Andre Baumgartner

BFA, Illustration

Artist Statement

My intention is to focus on non-normative, alternative stories and characters. I want to create content where people can find themselves and be comfortable in their identity and whatever interests they decide to pursue. Self-individualization and self identity are themes I feel drawn to because those are the issues I have, and am still struggling with. Pulling from my own experience living as an LGBT+ person, I strive to put my characters in the same shoes; living every day life as a person that just happens to be LGBT. Stories of queer people often have tragic endings, whereas I want to portray the simple experience of existing within my illustrative work. My inspiration comes mostly from children’s cartoons, with bold lines, colours, and shape, but my intention is to expand that style to be for a wider audience, to make content for adults. I enjoy embracing the blurred line between traditional and the digital mediums, and the combination between the two is a place I am eager to continue to explore. 

Gamer Partners, 2020
Felt Pen, Photoshop

Skating Night, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Moods in LED, 2021
Photoshop

The Seven Ravens, 2021
Acrylic Paint, Photoshop

The Dragon Range, 2020
Photoshop

The Incredible Journey Book Cover, 2020
Digital Illustration

Ethereal Majesty, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Boardwalk, 2021
Photoshop

Sunset Camp, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Bakery at Home, 2020
Felt Ink, Watercolor, Illustrator

Ash, 2020
Illustrator

Give Up Hope?, 2018
Oil Paint, Canvas, Illustrator, Photoshop

The Angel Experiment, 2021
Photoshop

Andre Baumgartner

BFA, Illustration

Artist Statement

My intention is to focus on non-normative, alternative stories and characters. I want to create content where people can find themselves and be comfortable in their identity and whatever interests they decide to pursue. Self-individualization and self identity are themes I feel drawn to because those are the issues I have, and am still struggling with. Pulling from my own experience living as an LGBT+ person, I strive to put my characters in the same shoes; living every day life as a person that just happens to be LGBT. Stories of queer people often have tragic endings, whereas I want to portray the simple experience of existing within my illustrative work. My inspiration comes mostly from children’s cartoons, with bold lines, colours, and shape, but my intention is to expand that style to be for a wider audience, to make content for adults. I enjoy embracing the blurred line between traditional and the digital mediums, and the combination between the two is a place I am eager to continue to explore. 

Gamer Partners, 2020
Felt Pen, Photoshop

Skating Night, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Moods in LED, 2021
Photoshop

The Seven Ravens, 2021
Acrylic Paint, Photoshop

The Dragon Range, 2020
Photoshop

The Incredible Journey Book Cover, 2020
Digital Illustration

Ethereal Majesty, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Boardwalk, 2021
Photoshop

Sunset Camp, 2020
Acrylic Ink, Photoshop

Bakery at Home, 2020
Felt Ink, Watercolor, Illustrator

Ash, 2020
Illustrator

Give Up Hope?, 2018
Oil Paint, Canvas, Illustrator, Photoshop

The Angel Experiment, 2021
Photoshop

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