I am an illustrator based in Olympia, WA.
My style is influenced by instructional graphics and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.
My subject matter typically consists of people alone in an environment with their thoughts. I aim to create a sense of ambiguity and allow the viewer to imagine their own narrative.
My work is for sale as art prints and other merchandise at ericpetersenart.etsy.com and society6.com/artist/ericpetersen. My work can also be found at epetersen12.tumblr.com and facebook.com/EricPetersenIllustration.