One of the world's most prolific storytellers, C.S. Lewis, is immersed in his own tale as he encounters the face of Aslan, a most Untamed Lion.
Expert execution of illustration, flourishing and calligraphy meld beautifully with modern concepts in these hand-selected favorites from Weidmann’s portfolio. Each piece was carefully crafted utilizing vintage techniques to express familiar themes. At the tip of Jake’s pen, these ideas are testament to a classic’s staying power and relevance in our own age.
$ 250.00 $ 300.00
Weidmann's instant classic is an intricate pen and ink drawing where tools of various crafts are represented within a classic, organic and semi-symmetrical design intended to stir on the new generation of master creators and crafters. Craftsmanship beautifully takes center stage, emboldened by the charge, Preserve the Past, Forge the Future.
What is your craft?
$ 187.00 $ 225.00
Having grown up in Denver, in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, I did not have to search far for inspiration for this piece -- it was already stored up in me.
I wanted convey in the composition the rugged beauty of Colorado. The Bison seemed the perfect icon as the city of Denver owns two bison herds. The large, sloping back of the bison I thought worked well to articulate the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains while the skyline of Denver filled in the negative space between it’s front and hind legs. The mighty buffalo’s neck is enwreathed with the “D” and ornamented with columbines, Colorado’s state flower.
The Indian arrow, which crosses through the middle of DENVER speaks to the many tribes that used to travel the Colorado front range, following the bison herds. Finally, the whip of the tail becomes the ligature of the “R” as the final compositional blend of the buffalo, our city, and the name she bears.
I hope this piece serves as an inspiration and a source of Colorado pride to the Denverites here in the Mile High city!
Original executed using a dip pen and hand-ground ink on fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 150.
The lasting legacy of the Golden Age of Penmanship is preserved in this modern take on the classic off-hand flourished eagle and anchor. Inspired by the work of Master Penman C.P. Zaner, Weidmann gives wings to old works as he anchors himself to an American calligraphic heritage.
Weidmann continues to practice his hand in the iconic and legendary, like the eagle and the snake, and gives prominence to such by bringing them forward in our present day and giving them newfound power in a slight change to the image. In this iconic image, Weidmann has faced the opponents toward one another in an epic battle where predator and prey is not easily distinguished.
The first of Weidmann's upcoming series, "Dancing on Paper," puts on a whimsical display of calligraphic flourishing woven into the elegance of this young dancer. "Calligraphy," Weidmann would say, "is ballet on paper!" Giving this concept life, he has paired the grand art of vintage off-hand flourishing with the grace of ballet to bring new life to both art forms.
Orders are expected to be ready to ship by February 23rd, 2018.
$ 275.00 $ 300.00
Weidmann transforms a small barn swallow before our eyes as his ink dipped wing tips take on full-fledged flourishes. This expert design of flourishing, inspired by Master Penman F.B. Courtney, creates a seamless grace around our small acrobatic bird as he traverses the open skies.
If you have any questions concerning this series, please send inquiries to email@example.com
Pencil illustration. Limited edition of 50.
This back-to-back pair of two-hooved horses heave a sea of flourishes as Weidmann traverses on a sea-voyage to another world. From the depths of his appreciation for the traditional, mythical, nautical and imaginative, Weidmann brings life back into the winged Hippocampi, a common image used in Renaissance art.
Music is a universal language that has inspired millions of people throughout time. Weidmann is not beyond its reach as he turns to music’s powerful influence in the course of his creative process. Here, individual instruments become unified to construct the anatomical heart, illustrating how music is as much a collective force as it is personal expression. It is a language cultivated deep within a being, often outlasting the beating heart from which it came. This homage to musical beauty applauds one art form within another.
The flourishing off the wingtips of this humble bird shows the powerful impact of a single, small life.
This piece emerged from the sorrow felt in the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, taking place on December 14, 2012. The night of the tragedy, Jake, like countless others, tried to comprehend the wreckage of the day. In the midst of helplessness, a hopeful message stirred in the heart of the artist and emerged a flourishing bird-in-flight.
