Don’t mind the pun, I couldn’t help myself. This piece was spawned from a tiny thumbnail I drew while waiting in the doctor’s office. I find I do my best work when I’m quarantined.
I wanted to play around with dimension, pattern/texture swatches, and mixed media. It will fit nicely within the larger collection of tiny islands I’m currently working on. More of that to come…
So many vaccines! I recently had the pleasure of illustrating for Hour Detroit Magazine (the headline and text block will go on the right in the bald grassy area). The article explains how vaccines work to prevent diseases and how people of all ages should get their vaccines, even if they “never get the flu” (for example). Sound like someone you know? The main point of the article is you’re not just protecting yourself, but those all around you.
“But as common as vaccines are today — and as long as they have been around — they’ve remained confusing and controversial. In addition, sometimes people think a particular disease is no longer a threat, and then stop vaccinating for it. The spread of inaccurate information via the Internet is a major fuel for this and other false information.” – Sheryl James
Read the article here.
Just completed my illustration for Mail Me Art, a project started by Darren Di Lieto of The Little Chimp Society. “Mail Me Art is a project that has brought together an international community of artists and illustrators, amateur and professional alike, through art in the form of mail. The posted package itself is the work of art and, unlike a traditional letter or parcel, it is intended to be received and admired for it’s own sake.” – Darren Di Lieto
I wanted to continue to explore pattern, color, and dimension. The biggest challenge was working with my flimsy envelope.. although I found a thick layer of gesso accepted the gouache kindly.
There are about 200 international artists participating in this project, I am happy to be one of them. The artwork will be published in a book entitled ‘Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet’ and exhibited at The Framers Gallery in London from 30th July – 3rd August 2013. If you are in town, check it out!
Now here’s hoping the postal gods were kind…
Being the NPR nerd (enthusiast) that I am, I thought it would be a fun challenge to develop a concept for This American Life. I wanted the illustration to capture little pieces of America which come together in a folk-art inspired, stacked landscape.
These little pockets of life include a looming big city, a pancake flippin’ lumberjack cabin, a bustling apartment complex, a cookie cutter suburb, a bonafide hippie camp, and a black sheep farm.
Extra points if you can name that big city…
Fun Fact: Adventures in Babysitting used one of those buildings in a scene. (Imagine a miniature Elizabeth Shue).
Copyright Jaime Anderson 2013
The series of illustrations I completed for Eric Black’s ‘Imperfect Union’ (MinnPost.com) is now available as e-book. Check it out here!
“In the book, MinnPost’s national correspondent argues that the U.S. Constitution contributes to gridlock in Washington and other structural problems with our politics, giving us a Congress and a Presidential election process detached from the principle of one-person, one-vote, an unelected Supreme Court with extraordinary power over both the laws and how the political system works, and an amendment process that makes it almost impossible to change the two-century-old words that drive our system.” – MinnPost
Gotta say, I’m crazy about Moo. New Promotional Materials for the New Year.
I invite you to stay awhile. This is the first of a Tiny Island series I’m exploring. The concept is tiny, mysterious, encapsulated places. Small escapes and mighty details. I’ve been revisiting pen and ink as of late - an old, familiar, non-digital friend. It reminds me how much I love the tiny mistakes and imperfections which are out of my control (try as I might). I’m also diving deep into my love for decorative illustration.