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Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder

Illustrated Dust Jacket Cover for Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder by Claudia Kalb and Published by National Geographic Publishing

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Film/Entertainment, Book Covers, Celebrities, Editorial, Education, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Family, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

David Bowie

Illustration of icon David Bowie RIP Ziggy Stardust

Keywords: Figurative, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Dally & Spanky

Illustrated cover for children's coloring book with a famous miniature horse and jack russell terrier dog that are best friends

Keywords: Painterly, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Whimsical, Animals, Children's Books, Education, Family, Wildlife, Youth

© Allison Bruns

Nick Cave

Illustrated caricature of Nick Cave, Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, he also formed the garage rock band Grinderman.

Keywords: Caricature, Oil, Painterly, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Posters, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Charles Bukowski

Illustrated portrait of Author and Poet Charles Bukowski.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Book Covers, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Toni Morrison

Illustrated portrait of Author Toni Morrison. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Book Covers, Editorial, People, Portrait, Americana

© Allison Bruns

Willie Nelson

Illustrated portrait of musician Willie Nelson

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Keith Richards

Portrait illustration of Keith Richards, an English musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band the Rolling Stones.

Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Pen & Ink, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Comic Book, Icons, People, Portrait, Grunge

© Allison Bruns

Hunter S Thompson

Illustrated portrait of Hunter S Thompson, American journalist and author. Best known for "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait, Americana, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Tom Waits

Image of a compilation of scenes of Musician Tom Waits.

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, Web Illustration, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Clint Eastwood

Illustrated Caricature Portrait of Clint Eastwood

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Masculine

© Allison Bruns

Jimi Hendrix

Illustrated portrait of musician and icon Jimi Hendrix

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Editorial, Icons, People, Portrait, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Aileen Wuornos

From a Show of Serial Killers, Aileen Wuornos. Played by Charlize Theron in the movie, "Monster".

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Truman Capote

Illustrated portrait of American author, Truman Capote. Famous for many novels including In Cold Blood that was made into a motion picture.

Keywords: Caricature, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Book Covers, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

HP Lovecraft

Illustrated portrait of HP Lovecraft, who was a writer of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in 'pulp' magazines.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Dr. Henry Kissinger

Illustrated Portrait of Dr. Henry Kissinger who served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. This particular illustration explores his involved in the bombings of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Oil, Painterly, Editorial, Historical, People, Political, Portrait, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Henry Miller

Illustrated portrait of Henry Valentine Miller, an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language and sex. Wrote "The Tropic Of Cancer".

Keywords: Caricature, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, Icons, People, Portrait, Urban

© Allison Bruns

Bruce Springsteen

Illustrated caricature portrait of Bruce Springsteen - American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work with the E Street Band.

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Americana

© Allison Bruns

Edgar Allan Poe

Illustrated author portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, an American author, poet, and considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Book Covers, Editorial, Mystery, People, Portrait, Americana

© Allison Bruns

Ernest Hemingway

Illustrated portrait of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as the background for his novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. One of his famous later works was The Old Man and the Sea.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Humor, Adventure, Book Covers, Editorial, People, Political

© Allison Bruns

James Baldwin

Illustrated portrait of James Baldwin, American novelist. His writings explore the intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Book Covers, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Chuck Palahniuk

Author of the book Fight Club. This illustration was used to promote the appearance of Chuck Palahniuk at the Portland Film Festival.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Film/Entertainment, Book Covers, Celebrities, Comic Book, Editorial, People, Portrait, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney, vice president to president George W Bush

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Conceptual, Pen & Ink, Humor, Character Development, Editorial, Historical, Political, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Mark Twain

Illustrated portrait of Mark Twain, American author and humorist best known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Keywords: Caricature, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Humor, Book Covers, People, Political, Portrait, Americana

© Allison Bruns

Flannery O'Connor

Portrait illustration of American writer and essayist Flannery O'Connor. An important voice in American literature and one of the most influential women in history.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Character Development, Editorial, Icons, People, Portrait, Feminine

© Allison Bruns

William S Burroughs

Character Portrait of American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer William S Burroughs. Writer of Naked Lunch.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Celebrities, Comic Book, Editorial, People, Portrait, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Iggy Pop

Character portrait illustration of American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor Iggy Pop.

Keywords: Caricature, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Grunge

© Allison Bruns

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Action, Editorial, Music, Portrait, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

Hank Williams

Character Portrait illustration of iconic country western singer Hank Williams.

Keywords: Caricature, Figurative, Line with Color, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Celebrities, Editorial, Historical, People, Portrait

© Allison Bruns

Nina Simone

Illustration of Nina Simone - singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music.

Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Celebrities, Music, Portrait, Ethnic, Edgy

© Allison Bruns

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Allison Bruns

Biography

Bruns earned her Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2007. She is the winner of several awards, including the Creativity Annual Student Award for News and Editorial Illustration for her thesis on the atrocities of The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Allison was again honored in 2012 by being selected for the First PNCA Juried Alumni Exhibition.     Rooted in a lifelong fascination with music, movies, and literature, Allison's portraiture work includes a diverse cast of characters, each with his or her own story to share. She has been commissioned for design, illustration, and oil paintings for many Oregon businesses as well as for private clients. Her work has been featured on the Portlandia television show, VICE Magazine, at the Portland Film Festival and Powells City of Books, Willamette Week and The Oregonian, and is a contributing illustrator for PDX Magazine. Allison Bruns works in oil and canvas, pen and watercolor.  

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Figurative, Line with Color, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Historical, Icons, Music, Mystery, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Grunge, Urban