This little bird is a messenger of hope: though evil is rampant, goodness prevails. Each life is precious in the eyes of God and it is through Him that innocence and hope is restored.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul…Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”
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It wasn't out-of-the-norm for Master Penman of the Golden Age to flourish every imaginable animal in nature, from lions to peacocks, to deer and even fish. Weidmann follows in this Golden Age tradition by bringing new life to a flourished Rainbow Trout -- inspired by the abundant Colorado wildlife surrounding his foothills studio.
This is an original work of art, meaning one will only ever be available. Signed by artist. February 2019.
Measure 12" x 18"
Gold ink on archival black paper.
From the burning embers of Weidmann’s imagination, this piece is brought to life through swirling tones of charcoal and graphite. With a reminiscent gaze upon his weathered face, a sailor peers into the smoke of his pipe, recalling his adventures at sea. More than an illusory transition of smoke to sea to man, this piece speaks to the cyclical motion of life: the rough waters that pass beneath you form the person you will become.
$ 85.00 $ 85.00
Weidmann's latest capstone drawing compiles classic elements recognizable to the world-wide community of calligraphers and penmanship enthusiasts alike. This piece represents over 200 hours of intricate design, detail and delicate execution and is sure to become an instantly beloved work among Weidmann's collection.
Collect this piece in two different sizes at the early collector's price for pre-orders.
12" x 15" size is UNLIMITED EDITION. These are signed by the artist but are not numbered.
20" x 24" size is LIMITED EDITION of 50. THERE ARE ONLY 5 LEFT IN THIS LIMITED EDITION! These are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a certificate of edition.
Pre-order pricing will last until Saturday, January 6th and pre-orders are expected to be ready to ship by January 11th.
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The artistic tradition of Christ portraiture confounds the mind in Weidmann’s own painstaking contribution. In this masterpiece, the portrait begins on the nose and gradually spirals around itself 175 times. Contours of the face and varying line thickness are profoundly established at the tip of one of Jake’s handmade pens, which uses a pressure system to create line densities. Shadows and ripples create an image reminiscent of wood grain—a material not unfamiliar with the ways of patience.
Caught in a nest of barbed wire, this cawing corvus blooms as if to say the things that bind us and curse us in the here and now become our roses in the end. In the piercing places we find ourselves entangled, exuberant hope surrounds us.
Executed in one continuous line, Weidmann's latest gallery release features the portrait of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as the very first in his series, The Power of One.
The last single line portrait Weidmann created was a decade ago in 2009, depicting the face of Christ as he looks to the Heavens in The Suffering Servant in a Single Stroke. Since its debut in Weidmann's collection of work, this has been one of his most wildly successful and far-reaching artworks in his career.
Using only one of his handmade calligraphy pens and an inkwell, Weidmann draws these portraits in a continuous line. The flexible pen point of the nib creates a natural pressure system which gives the line varying densities. Beginning at the very center of the nose, the line gets thick and thin to create shadow and highlight of the face, encircling itself again and again, then evens out to a perfect circle.
Weidmann chose this technique to relay the power that one person can have; that the peaceful actions and powerful words of one can create a ripple effect through time, echoing Truth for future generations. The lineage of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is not forgotten as we celebrate a day in his honor each January. His peaceful action in the civil rights movement revolutionized his culture. We recount his dedication to correcting the injustices of his time and we look to him, a leader in history, as his work is just as relevant today.
The Power of One Series will feature the men and women that have changed the course of history for the betterment of our world. Stay tuned as Weidmann adds to this series one portrait --one line-- at a time.
In history, myth and legend, the peacock symbolizes righteousness, protection, resurrection, wisdom; integrity and beauty above all. Weidmann assimilates these admired characteristics in his work as he strives to emulate everlasting truth.
Great, powerful creatures roam this earth, but often fall prey to jealous hands. The elephant’s story is not unlike many of our own; circumstances trample our spirits and assailants rise from all corners. But, like this animal, we must be tenacious—realizing our own strength can conquer every arrow. As one of the world’s most majestic, and most persecuted beings, the elephant is a lesson to our own mortal code. Remain peaceful unless provoked. Here, Weidmann illustrates the reckoning that surmounts when a passive creature cries, “Enough.”