He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bruce Jensen

Posted by Charley Parker at 12:32 pm

Bruce Jensen
Presumably starting from sketchbook in which he playfully doodled out freeform alien creatures, Alien Menagerie is a blog in which illustrator Bruce Jensen is, in his words, “painting groovy things from another planet”.

Jensen’s wonderfully loopy creatures are usually painted in acrylic on watercolor paper, though at times on post-it notes, and are supplemented in the blog with pencil sketchbook drawings.

On his website, Jensen showcases some of his aliens in a section called “extracts”, as well as some more fully developed paintings of similar themes in acrylic on panel. Some of his 8×10″ acrylic on paper originals are for sale in his “shop” section.

In addition, Jensen’s website has a section of his professional illustration, with his art for the covers of many well-known science fiction novels, including his cover for Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, which is where I first encountered his work.

Jensen’s clients include Berkley Publishing, Bantam Spectra, Ballantine Del Rey, Penguin/Roc, Tor Books, Marvel Comics and DC Comics, among others. Jensen was for several years an art director and illustrator for the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes II, and continues to work for CBS as a designer and animator.

[Via Glendon Mellow @flyingtrilobite]

Posted in: Sc-fi and Fantasy   |   3 Comments »

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  1. Comment by Bill Carman
    Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    I’ve enjoyed Bruce’s fun alien things for while now. He’s a nice guy too. Thanks for bringing him here Charley.

  2. Comment by Lorenzo
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    it just look like the codex seraphinianus
    well sort of..

    http://www.google.it/search?q=codex+seraphinianus&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:it:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=it&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=EN1xT7qpKtDKsgahua3hDQ&biw=1920&bih=960&sei=KN1xT8XkIo7bsgbcj9XpDQ

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Maybe sort of (grin).

    For the benefit of other readers, here is my post on the Codex Seraphinianus.

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