I’ve just released my newest print, inspired by lyrics from the Phish song “Tube”. This was originally going to be my poster for their shows in Atlantic City. I was halfway through with the drawing when it seemed obvious that there were no concerts happening this summer, but wanted to finish it (mainly for therapeutic value!) It’s drawn using micron pens, with the smaller details created using a .005 sized pen. I had a lot of fun with this, and it includes many hidden Phish references, as well as some randomness here and there.
I’ve drawn this image several times throughout the last 10 years or so. The first one was an 18×24 ink and watercolor illustration, and several others were simpler 8×10 canvases, as well as some hand drawn sticker versions.
Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover). Each order ships with extras.
Another coloring page for you folks! This is a page iof some of my earliest song illustrations, this page was created for night 2 of MPP 2014. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Song Art coloring page . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
So it seems folks (and their kids) were fans of my last Phish coloring page, so I decided to make another one! This one is based on Reba’s recipe and is one of my oldest Phan Art pieces. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Reba Coloring PDF . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
When I’m not drawing Phish related things, I’m an elementary and middle school art teacher. I want nothing but the best for my students (all 750 of them), and lately our budget has shrunk to almost nothing. Sadly, as a teacher it is expected to raise funds for your classroom, since most school budgets won’t cover everything that’s needed to ensure successful learning. While most of my coworkers opt for some great websites such as DonorsChoose, I decided to do things a little differently. Almost all my art starts out as ink and watercolor illustrations that are then scanned and digitally arranged. Some are randomly given away, but must are put in a portfolio where they are forgotten. Rather than let them sit and collect dust, I came up with an idea to get them out of my house and help out my classroom! I’ve reopened up my old shop, www.phishart.com where my original artwork can now be purchased, with 50% of what I sell going directly to purchase art supplies for my classroom. All orders will ship with extra original illustrations or prints, and a thank you drawing created by my students. We appreciate your support in ensuring my students can have the proper supplies to create some awesome artwork!
I’ve recently added a new design in my shop, available as a shirt or print! This is a digital design, inspired by medieval woodcuts. Print will be 8.5×11, limited to an signed edition of 25. I’m also creating a limited run of shirts, for which there is a current pre-sale for. Shirts are available in white (Fruit of the Loom Heavy Duty cotton), and during the presale only, black (Gildan), grey, green, and blue (Next Level). The presale ends Monday, March 12th at 10pm and after that, shirts will only be available in white. ORDER HERE
I recently created a print for the upcoming Dead and Company show at the Wells Fargo Center on 11/16/17. My print was inspired by an old print I came across of Ben Franklin and his son conducting his famous kite electricity experiment. The original is ink and watercolor, and prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 75. I will have these on the lot at Wells Fargo, and the remaining prints are currently available in my shop! www.joseeen.etsy.com
I recently created a new shirt design, inspired by the Grateful Dead bears and the JRAD logo! I’m currently doing a presale in my shop for shirts and women’s tank tops, available in multiple colors (during the presale only!) After the presale period (which ends Friday, October 20th) a small amount will be available, in the the most popular color.
I’ve recently finished up 2 more linocuts inspired by Grateful Dead songs, the 9th and 10th in an ongoing series. Although I have previously done both illustrations and linocuts, I feel I’ll probably be doing more linocuts for future songs. These have been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed both the process and the research involved in making these. I’m hoping to work larger, although it seems a printing press of some sort will be necessary to accomplish that.