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Designed and Published
by Abigail Palma
The Art of Becky Meyer
An Interview with Chase Van
Ryan McCaughtry

Marisa Melton
Marina Arriola

Eli Lo

The Talented Artists of Vernon
Hills High School

Allison Molloy

Hannah Friedman

Katie McLoughlin

Jacob Behring
Rishi Ling
Kristina Kliver

Emma Brutman
For as long as I can remember, Ive always had
great interest and passion for the arts. This love
grew as I watched my grandmother draw, paint,
and do wood burning on gourds. My best friend,
also an amazing artist, inspired me to continue
with my love and passion for drawing.
To this day, my bedroom walls are adorned with
works by my grandmother, my best friend, and
many other young and talented artists. From
illustrations, to paintings, to photographs, and
posters there is value in every piece of artwork
created regardless of age or talent. SUBMIT
magazine is different than most. SUBMIT is a
mixed media magazine with an inentional focus
on students and upcoming amateur artists and
the work they create.
All of the artwork in SUBMIT has two require-
ments: One, the artwork submitted to the maga-
zine is done so on voluntary basis. Two, the
artist must submit work that they are most proud
of or feel is a great accomplishment. There is
very limited curating done in SUBMIT maga-
zine, which means that almost all of the work
sent in, gets in.
This provides equal opportunity for all of the
artists to show the world their talent and what
they are capable of. In addition, there are student
interviews & features, as well as articles on up
and coming news in the mainstream and amateur
art world. At this time, I would like to thank all
of the artists who submitted work to the maga-
zine: Allison Molloy, Becky Meyer, Chase Van
Weerdhuizen, Eli Lo, Emma Brutma, Hannah
Friedman, Jacob Behling, Katie McLoughlin,
Kristina Kliver, Marrina Arriola, Marisa Melton,
Rishi Ling, and Ryan McCaughtry.
This publication would not be possible if not for
you and your amazing artwork! Without further
ado, I am pleased to present to you the frst issue
of SUBMIT magazine.
On the cover:
Gas Mask, Fall 2012, Adobe Illustrator. Employs the use of the pen
tool, hachures line structure, and a simple black and white color palette.
The Art of
Becky Meyer
Metallic Equus, Spring 2013,
Illustrated in Blender
Black Horse, Spring 2013, Illus-
trated in Blender
An exploration in the creation of
hair using this portion of Blender.
The horse is free formed in struc-
ture and sculpted using Dynamic
3D animation Final, 2012-
Project to create an obstacle
course that compliments an
already rigged
Equestrian Obession
Becky Meyer is an amateur anima-
tor attending the Minneapolis College
of art and Design. Her animation and
projects are done in blender, utulis-
ing dynamic topology to meticulously
sculpt and create figures--especially
Her work demonstrates a variety of
sculpted horses created in Blender and
other 3D animation programs because
of her love and passion for horseback
riding. George Stubbs, who has created
a variety of stunning horse paintings
and studies, also ignited Meyers pas-
sion to continue to fuel her love for

Horses have always been a part of
my life. I started riding dressage when
I was seven and continued until I was
sixteen. I rode in weekly lessons at a
beautiful farm in Long Lake Minnesota.
I suppose that during that time, home
life was, for lack of a better word, dif-
ficult. And maybe that is why I feel so
connected to horses. For me, they bring
up a lot of emotion. They were my safe
escape. Being with them is the only
place that I can abandon my fears and
not worry about what anyone is think-
ing. I feel calm around them. I feel sure
about myself.
An Interview with
Chase Van Weerdhuizen
Self Portrait, Digital Illustration, 2013
A personal project.
Chase is a Sophomore comic art major at the Minne-
apolis College of Art and Design. His illustrations and
sequential narratives are full of distinctive characters
and intricate detail. He has also been featured on Comics
Alliance for his gorgeous watercolor illustrations.
Pieces Page 5, Digital Illustration, 2013
A page from a personal zine, started
during Pierre-Feuille-Ciseaux 2013.

