Thursday, February 25, 2010

Zach Johnsen

A couple of great illustrations by Zach Johnsen, an Illustrator, Art director and Graphic Designer based in Portland, Oregan. Most of his work is pen & ink, water color and mixed works on paper. I absolutely love the tension in his drawings.

Zach focuses on the more ignored side of life – on the sides of people and places that visitors rarely see. In Zach’s world, most of the people have obvious human/animal hybrids that can’t be hidden.  The corrupt politican is a hideous beast wielding an ax and smoking a cigar.  The hollywood actress is a washed-up, half rat w/ open sores surrounded by a mob of rabid birds.  The family portrait is a gaggle of jellydrop characters and mutated fish creatures.  


  1. i absolutely love these.

    when i was younger i thought water colors were only for flowers and landscapes. i love seeing them like this.

  2. Glad you like them as much as I do!