zippy, amusing illustrations by blake hunter

posted by the scholar on August 29th, 2007
filed under: art, artists, illustration

i’m really happy to show you a glimpse into the world of minnesota artist blake himsl hunter. blake took easily to pencils and crayons as a child, and, supported by his family, grew his love of art into a career as an instructor at a certain famous school — you know, the one with the turtle and the pirate on the tv commercial? he works in a variety of media, including acrylics, pen and ink, and digital. his immense portfolio, the springboard for his new illustration business, had me grinning from ear to ear. have a look:

blake_hunter_angel_babyblake_humter_sonny

blake_hunter_billyblake_hunter_betty

retro rockabilly gocco prints

blake_hunter_consultantblake_hunter_doppelganger

the monster a week series (yikes! a consultant!) with markers and pencil on post-it notes

blake_hunter_emergency

blake_hunter_robot_loveblake_hunter_otis_planey

moleskine sketches with brush pen

blake_hunter_communication

blake_hunter_redblake_hunter_sandwich

colorful fun with markers and digital

blake is inspired by all kinds of people: german expressionist artists like max beckmann, contemporary illustrators and cartoonists like von glitschka and john kricfalusi; and, (maybe most of all?) his lovely wife kristen (who happens to be a pretty zesty crafter – her embroidered towels are making me nuts)!

the pulpy gocco prints are currently in a show at altered aesthetics until august 30th (hurry!). see more works and find out more info about blake on his blog, flickr sets and etsy shop (where more new goccos are coming soon – yay)!


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6 Responses to “zippy, amusing illustrations by blake hunter”

  1. Blake Says:

    Thanks for the post, it looks wonderful

  2. Kristen Mary Says:

    Great article Gigi! And awesome blog!

  3. the scholar Says:

    hi blake,

    glad you like it — keep up the good work!

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi kristen,

    thanks for the visit and the compliment!

    i am really enjoying all your crafts!

  5. Fran Says:

    Great Article. Great Artist.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi fran,

    thanks for the visit — glad you like it all!

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