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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.

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Jakob Ingvorsen

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Illustration made with acrylic, aerosol and oil on canvas.
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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. 

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Painting is oil on canvas.
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Image is done with oil painting on watercolor paper.
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Image is made with oil paint that is airbrushed to the canvas.
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Painting is made with oil on canvas
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Acrylic and oil on canvas
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An oil painting on paper.
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This is from the scene in the forest where the two allies are doing their 'job' in WW2. In this particular image they're looking at you judging if you would be their next victim.

The illustration is done in water soluble wax pastels on watercolor paper.
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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.

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Illustration made with colored pencils.
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The illustration is done with inks and colored pencils.
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The illustration is done with ink, marker pens, acrylics and pastel pens on watercolor paper.
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Illustration done with ink, watercolor and marker pens.
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Illustration is made with acrylics and oil on canvas
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Illustration is made with oil painting on paper.
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Illustration done in pen and liquid inks,
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Mural done with graffiti and acrylics.
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Executed with graffiti and acrylics.
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Mural done with graffiti and acrylics.
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Final illustration executed in a black line and with liquid inks.
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Final illustration is made with a black fineliner and liquid inks.
illustration of Character design made for author Randi Cohen. She wanted a kangaroo filled with energy and happiness. 

To the left you can see my studies of a kangaroo and the facial structure which I simplified in my character. Then I added clothes for personality and a little story where the character constantly looses stuff from his schoolbag because of excessive jumping. 

Illustration is done with a black fineliner and liquid inks.


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.


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