SUBMIT Magazine: Where are you from?
Chase Van Weerdhuizen: I was born in Lyn-
den, Washington and raised in Fruitland,
Idaho (both places feel like home to me).
SM: How did you get into making comics?
CVW:: I read comics a lot as a kid and Ive
always wanted to create my own. I re-
member my dad used to have a huge box
of comics lying around full of Richie Rich
and Archie. When I got my frst allowance,
I started buying these huge collections of
early Spider-Man comics for myself. Ten I
just kept discovering more and more work
that inspired me. In junior high, it was
Bone. In high school, it was Batman: Year
100 and King City.
SM: Who are some of your stylistic infuenc-
CVW: Right now Im looking at a lot of
illustrators for stylistic growth. I really like
Luke Pearson and Jillian Tamakis work.
On the comics side, Im always looking at
Moebius, Paul Pope, Brandon Graham, and
Hayao Miyazaki. And when Im thinking
about world building, I look to background
art and character designs for Avatar the Last
Airbender, Adventure Time, Steven Universe,
and Te Legend of Zelda.
SM: When you are creating, where do you
begin your process of generating concepts
and ideas?

CVW: If there arent any restrictions for a
project, my frst step is to set them. Even
if its something as simple as picking out a
color palette or saying every panel will be
square. I fnd that I work best when I have
some kind of walls to bounce of of.
SM: What does your self-portrait reveal about you?
CVW: Ive always had a connection to insects. When
I was little my mom would ofen clean out spider-
webs from my windowsill and Id get really mad at
her. Id been treating little spiders as pets. Ive started
to see that calmness and compassion toward insects
as my more enlightened character traits. Teyre
the kind of thing that I want to depict when I draw
SM: How did you come up with the idea for your
zine Pieces, and what were some of the challenges you
encountered creating it?

CVW: I started with the idea of illustrating these
portraits of video-game boss like monsters. Ten
I started writing this weird poem underneath while
I was drawing. Te hardest part was just trying to
fnish it while also working on my schoolwork. And
dealing with the full color aspect of it.
llustration from Bottles,
Pen and Ink Illustration, 2013
A page from a short black and white zine
that premiered at Twin Cities Zinefest 2013.
SM: Bottles is one of the more unique little zines
I have seen, what attracted you to creating this
showcase of insects in diferent environments?

CVW: I drew and printed Bottles in a single night
before Twin Cities Zine Fest 2013. I had to make
very quick decisions about what I was going to
draw so I could fnish it in time. So I had three
rules for myself for each piece: there had to be an
insect, there had to be a sign of human civiliza-
tion, and it all had to take place in a glass bottle.
Tese were just things that Id wanted to draw for a
while, but bringing these disparate things together
created these fantastic little worlds. Im especially
proud of the piece youre printing.

SM: What moved you to illustrate Aung Sun
Suu Kyis story?
CVW: She was one of four historical fgures
we were ofered to illustrate for one of my
illustration class. I was at frst intrigued be-
cause she was the only contemporary fgure
mentioned, and then as I researched her I was
overwhelmed by her incredible life story. She
was put under house arrest of-and-on for
over 20 years because of her attempts to bring
democracy to her country.
SM: If we were to take a look at your sketch-
book, what would we fnd?
CVW: Lots of plans and lots of notes. When
I was younger I worked on these really great
elaborate sketchbook drawings, because I had
nothing else to do. Now I have less time on
my hands and my sketchbook is just a place to
think visually. And my thinking is incredibly

Aung San Suu Kyi, Digital Illustration, 2013
Done for Tom Garretts Intro to Illustration
Endless Fantasy, Watercolor Illustration, 2013
Part of a series of watercolors based on various songs I enjoy.
SM: Do you have any go to inspirational
quotes for motivation?
CVW: I have a mantra that I say to my-
self when I work that goes, No one has
to like the work youre making but you.
No one can bring to this piece what you
bring. I dont always follow that advice,
but it helps me put aside my anxieties
and focus on the piece.
No one has to like the work youre
making but you. No one can bring
to this piece what you bring.
SM: How did you generate the color
palette and background design for your
watercolor, Endless Fantasy? What was
your inspiration for the piece?

