Tag Archive: graphite


Lee Misenheimer

“The Great Masticator”: graphite-and-gouache artist Lee Misenheimer is soothed by the repetitive line technique he uses to create his drawings. He is inspired by Japanese imagery, and in his own words, “organic/floral/natural textures… mushrooms… plus many ideas about air/wind/breath”. I am enchanted by these dragon-like figures, which evoke ancient mythology and are perfectly executed. Misenheimer hails from the Carolinas, is currently based in New York and on occasion uses the pseudonym ‘Destroy Rock City’. More here: http://destroyrockcity.com/devildowsing/shop.html

Zach Johnsen

“Stressed 3” (2009): The unsuspecting worker bees in Zach Johnsen’s ‘Acid Over Easy’ series are secretly suffering from inundation of cubicle culture until they reach the point of combustible explosion. Johnsen, an illustrator and mixed-media artist in Portland OR, used graphite, watercolor and coffee to compose these startling images. I adore the juxtaposition of the perfectly executed graphite bodies with the unleashed catharsis of color. Johnsen’s entire repertoire is worth browsing at his website: http://www.zachjohnsen.com/