My Cintiq is finally set up here in LA, so I got to do some doodling today. LA is great, but man is it sunny here. My pale complexion is not made for this.

My Cintiq is finally set up here in LA, so I got to do some doodling today. LA is great, but man is it sunny here. My pale complexion is not made for this.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#joe wierenga 
This is so cool: a piece I drew is hanging in Cartoon Network’s animation studio right behind front desk. True story! #latergram (at Cartoon Network Studios)

This is so cool: a piece I drew is hanging in Cartoon Network’s animation studio right behind front desk. True story! #latergram (at Cartoon Network Studios)

— 1 week ago with 12 notes
#latergram 

Some doodles. My assistant assisting. 

— 2 weeks ago with 10 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #sketch  #cats 
My new home office is starting to come together (at Burbank, California)

My new home office is starting to come together (at Burbank, California)

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
Got to visit my favorite place in the city and draw owls for last day in New York. #amnh

Got to visit my favorite place in the city and draw owls for last day in New York. #amnh

— 4 weeks ago with 14 notes
#amnh 

Hi Tumblr! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’m moving all of my stuff from New York to Los Angeles next week, and that’s been keeping me really busy. Here’s a photo of me with Bill Plympton, that’s pretty cool right? 

If you guys live in the New York area and you haven’t checked out Dare2Draw, I highly recommend you give it a try. It’s an excellent life drawing session. The ticket an be a little expensive ($20) but the models dress up like Doctor Doom and She-Hulk and pose with plastic swords and stuff. Plus, they always have some awesome artist there, like of course Bill Plympton, or Sean Murphy. Or Mark Chiarello. I could go on. 

It’s one of the things I will miss most about New York because, as I mentioned earlier, I’m moving all my stuff to Los Angeles. 

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #bill plympton 
An illustration for Corporate Counsel Magazine. The subject was: “Is your data safe in the cloud?” 
Thanks to AD Roberto Jiminez

An illustration for Corporate Counsel Magazine. The subject was: “Is your data safe in the cloud?” 

Thanks to AD Roberto Jiminez

— 1 month ago with 7 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #Illustration 

Here are some photos from my gallery at this year’s Bushwick Open Studios! We had a great group of artists showing, including:
Aaron Lampell,
Jesse Primeau,
Patrick Keefe,
Ray Jones,
Shanon Diamond
and Alex Orzeck-Byrnes.

Thanks to all the folks who came out to see our work! 
Photos by Pearl Wu

— 1 month ago with 11 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #bushwick 
I saw this post come up on my dashboard the other day. I’m really fascinated by the idea of animated illustrations. Here’s an experiment I was working on. I’m trying to find the right amount of motion, to make an image look like an illustration that moves, and not an animation that stays still. If that makes sense. 

I saw this post come up on my dashboard the other day. I’m really fascinated by the idea of animated illustrations. Here’s an experiment I was working on. I’m trying to find the right amount of motion, to make an image look like an illustration that moves, and not an animation that stays still. If that makes sense. 

— 3 months ago with 14 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #Illustration  #animation 
An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

— 3 months ago with 8 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #wierenga  #character  #artists on tumblr 
Work in progress. Concept art of a troll. What is a troll, anyway? The word “troll” just seems to be a catch-all for anything magic or unexplained in certain parts of the world. I’m trying to design trolls that are a mix of big mean ogres, grumpy men under bridges, and adorable hairy toys with jewels in their bellies. 

Work in progress. Concept art of a troll. What is a troll, anyway? The word “troll” just seems to be a catch-all for anything magic or unexplained in certain parts of the world. I’m trying to design trolls that are a mix of big mean ogres, grumpy men under bridges, and adorable hairy toys with jewels in their bellies. 

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #work in progress 
Some short format poses, 4-5 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

Some short format poses, 4-5 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

— 3 months ago with 21 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #artists on tumblr 
Some short format poses, 1-3 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

Some short format poses, 1-3 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #artists on tumblr 
I had the chance to do an illustration for Law Technology News this month. The theme is cooperation. I thought we came up with a really nice final piece. Thanks to AD Roberto. 
Incidentally, Kyle’s Ultimate Watercolor brush set is pretty much the greatest. I thought you all should know. That is all. 

I had the chance to do an illustration for Law Technology News this month. The theme is cooperation. I thought we came up with a really nice final piece. Thanks to AD Roberto. 

Incidentally, Kyle’s Ultimate Watercolor brush set is pretty much the greatest. I thought you all should know. That is all. 

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #Illustration  #artists on tumblr 
Doodling some monsters in my free time. I’ve put all this energy into designing the main character of my story, now I need to get the monsters she deals with to look like they live in the same universe. My tendency is to put way more detail into these guys, so I’m working on simplifying them from here. 

Doodling some monsters in my free time. I’ve put all this energy into designing the main character of my story, now I need to get the monsters she deals with to look like they live in the same universe. My tendency is to put way more detail into these guys, so I’m working on simplifying them from here. 

— 3 months ago with 17 notes
#Joe Wierenga  #field guide  #magical animals  #sketch