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Two ways of the heart

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Commisioned illustration for a science report. It symbolises how the heart can be looked upon in different ways - the biological perspective and the emotional aspect. The illustration incorporate the two views showing the anatomic correct heart with all the love and emotions flourishing from it. It's done in watercolor, marker pens, inks and pencil.

© Jakob Ingvorsen

Jakob Ingvorsen

illustration of A woodcut of a pregnant woman just about to give birth. The artwork portray a woman becoming a mother even though her child hasn't been born yet. She already has a special and unique bond to the unborn. 

The sword symbolises that she will forever protect her child and the blooming sprout in the background meaning the beginning of life. 

The artwork is done with chisels and paint on hardwood.
illustration of A woodcut portraying a newborn being held in the arms of his parents. 

The image symbolises the eternal pledge a parent gives their child when it is born. A pledge to protect and love the child forever and a responsibility to do so no matter what happens in life. 

The arms are holding the baby and the watch on the fathers arm symbolises eternity. 

The woocut is made with chissels and acrylic paint on hardwood.
illustration of This big woodcut is portraying the congenital curiosity of humans. 

The baby is happy and fine and wants to explore the world reaching for the stars. It's held up by the hand of his father who make sure his son is not going to fall on his way into the great big world.

The artwork is made on hardwood with chissels.
illustration of A charcoal drawing portraying a family with a newborn baby. The family is gathered around the small child and it ties everyone even closer together. They're all inside their small little apartment and the baby has fallen asleep in the hands of the mother. 

The illustration is a personal project and made with inks and charcoal.
illustration of An illustration of the first date between a man and a woman. The date involves red wine, smoke and smiles and turns out to be the first night in and long lasting love affair. 

The illustration is drawn on paper with charcoal and glazed with oil paint afterwards.
illustration of My oilpainting of a pregnant woman who is becoming mother and protector of the child she carries. The blooming flower in the background symbolises begining of life and the sword means she is ready to fight for the child. 

A mother in the making. 

Personal artwork. 27 x 39 inches
illustration of A painting portraying a newborn being held in the arms of his parents. 

The image symbolises the eternal pledge a parent gives their child when it is born. A pledge to protect and love the child forever and a responsibility to do so no matter what happens in life. 

The arms are holding the baby and the watch on the fathers arm symbolises eternity. 

The painting are made in oils.
illustration of A portrait of a woman created with  linocut and handprinted in a limited edition series. The print has been colored with watercolors in a light grey shade and is printed on textured recycling paper. 

The woman shows off a vulnerable attitude that is contradicted with the rough hard linework.
illustration of A portrait of a woman created with  linocut and handprinted in a limited edition series. The print has been colored with watercolors in a light grey/blue shade. 

The woman shows off a vulnerable attitude that is contradicted with the rough hard linework.
illustration of This huge mural was made in the refugee centre at Sjælsmærk in Denmark. It was made along with the refugee kids though I putted a rockstar character playing guitar on top of it.

The mural was made for the music room in the centre and is inspired by David Bowies famous song 'Heroes' from 1977. The artwork is meant to inspire the refugee kids and remind them never to give up the hope of a good life even though the life in awful conditions and with an uncertain future.
illustration of This huge mural was made in the refugee centre at Sjælsmærk in Denmark. It was made along with the refugee kids though I putted a rockstar character playing guitar on top of it.

The mural was made for the music room in the centre and is inspired by David Bowies famous song 'Heroes' from 1977. The artwork is meant to inspire the refugee kids and remind them never to give up the hope of a good life even though the life in awful conditions and with an uncertain future.
illustration of Illustration of a strong bull symbolising the will from a father to protect and look out for his children. He will protect them and fight for them forever. 

Illustration made with acrylics on paper.
illustration of Portrait of a young urban woman sitting in a bar. Talking and socialising. Style inspired by early german expressionism and modern grafitti painting. 

Illustration done with acrylics on paper.
illustration of The image is an add made for the 36th edition of the Directory of Illustration artbook. It is a self portrait showing me, the starving artist, living of coffee and apples while painting the city. 

