Just in time for the start of your week, please enjoy this latest Jonathan Fenske illustration. The seamonster design was created for a 30th birthday party tee shirt. The partygoers enjoyed the festivities on a pontoon party barge. Sounds like a fun time…except for the Kraken.
We’re most delightfully pleased that Jonathan is featured in this joy +ride issue 70 today. this joy + ride is an elegant compendium of art, designers, photographers, poets and other creative folk, published twice per month by shari and sheri. What’s awesome about today’s edition is that it features the illustrations from STUFF, a new picture book that Jonathan worked on all summer. I’ve been dying to show you illustrations of this project for months, but I kept it under wraps so this joy + ride could feature it first.
So, here’s one illustration to enjoy. Hop over to this joy + ride for the rest!
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Jonathan has returned to illustrating and writing his own children’s books this week, after taking a little detour to help me with a picture book that I implausibly wrote last month.
He’s also doing video scribes with Room 214 and whipping out character design for a Colorado startup. We’ll share more on those projects when they are finished.
Here’s a quick peek at some digital sketches of his new picture book. He hasn’t colored them yet; he’s thinking of using Prismacolor pencils and doing the coloring by hand. I think I like this idea very much…can’t wait to see what he does.
And here’s another one:
Thanks for stopping by our blog! We’re Jennifer and Jonathan, and we make modern art prints on canvas over at FatandAppy.com featuring Jonathan’s designs.