James Jean, Plant, 2012
Acrylic on synthetic textile
72 x 72 inches
Today's Portrait Monday is brought to you by James Jean.

Having got his start in illustration (featured everywhere from Prada to ESPN to DC Comics covers), James Jean has since skyrocketed to international fame with his ever-adventurous paintings of mystical creatures and pretty girls. We particularly like how, in spite of soft, delicate rendering, his portraits retain a sheen of cartoon pop, made all the more evident with his incorporation of abstracted elements.