The illustration is a linocut printed in an edition of five.
illustration of This linocut is produced to remind us that we need to take inspiration in the people af nature in order to create a better environment today. 

The native american chief is portrayed with two feathers and buffalo horns to symbolise wisdom and leadership. The native americans knew how to live in balance with nature and not overuse it's resources. We shall learn from that.
illustration of This linocut reminds us to stand up for nature and the environment. 

Out of the gun grows a sunflower specifying that we need to fight to save the planet. The bird is balancing on the trigger telling us what is at risk. At this time the environment must be toppriority to everyone and we must fight needless consumption and leave a cleaner planet for our children.
illustration of A black and white pen drawing showing half a bull half a man sitting at night time considering the way of life.
illustration of Lion painting made as a commisioned job. The grafitti mural was given as a birthday present to a woman turning 60 years. 

The client wished for a strong roaring lion to pride the wall of her house, and I painted it in a graphic style choosing colors that fitted the house and the garden surrounding it. The strong lion symbolises the meaning of her name. Above the mural her husband created a sign saying 'The Lions Cave'.
illustration of Lion painting made as a commisioned job. The grafitti mural was given as a birthday present to a woman turning 60 years. 

The client wished for a strong roaring lion to pride the wall of her house, and I painted it in a graphic style choosing colors that fitted the house and the garden surrounding it. The strong lion symbolises the meaning of her name. Above the mural her husband created a sign saying 'The Lions Cave'.
illustration of Graffitti mural done for a school in their gym. In order to put focus on excercise I designed characters with special abilities. The monkey is strong and can swing, the gazelle can run fast and the rabbit can jump high and long. 


The mural is about 50 feet wide and 10 feet tall. The kids loved it a lot which was the real joy of making it. 


Mural done with graffiti and acrylics.
illustration of My contribution for the communication arts annual 2019. 

With this illustration I will encourage people to concern about the planet and be inspired by the way native americans lived in harmony with nature. We need to learn and adopt their way of understanding the relation between humans and nature. Humans are nature and in the consumption choices we make everyday we should bear in mind that the planet shall be there for our kids.
illustration of My contribution for the communication arts annual 2019. 

My version of an all-time superhero Batman. Even a hero needs a rest once in a while and here he is enjoying a quiet sunday evening in front of the fireplace after fighting villains all day long.
illustration of The illustration tells at tale about the very special bridge in central Copenhagen where young people meet and socialise. The bridge is filled with music and laughter all through the night creating an amazing unique atmosphere. 


The image is done with oil painting on watercolor paper.
illustration of A painting commisioned for private purposes. The couple wanted to honour their youth when they fell in love. 

Along with them I came up with the idea of making an image where all their old things where putted together in one image and I decided it should be an old garage. In there I putted thier old vinyls, shoes, posters, carpet and clothes. I also added a small painting of an old photobooth photo that leans against the garage wall. 


Painting is oil on canvas.
illustration of In the summertime of Copenhagen there is nothing better than a traditional danish popsicle in one of the many parks. 


Image is done with oil painting on watercolor paper.
illustration of The artwork portrays a modern god in society the american footballer. He is therefore portrayed with the eagle just like old god Zeus. 


Image is made with oil paint that is airbrushed to the canvas.
illustration of Artwork portraying the amazing warm summerdays in a park with a cold beer. Sneakers are off and people smile and socialise while the sun are heating up their faces after a cold winter. The outdoor summer city life adds new vitality to the people of the cold north. 

Acrylic and oil on canvas
illustration of Portrait of Major Marquis Warren from Quentin Tarantinos movie 'The Hateful Eight'. 

The character is acted in an admirable way by one  of Tarantions favorites Samuel Jackson.

Illustration is crafted with water soluble wax pastels, in an expressive yet figurative style.
illustration of Commisioned illustration for scientist. It symbolises how the heart can be looked upon in different ways - the biological perspective and the emotional aspect. The illustration incorporate the two views showing the anatomic correct heart with all the love flourishing from it. 


