Jeffrey Smith (update)

Jeffrey Smith illustrations
Jeffrey Smith is a widely recognized illustrator, with a long and impressive client list, who I first wrote about back in 2007.

Since then, Smith has a new and much improved website, a variety of blogs (listed below) and other accessible portfolios.

Smith works in deft, fresh applications of watercolor, and his illustrations, which often involve themes of crime and mystery, use deep chiaroscuro to great dramatic effect.

Smith also paints wonderfully expressive portraits of musicians and other well known figures.

He is also an instructor at the Art Center College of Design.

Smith teamed up with writer Gary Kamiya to create Shadow Knights, an illustrated historical novel in the format of mid-20th century pulp novels.