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.

THE ACID SHIP HAS SAILEDTuesday, December 9, 2014
BIG BIG thank you again to everyone that purchased any or all of the 2014 Acid Print Suite.  As of tomorrow afternoon, all orders to date will be shipped, so keep your eyes peeled for your dose of Adrenaline any day now.  Those who purchased all 6 of the Acid prints will be getting this sweet bonus along with their last shipment.  "Aspirin" is a giclee print on Fabriano fine art paper with all hand colored watercolor explosion.  No two of these guys are the same, so I would consider them original reproductions..  They are all different, but not radically different, so you can get an idea of what to expect below..

Size is 12x18" with a lo lo edition of 15.   

BONUS PRINTSunday, November 30, 2014
Thank you to everyone who has ordered any of the Acid prints throughout the year.  To those dedicated buyers who have purchased all 5 previous prints, as well as this new release, I will be including a bonus Acid print with your order.  "Aspirin" is a giclee print on fabriano watercolor paper, each with it's own unique hand painted watercolor explosion.  Aside from each print being unique, the edition will also be very limited. While I can't be sure yet what the exact edition will be, it will not be any higher than 15.  The prints will be a suprise to each customer, but I'm spoiling the total suprise a little by sharing a few pictures of the printed graphite part of the print and the beginnings of some of the color explosions..

Again, thank you!

ACID PRINT SUITE NO. 6 - ADRENALINESunday, November 30, 2014
The 6th and final installment of the 2014 Acid Print Suite has arrived.  The art is dedicated to Adrenaline and the choice of yellow/orange explosion color was informed by my perception of what Adrenalin looks like when entering the blood stream.  I was thinking about animals hunted in the wild. When an animal is frightened, their bodies are pumped with adrenaline and their muscles tense. Because of this, their meat becomes tainted and tough to eat. I'm sure Adrenaline would have the same effect on us humans too.