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For an article about natural and alternative therapies for controlling pain pain. There were also 4 spots that were included in the assignment. Art Director - Manny Velez

Alan Witschonke 2018

Alan Witschonke

illustration of Portrait of musician Erykah Badu for Rolling Stone magazine - snake, serpent, apple, tree, fruit, forbidden fruit, Biblical, Eve, African-American
illustration of Portrait of late jazz pianist James Williams - piano, musician, pianist, composer, performer, celebrity, profile, African-American, concert, performing, hands
illustration of Portrait of Wes Craven for Wall Street Journal - celebrity, director, movie director, film director, writer, producer, horror, Freddy Krueger
illustration of Portrait of jazz artist John Coltrane - African-American, music, musical, saxophone, jazz, rehearsal, recording, performing, train, rocket
illustration of Portrait of Norah Jones for Grammy Award booklet - women, musician, singer, vocalist, pianist, popular music, performer, nightingale, bird, leaves, oil painting
illustration of Portrait of jazz legend Buddy Bolden - trumpet, music, musical, chair, jazz, moody, African-American
illustration of Portfolio piece - coffee, coffee cup, latte, espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, americano, ristretto, coffee break, mug, charcoal
illustration of Cover of Denmark travel brochure, unpublished - Denmark, castle, gothic, historical, stamps, sunset
illustration of Cover of children's book about the Empire State Building - New York, New York City, skyscraper, cityscape, architecture, historical, landmark, Manhattan, morning
illustration of Cover illustration for the Newton Tab about the elderly feeling trapped in their homes - elderly, grandmother, grandfather, eye, crying, tear, prisoner, poverty
illustration of Cover of annual report for Colonial Gas - church, religion, home, house, office building, corporate, antique, modern, neighborhood, tree, trees, steeple
illustration of Portfolio piece - tree, girl, birds, botanical, nature, window, lightning, house, reflection
illustration of Illustration for
illustration of One of a series of yoga/snake illustrations for my portfolio - yoga, snake, exercise, workout, stretching, athletic, fitness, ballet, supple, limber, series
illustration of One of a series of yoga/snake illustrations for my portfolio - yoga, snake, exercise, workout, stretching, athletic, fitness, ballet, supple, limber, series
illustration of One of a series of yoga/snake illustrations for my portfolio - yoga, snake, exercise, workout, stretching, athletic, fitness, ballet, supple, limber, series
illustration of One of a series of yoga/snake illustrations for my portfolio - yoga, snake, exercise, workout, stretching, athletic, fitness, ballet, supple, limber, series
illustration of One of a series of
illustration of Illustration for cover of mystery novel - sleep, sleeping, nightgown, bed, bedpost, bedroom, suitcase, window
illustration of One of a series of
illustration of Portrait of Morgan Freeman for Wall Street Journal - celebrity, film, film star, movies, movie star, portrait, African-American, suit
illustration of Portfolio piece - portrait, fire, negative image
illustration of From children's book,
illustration of Illustration for
illustration of Illustration for an article about heart attacks that appeared in U.S. News & World Report - heart, heart attack, heart valve, blood pressure, medical, anatomy, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest, organ, lightning, clouds, storm
illustration of Poster for Heifer International - Noah's ark, boat, animals, sheep, goat, goose, cow, steer, donkey, camel, sun, moon, tree, fruit, bible, biblical, bible stories, mountain
illustration of Illustration of
illustration of Illustration of Chinese peasants overthrowing the the Ming dynasty for the book
illustration of 6' x 7' painting commissioned by the Boston Medical Library - scientist, doctor, medical apparatus, test-tube, flask, beaker, microscope, discovery, vaccine, lab, hospital, clip board, window
illustration of Portfolio piece - mailbox, mail, phone, gas pump, red, antique
illustration of Illustration for an article about Lupus in Scientific American magazine - lupus, auto-immune disease, rash, wolf, African-American, health
illustration of Illustration for children's book,
illustration of Portrait of jazz giant Sonny Rollins - musician, composer, saxophone, celebrity, jazz, jazz artist, improviser, African-American
illustration of Illustration for children's book,
illustration of Illustration for children's book,
illustration of Portrait of drummer Stix Hooper for the Playboy Jazz Festival program - celebrity, musician, drummer, drum sticks, matchbook, matches, fire
illustration of Cover of novel
illustration of Portfolio piece - tree, moon, winter, landscape
illustration of Portfolio piece -  tree, moon, birds, landscape, winter
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Profile

Alan Witschonke has been a professional Illustrator for over 30 years. During that time, he has completed a broad range of assignments encompassing the Editorial, Book Publishing, Advertising, Corporate and Institutional fields. His clients include Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, National Geographic, Harvard University and the Boston Red Sox. He has been in numerous art exhibitions around the country and has given lectures, been a panelist and portfolio reviewer and made presentations of his work over the years at schools, museums, libraries and professional organizations throughout New England. Mr. Witschonke has also taught at Harvard University and at the Art Institute of Boston. Mr. Witschonke has won many awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts magazine and other industry publications, as well as recognition from American Illustration. After graduation from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, Mr. Witschonke headed to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue his dream of becoming a free-lance Illustrator. There was a fertile design and illustration market in those years and Mr. Witschonke worked regularly for the Educational and Trade Book Publishing, High-Technology, Financial Services, Advertising, Medical and Scientific sectors. Around this time he also became active in the Graphic Artists Guild/Boston and held positions as Chairman of the Grievance Committee and Co-Vice President. Starting in 1996, Mr. Witschonke illustrated the first of seven non-fiction children’s books for Charlesbridge Publishing and Mikaya Press, Inc. These books have won numerous awards, including: New York magazine’s Best Children’s Book List, Scientific American’s Young Readers Book Award, New York Public Library’s 100 Books to Read and Share list and the Child Study Children’s Book Committee’s Best Books of the Year List. Mr. Witschonke’s illustrations for Cooks Illustrated magazine have led to many drawing assignments from cookbook publishers, among them: How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), The Bread Bible (W. W. Norton, Inc.), Knife Skills Illustrated (W. W. Norton, Inc.) and The Elephant Walk (Houghton Mifflin Co., Inc.). Cookbook awards garnered from around the world include: the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, the James Beard Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award. In addition to his illustration work, Mr. Witschonke works as a portrait painter. He has recently completed a large, 6’ x 7’ commissioned painting for the Boston Medical Library at Harvard Medical School. He is based in Natick, Massachusetts.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Collage, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Decorative, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Still Life, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban