I’ve recently had the pleasure of illustrating a few gig posters for a couple of shows at the Turf Club and the Clown Lounge in St. Paul. Great experience and wonderful musicians! Check them out: http://ryanholweger.bandcamp.com/ and https://brianwheat.bandcamp.com/
An animated GIF experiment illustrating how to grow an organic herb garden. Not very informative or season appropriate, but fun nonetheless!
I was recently interviewed by the lovely ladies at Muse’s Milk about working as an illustrator. Check it out here!
I had the great opportunity to illustrate the 2015 Best of MN cover for the Star Tribune. You can’t beat summer in Minnesota, it’s a beautiful and euphoric time of the year. If only it could last a little longer…
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).
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!
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