My name is Joel Jensen, and I am an Apple Valley, MN based graphic artist / illustrator / photographer. I have a passion for art, and for always honing my craft and trying to learn as much as I can so I can also continue to grow as an artist.
As a child, I used to draw artwork for Christmas presents… usually pencil sketches of wildlife. Years later, the pencils, charcoals and oil paint brushes have, for the most part, turned into a Wacom drawing tablet, but the process remains similar.
My illustrative style can get quite detailed, but the process most often starts with a simple line of a pencil on a piece of paper. That becomes a sketch which provides the foundation for what eventually becomes a piece of finished artwork. As my career continues to expand and grow, that process that I honed time and time again as a child will remain the foundation for continuing to learn and be the best artist that I can. Besides my interest in art, I’ve always had a love of participating in athletics and being a fan of my local sports teams, so I have combined those two passions into one of recent areas of interest, creating sports artwork.