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:
retro rockabilly gocco prints
the monster a week series (yikes! a consultant!) with markers and pencil on post-it notes
moleskine sketches with brush pen
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)!