Very punny: Ingenious illustrator uses props to bring quirky drawings to life

A punny illustrator uses props to bring his pun-filled drawings to life.

Quirky Alex Solis has used a peach for a bum, an American coin to denote spending a penny and an apple for an iPhone selfie.

Alex Solis uses props to bring his pun-filled drawings to life

Alex Solis uses props to bring his pun-filled drawings to life

The 31-year-old designer and illustrator from Chicago, IL, USA, developed his creative cartoons to incorporate ingenious props.

One uses a ruler as the basis for a clever monarch cartoon, taking both meaning of the word.

Alex said: "Originally this was for a small project I worked on to push myself to create work outside digital art."

Alex said: “Originally this was for a small project I worked on to push myself to create work outside digital art.”

Another uses a humble banana to replicate the theme music to iconic superhero Batman.

The versatility of a certain item is showcased perfectly by a USB device utilised to show a “flash” drive and pen “drive”.

The 31-year-old designer manipulated his hands to create the faces of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The 31-year-old designer manipulated his hands to create the faces of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Alex said: “Originally this was for a small project I worked on to push myself to create work outside digital art.

“Coming up with the idea takes longer and not a set time for that, executing it about 1-2 hrs.

“The straight forward ones I have been doing recently I think are some of my favourites so far – especially William Shakes-pear.”

Alex developed his idea from initially using his hands as the background, like cupping his fingers into a skate park.

In homage to the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he manipulated his hands to create the faces of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.