CVW: Endless Fantasy was based on a
chiptune song from the band Anama-
naguchi so with the piece, I was really
trying to replicate the feel of 8bit video
games and the exhilaration of fight.
Pixels are composed of gradients of red,
green, and blue so I tried to incorpo-
rate those colors into the more video
Ryan McCaughtry
Photography Spotlight:
In my work, I connect conceptual ideas with a living,
tangible reality. Creating photographs is a balance between
the world outside and within ourselves.
Ryan McCaughtry is a second year photography student at the Minneapo-
lis College of Art and Design. His work deals with subtractivity, abandon-
ment, harmony and balance between the world outside and within ourselves.
His black and white photographs that feature architecture are from his project Af-
ter Sally Manns: What Remains, taking the idea behind Sally Manns What Re-
mains series and inspiring him to create a project of bringing of death and decay
to an urban environment. Te Sally Mann Series, digital photography, 11 x 18 in.

After Sally Manns:
What Remains
Marisa Melton is an alumni of
Vernon Hills High School and now
attends Savannah College of Art and
Design as a sequential art major.
Her art is inspired by videogames,
superheroes, and comics. Her work
favors marker and pen as a medium
and features thick lineart, bold col-
ors, and whimsical characters full of
Ishimaru, Marker, Pen, 5 x 9in, November 2013
Shapes, Marker, Pen, 8.5 x 11in, November 2013
Patterns, Marker, Pen, 10 x 8 in, May 2013
This is the frst piece that started my inter-
est in using shapes and color in order to
create interesting patterns in a piece.
The Outcasts (Updated version), Mixed Media, 8.5 x 11 in. December 2013
Flower Girl #2, 2013, 11X14 in, marker, pigment
Flower Girl #1, 2013, 11X14 in., marker, pigment
Marina Arriola moved from San Antonio, Texas to
study illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art
and Design. Her work is known for its sharp con-
trast and high detail. Her color palette is warm,
vibrant, bold, and fearless.
M a r i n a A r r i o l a
Submit Magazine: How would you de-
scribe your art style?
Marina Arriola: My art style is clean and
colorful. I enjoy using vibrant colors and
feminine imagery in the majority of my
works, be it sketches or finished pieces.
Also, I strive for high detail.
SM: Who/what are some of your (stylis-
tic/artistic) influences in your work?
MA: My idol is Dirk Dzimirsky; hes an
amazing hyper-realist artist. I also ad-
mire the work of Henrik Uldalen, Chet
Zar and Gottfried Helnwein. I enjoy Na-
kamura Asumiko and Takato Yamamo-
tos styles as well. I follow a lot of tattoo
artists on Instagram.
Down Sized, 2012, 14 X 20 in., colored pencils
SM: Favorite medium to draw with?
MA: This is tough, but I enjoy
graphite the most with markers as a
close second. I enjoy painting, al-
though I am not very good at it.
SM: Where do you draw inspiration
MA: I draw inspiration from my
surroundings and from fashion
mostly. Although I love working
with color, I enjoy wearing black
the most. The subtlety of black
-especially in clothing- inspires my
graphite work. And of course, my
peers and other artists are huge
New perspective, 2011, 18 X 24 in,mixed media
Eli Lo
At only eleven years old, Eli Lo has
mastered the art of origami. Three years ago he picked up an interest and hes
been creating ever since. He started with very basic and simple projects and they
eventually evolved them into complex and elegant pieces of artwork.
The Swan, 2013, made of approx. 500, 3 x 2 in. pieces of paper
Vernon Hills High School
is a relatively small school in
northern suburbs of Illinois. It
fosters many students passions
for learning, creativity, and
imagination--especially in art.
VHHS puts on an annual
art exhibition at the end of
the school year in May, to
showcase the drawing, graphics,
photography, and AP students
artwork. Tis could not be
posible without the hard work
and immense amounts of efort
from the art teachers, Stefanie
Dahlstrom and Allison Molloy.
Allison Molloy glances over
one of her drawing students
shoulders and comments,
Darker Darks. Tis mantra is
one she repeats frequently.
It works as an efective critique
to help not only her students
push their darkest values, but
also to push them to their
fullest potential, to improve
with each piece.

