The Illustration & Design World of Zach Johnsen

Works in progress, up and coming, tidbits and extras. Keep posted here for news and information before it hits my site. To catch up on old news please visit my previous blog.

JIM CREEK ARTFriday, July 25, 2014
In more illustration related news, I just completed the cover artwork for my friend Chris' new musical venture.. the Jim Creek Band.  The music is a rockin folk and bluegrass and we decided to create a roving pile of critters to represent the band and it's travels across these fair lands.. The album isn't out yet, but you can stream some of the music at


XANAX 25-35Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A big thank you to everyone that purchased the Xanax print!  Prints 1-24 have sold out and I have updated the shop with numbers 24-35.  Remember that these are 100% unique, each print with it's own completely hand painted explosion in watercolor. For those of you not inclined to spend $185 on a print, the next one will be much cheaper I assure you!

I've decided that those customers who can't afford this print, but buy all the others in the series will also be elible for the free bonus print at the end of the year!  

Thanks for all the support!

ACID PRINT SUITE NO. 3 - XANAXSunday, July 6, 2014
I am late with this release, but number 3 in the Acid Print Suite is now available in my shop!
This is an extra special release that took extra time to prepare for.  I was busy experimenting with watercolor on various commercial giclee print papers.  Not satisfied with any paper I could find, I decided to try Fabriano watercolor paper, the paper I normally create originals with.  The paper accepted printing fantasticly! Not only was I able to achieve a very lifelike graphite feel to the print, but I was able to use liberal amounts of watercolor on the paper with the usual ease and without damaging the print in any way.

Xanax is the name of print number 3.  It is a giclee print suit on Fabriano watercolor paper with a completely hand painted and unique watercolor explosion on each print.  No two of these prints are the same and these are about the closest a reproduction can come to being an original.  For those of you hard pressed to afford originals, the Xanax print comes pretty close.

Acid Print Suite No. 3 - Xanax
size 18"x30"
edition of 50 hand painted prints
signed and numbered

These are available for $185 in my shop.. In trying not to completely overwhelm my storefront, I'm releasing 25 initially.  Once they sell, I will make available the latter 25-50. Hope you enjoy!