Recent Projects and Updates

Available soon – a new ‘Wooden Boats’ art print!

A new full color art print of ‘Wooden Boats’ will soon available on this website. This somewhat whimsical illustration is an intricately detailed view of a small harbor town and a veritable flotilla of wooden boats at the dock. This illustration had been previously featured as an F.X.Schmid (Ravensburger) jigsaw puzzle and is now offered as a high quality art print.

A detail from the ‘Wooden Boats’ print.

Coming soon – a new ‘Mountain Town’ art print!

A detail from the ‘Mountain Town’ illustration. Incorporating a wealth of activity in an intricately detailed panorama, there’s plenty to see and find here. Previously in use as a Ravensburger kid’s jigsaw puzzle, a new full color art print of ‘Wooden Boats’ will soon be available on this website.

A detail from the ‘Mountain Town’ illustration.

Work in progress: an illustrated map of Glacier National Park

Progress continues on the upcoming illustrated map of Glacier National Park. The high quality art print will feature an intricately detailed depiction of the topography of the map flanked by a panorama of views of the natural features, flora and fauna, structures and activities of Glacier. It’s a very involved process to create artwork of this sort, I’m hoping to have it available in the early summer of 2019.

Now well underway, the topography of Glacier National Park takes shape.

Now complete,  illustrations for the ‘Blue Gemini’ trilogy!

Over the past few years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with my brother, Mike Jenne, to produce technical illustrations for
his ‘Blue Gemini’ adventure fiction trilogy.  Set in the late sixties and early seventies, the series follows it’s protagonists as they become immersed in a secret space program conducted by the Air Force.  Since I had started my professional career working as a technical illustrator at the Marshall Space
Flight Center, it was familiar territory as I returned to old tools and techniques to construct highly detailed drawings to complement Mike’s very absorbing manuscripts.  All three books of the ‘Blue Gemini’ series are now published and available at bookstores, at Amazon.com and other sites.

Visit www.mikejennebooks.com for more information and to view these intensely detailed technical illustrations of the ‘Blue Gemini’, ‘Navy MOL’ and the Soviet ‘Krepost’.  Please note that all of the illustrations are contained in the new paperback editions.

An interior view of the 'Blue Gemini' capsule.
An interior view of the ‘Blue Gemini’ capsule.

Graphics treatment for the “Traveling Wild” educational van.

Here’s an interesting example that somewhat demonstrates the diverse range of projects an illustrator might encounter. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks uses this van for their mobile educational programs. The van travels all over the state to teach young students about nature and wildlife. I produced illustrations which were then applied as vinyl wrap on the sides and back of the van. The graphics are carefully designed to fit around the windows, wheel wells and such.

Preliminary layout for ‘Traveling Wild’ vehicle graphics.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 'Traveling Wild' "terrestrial" graphics.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ‘Traveling Wild’ “terrestrial” graphics.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 'Traveling Wild' "aquatic" graphics.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ‘Traveling Wild’ “aquatic” graphics.


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Illustrations for Missoula Butterfly House
I’ve provided numerous illustrations of various arthropods, insects, bugs and such for the museum displays at the new Missoula Insectarium and Butterfly House. In producing these drawings, I am reminded how fascinating and diverse these creatures are. When in Missoula, visit the Missoula Insectarium or see www.missoulabutterflyhouse.org for more information.

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A recent project – “Route 66” bicycle tour map illustrations
I’ve recently finished the tour decal and six cover spots for sections of the historic Route 66 bicycling tour map for the Adventure Cycling Association. I’ve enjoyed working with the Adventure Cycling Association, America’s premier bicycle touring organization, for many years now. Visit their website at www.adventurecycling.org for more information.

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My cousin Ellie commissioned an illustration of my late Uncle Pete’s flat track racing bike from the late forties. Since my uncle and my father raced together back in Springfield, I decided to draw up both motorcycles. (My father had actually painted up both of their bikes and helmets back then.) These precisely detailed illustrations have made a great set of prints serving both as family history and as depictions of iconic vintage racing motorcycles.

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Fort Harrison Historic District walking tour illustrations
A walking tour of the new Fort Harrison historic district is now open to the public. My illustrations and maps are featured on the interpretive signs and the walking tour brochure.  Located near Helena, Fort Harrison has been instrumental in the  history of Montana.  Military units from Montana have served proudly from the early territorial militia days through current conflicts. The famed First Special Service Force also trained at Fort Harrison before deploying to Europe during WWII.  My own military experience was helpful in producing accurate depictions of  the uniforms, equipment, facilities and soldier life.  Visit  www.montanamilitarymuseum for more information on the Fort Harrison Historic District and the Fort Harrison Military Museum.
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