Monday, March 16, 2009

Illustrator Research #14- Rayne Beaudoin

Rayne Beaudoin has been around illustration most of his life. After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he was an art director in LA. In 1983, Rayne moved to NYC for a few years where he found himself buying vintage art from Illustration House. He then moved to Seattle in 1985 to focus more on his own illustrations. Rayne's balance between art direction and illustration has continued through the years. Communication Arts Illustration Annual and the New York Festival's World Medal Award are only a few of the many recognitions he's received while collaborating with other artists. He works with a style that focuses on use to the line, and incorporates it with ink, digital media, and watercolor.

His clients from the past have been Breyer's Ice Cream, Dupont STREN fishing line, General Motors, ABC News, Lucite Paint, Yamaha Musical Instruments, JanSport, Sun Microsystems, Washington Mutual Bank, Weyerhaeuser, Nordstrom, Milgard Windows, and Toshiba.

I enjoy the simplicity of his linework, and how he creates a narrative through a few simple strokes.

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