are selected each year to contribute to the Meanwhile comic book, and I am happy to say that I was able to be a part of the racket this year!

If you are around Ringling, keep an eye out and get a copy to check out some sweet work. Or maybe I will see you in Orlando in March for Megacon.

This piece is based on the transcendent experience of going to electronic concerts. If you know me, you know I love to dance, and that I love dubstep. Even if you aren't one for dubstep, go to a concert and you will have a great time (unless you are a crotchety fart) - I promise.

This one is for you Jeff. RAGE!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

To Build a Fire - Episode 8

Here we are - the end of our tale. I'm sorry to reveal to you his sorry end, but it made for some interesting artistic choices, and for that we thank you, weary traveler and dog.

Have a peek at my *website* to see the whole thing in sequence. Later gators.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

To Build a Fire - Episode 7

Happy January!

We are almost at the end. 

Megacon is in March, which means the Ringling Meanwhile comic will be published soon which means I can finally post the piece I made for my contribution. Womp womp womp get ready.