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Essentials of Kinesiology

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This medical illustration was designed for the first such effort I collaborated on. I was asked to create both the cover art and over 400 Medical Illustrations inside. Health and Wellness. Charcoal on Paper.

illustration of This editorial illustration portrait pays homage to the great astrophysicist Stephen Hawking immediately following his death on March 14, 2018. Oil on Canvas.
illustration of This editorial illustration was created after Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill to represent recent allegations against his company, Facebook. He appeared, how shall we say, uneasy. Charcoal on Paper.
illustration of An editorial illustration that depicts the musician, Frank Zappa, in one of his notorious music-making zones, which he assumed often throughout his career.
illustration of This medical illustration depicts the muscles groups of the human back and was used as an educational learning tool for PT students at various Universities science departments. Health and wellness. Pencil and Charcoal on Paper.
illustration of This medical illustration depicts the anatomy of the human mid-section and was used as an educational learning tool for PT students at various Universities science departments. Health and wellness. Pencil and Charcoal on Paper.
illustration of This medical book cover was designed for the first such effort I collaborated on. I was asked to create both the cover art and over 400 Medical Illustrations inside. Health and Wellness. Charcoal on Textured Paper.
illustration of This editorial illustration was used to convey a figure who represents a cultural and societal obsession with physical prowess and masculinity. This, in spite of his own inner frailty and self-doubt. Oil on Paper.
illustration of A recent political editorial illustration of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, amongst allegations that his country helped influence the outcome in the US Presidential Election. Oil on Canvas.
illustration of This Editorial Illustration features a young Bob Dylan in the early years of his development as folk icon. He was magnetic, complicated, fierce intellectual, yet cool and colorful as well.
illustration of This editorial painting depicts a Mexican Immigrant who worked in the states at a cleaning company. My aim was to capture both her vulnerability, strength and her humanity. Oil on Canvas.
illustration of A recent magazine cover of North Korean President Kim Jong Un, amidst a recent meeting with he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 26th, 2018. Oil on Canvas.

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Brian Axtell is a Figurative Illustrator whose work aims to capture people in their most honest and revealing moments. With mediums ranging from oil, charcoal and pastel, Brian has a meticulous eye for subtly in form and color and believes that art should aim to reveal new layers of previously undiscovered truths. ​ After working as a medical illustrator for a number of years, Brian held internal senior illustration positions at Target and Kohl's before branching off as a full-time illustrator. He aims to execute projects on a bold and diverse scale and welcomes opportunities to work with new clients. ​ Brian currently works and resides in his studio in Milwaukee, WI.

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Black & White, Charcoal, Collage, Figurative, Fine Art, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Concept Art

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Humor, Action, Book Covers, Celebrities, Editorial, Education, Health, Icons, Medical, Music, People, Political, Portrait, Science, Scientific, Sports, Technology, Americana, Lifestyle, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Environmental