"Brother", for a monster-themed art show curated by the Art Director's Club

“Brother”, for a monster-themed art show curated by the Art Director’s Club

Jensine Eckwall, a Brooklyn-based illustrator, does lovely work in watercolors: editorial illustrations, spot elements for blogs, fine art for curated shows. I’m most enamored with Jensine’s work when it veers slightly into the realm of “creepy”; she has a handle on violence so quiet that you can’t help giving the piece a second, third look. She’s even curated an art book of “creepy art” with Peter Schmidt, entitled /creepythread. Here’s a couple favorites from Jensine’s portfolio:

"I Couldn't Save You"

“I Couldn’t Save You”

Game of Thrones poster; that splash of blood is perfect.

Game of Thrones poster; that splash of blood is perfect.

Illustration for NYT letters to the editor: "Please, Let's Try to be Nicer to the Animals"

Illustration for NYT letters to the editor: “Please, Let’s Try to be Nicer to the Animals”

Illustration for a short fiction piece in Carrier Pigeon Magazine, "Out of Work"

Illustration for a short fiction piece in Carrier Pigeon Magazine, “Out of Work”

Illustration for a short fiction piece in Carrier Pigeon Magazine, "Out of Work"

Illustration for a short fiction piece in Carrier Pigeon Magazine, “Out of Work”

Check out more work, both creepy and commercial, on Jensine’s portfolio site. Highlights include this brilliant NSFW piece, illustrations for Fox Hunting (where Jensine is a regular contributor), and this wallpaper for The Fox is Black.