It's done in watercolor, marker pens, inks and pencil.
illustration of Artwork made as a tribute to the annual celebration for homosexuality Copenhagen Pride Festival where streets are cleared in the danish capital for a weekend by the authorities.

I've taken the international colors of homosexuality and putted them inside the uniform of a pure danish national symbol the royal castle guard. In the background I've added the Danish flag. All the symbols convey the message of a country that tries to accept minorities.
illustration of Illustration commisioned for a big theme party. The theme was based on a widow prom, where all the men were dressed up as servants and catered the women who were dressed in all black funeral dresses. 

I wanted to make an artwork that didn't communicate sorrow, but be more party like. I got inspired by old french liquor posters, done by Toulouse Lautrec for example to produce the final piece. 

The illustration is done with inks and colored pencils.
illustration of The illustration portrays the intimate, close and affectionate side of love - in this case between two women. 

The illustration is done with ink, marker pens, acrylics and pastel pens on watercolor paper.
illustration of Image reflects on aggression and urban street attitude. 

Illustration is made with acrylics and oil on canvas
illustration of The image was made for the graffiti festival Meeting of Styles in 2017 and portrays the first cloned whitetail reindeer called Dewey. The cloning went well but the antlers became unusually big

Acrylic and aerosol on canvas.
illustration of In order to create a more healthy and clean globe we must dive into the history books to learn how old societies lived among and respected nature, The philosophies of a world in balance with nature is hidden in the books, 

Acrylic and oil on canvas.
illustration of A painting meant to inspire us to look at the way native Americans lived with nature. They respected nature and lived in balance with it. They understood that if they killed all the buffaloes there would be nothing to eat the next year, We need to understand that too. 


Painting done in oil on canvas
illustration of Illustration done for a childrens book. I designed the character Milo who has got a magic globe for Christmas. It allows him to travel round the globe in his bedroom and while he studies different parts of the world the globe comes alive…..


Illustration done in close relation with author Stig Nyeng. Executed with pen and liquids inks.
illustration of Symbolises a divorce and the fundamental destruction of the home. The shock can seem like an earthquake.


Illustration done in pen and liquid inks,
illustration of Illustration inspired by traditional danish song for children when they're about to go to sleep, The elephant dad tells a goodnight story and sings for his kid and watches out for it at night.  


Illustration is done with pen and liquid inks.
illustration of A mural done in a public park in Copenhagen. The animals fighting symbolises the sometimes hard modern life. One anothers fight against each other. 

Executed with graffiti and acrylics.

Profile

Jakob Ingvorsen (B. 1983) is a danish illustrator and fine artist living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark In 2007 he graduated as an illustrator from University of The Arts London and since then he has been illustrating for magazines and books. Furthermore he has been working with paintings - which have been exhibited in Copenhagen and London. His visual expression is a mix of urban inspiration, pop art and classical painting techniques. With a broad palette of painting methods in mind and a great knowledge of styles he creates new expressions on paper, canvas and walls. He works in basically all mediums – for example paint, graffitti, watercolor and pencils - but his work always has a strong foundation in drawing. Therefore it is possible to do a huge variation of visual styles. Digital work is also a possibility. When dealing with subjects and themes the artwork takes a poetic narrative and wants to be positive and light in its communication. Visual symbols are putted together in new ways that construct stories that might take form as small puzzles for the viewer to figure out. Jakob has been working as an artist for 15 years selling paintings, making murals and doing commisioned illustrations for magazines amongst others. Furthermore he has been making a cartoons and done several childrens books in close cooperation with authors. He has been working for danish, swedish, german, english and american clients – for example Cambridge University Newspaper and Amnesty International. He has exhibited more than 30 times.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Airbrush, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Woodcut, Decorative, Film/Entertainment, Monoprints, Rich Picture

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Animals, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Leisure, Mural, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sports, Wildlife, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Urban