New Illustration – The Hunters and the Hunted. I would tread lightly in these woods… Thanks to the Serial Podcast, I was able to sit down and knock this one out fairly quickly.

I reverted back to an old familiar technique here, using graphite on rag paper with digital color. Unintentionally, the color palette is hauntingly similar to the spooky “What Was I Scared of” Dr. Suess book! I think that one left a lasting impression on me as a kid. Nightmares of floating pants… (see below).

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Happy New Year! It’s the year for fully embracing social media, I can feel it. I’m kicking off the new year by posting an illustration which was included in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Faculty Biennial show this past fall. The theme was the Wondrous, the Monstrous, and the Human. I was happy to be a part of this impressive and diverse show. For more information regarding the exhibition, you can read about it here.

May 2015 be sweet as honey!

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Just returned from the Illustration Conference – ICON 8 in Portland, Oregon this past week! It was my first time attending and what an incredible experience it was! I highly recommend this conference to any illustrator at any stage of their career. I’ve left with a refreshed and inspired approach to illustration and enjoyed meeting so many illustrators, art directors, and creatives. I find it’s so important to emerge from your creative cave every now and then and commune with your fellow illustrators. I could talk about ICON all day…

In addition to the conference, I was honored to have a piece featured in the ICON 8 Work + Play group show at The Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I have been a big fan of The Land Gallery for years. If you are in Portland, go check em out! This show will be up until August 24th. They also function as a shop joining forces with the sister site: Buy Olympia. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this Laserbeam Blanket Island, you can buy it here!: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=icon8-jaime-anderson-print

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Welcome to Cave Tribe Island where Southwest meets the Stone Age in this blanketed, chocolate paradise. Mind the snakes and charm the dwellers, you’ll do just fine. That sun is a scorcher, make friends or grab a blanket! The idea for this island came about after a trip to Sedona this Spring, a welcome change from the polar vortex. Could have curled up in that sun forever.

More to come…
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Welcome to Pyramid Island! Recently completed piece for my Tiny Island series. I am in the process of wrapping this little project up. Stay tuned for more posts and introductions to these invented places I call home.

Visit this tiny island and you will be welcomed by friendly locals, wise pyramids, and home cooked rattler. The only trick is finding a way to get there…

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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – Albert Einstein.

Just finished this illustration for my spring promotional mailer. It’s based off the mysterious phenomenon called the Colony Collapse Disorder – in which researchers estimate that nearly one-third of all honeybee colonies in the country have disappeared. The cause of their disappearance is still unclear, though scientists are looking to pathogens, pesticides, and beekeeping practices as a potential strain on their fragile immune systems. Honeybees are essential to our ecosystem and responsible for nearly a third of our food supply including almonds, avocados, broccoli, cherries and strawberries to name a few. Read more about it here.

Hug a Honeybee today!

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I recently had the opportunity to work on a very exciting, collaborative project with the friendly folks at Impossible – a highly creative production company in Denver, CO. They were working on a commercial spot for the DISH Network and looking for an illustrator to create some illustrations for a large storybook which would be used in production. The book is read by Atlanta Falcons NFL future hall-of-famer, Tony Gonzalez and tells the story of an evil football fairy who tricks people into paying more money to watch football games. Clearly, the “kids” (adult NFL fans) are very upset, but the evil fairy cannot outsmart Tony Gonzalez (thanks to the DISH Network)!

I was thrilled to be a part of this project:

The creative process included character designs, storybook and storyboard reference, many roughs, and color studies.

Character sketches:

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The smushed fairy (who meets an unfortunate demise), was also printed and mailed out as a bookmark promotion for DISH customers.

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