Tough she has not been at
VHHS for very long, Molloys
enthusiasm in the studio is
evident, and greatly benefts the
workfow of her drawing and
AP students. She has come up
with many creative art projects
for her upper and lower level
art courses including, bubble
painting, xerox transfers,
bookmark making, and collage.

Her AP drawing students are
pushed to their limits to create
24 dynamic and eye catching
pieces to submit to the AP
board every year.
The Talented Artists of
Vernon Hills High School
She challenges their artistic skills
and pushes them to their limits
to produce the best possible
work. In recent years many of
her students scored a 5 on their
AP tests, the highest its ever
Te AP students are generally
graduating seniors, that wish to
pursue, or are considering art as
a career.
Each year they participate in a
variety of art shows including
the L.I.S.A. show (now
retired), Te North Suburban
Conference, Te 4 x 5 show,
and the Scholastic Art and
Writing competition. On several
occassions VHHS students have
won awards in these art shows
Last year, AP student Tifany
Do received a Silver key for
her short comic Ends in the
Scholastic Art Competition.
Alex Ackerman, Jacob Behling,
Emma Brutman, Reggie Castro,
Hannah Friedman, Ann Ho
Kristina Kliver, Rishi Ling, Katie
McLoughlin, and Kassy Sandoval
are this years exceptionally
talented VHHS AP students.

I am honored, as an alumni of
VHHS, to have Allison Molloy
and her students participate
and contribute to SUBMITs
Hannah (14) working on an acrylic painting for her AP Concentration
focused on the relationships between animals and people (dependent
on each other, power relationships, and companionship)
Fade Away, 2013, Watercolor Monotype, 5 x 7
Allison Molloy
Crane (Dappled Light), 2013, charcoal pen, tempera, paint, 9x12
This drawing was inspired by the expressive marks and illusion of space created
with bubble painting.
This piece was inspired in part by Travis Louiss Curious Pets
series. The Steampunk aesthetic is a contemporary style that ap-
peals to my interest in vintage illustration, fashion, and stories.
Lonely Traveler, 2013, pen & ink, xerox transfer with watercolor, 11" x 16"
Steampunk Aviator, 2011, Watercolor Monotype, 5 x 7
This print was created for a themed show about Planes, Trains, and
Automobiles. World War II aviation goggles as well as vintage planes
were referenced to create this surreal print.
Hannah Friedman
Space, 2012, digital illustration
Mojave, 2013, digital illustration
Concentration #4, 2013, digital illustration
Anxiety, 2013, digital illustration
Still life, 2013, colored pencil

Lab Experiment
10 x 15
this piece was a comic that I started over the summer. I had
to create a short story with my own characters, do panel lay
outs, ink, and other stuff that just kinda makes me want to
take a walk. Hey, fun little tip: if youre under a deadline,
dont ink with a dip pen. You will have SO many smudges and
end up crying inside.
Jacob Behling
Sinless, 2013, digital black and w photography, 4 x 6in.
This photo is based upon the style of Diane Arbus. It portrays a young girl that is
appears to be anything but sinless, and seems to be an outcast to society. She is the
fgment of anarchy, and yet her expression refutes the idea of being corrupt, because
it is one of childhood innocence. Hence, the title, Sinless.
Rishi Ling
Water Droplets, 2013, photography
Kristina Kliver
The Reality of Society, 2013, digital illustration, 8.5 x 11in
This piece shows the harsh reality of our society. Where people are too busy to help
others in need.
You Are Not What Society Thinks You Are, 2013, pen and ink, magazine cut outs, 6 x 7in
I wanted to address the issue of how society has expectations of what girls should be
and what guys should be. This piece shows that when you look in the mirror at yourself
you defy those stereotypes and you are your own person.
Emma Brutman
Self Portrait, 2013, marker, ink, 5 x 7 in.
This piece is done in the style of Roman
Seeking Plunder, 2013, Marker and colored pencil, 17 x 24
The Beardest of the them All, 2013, ink, gouche, colored pencil, sizes vary