My work ranges from basic illustration to
concept art, cartooning and story-telling.

I always look for ways in my work
to stand out
and touch my audience.

Jacob Below

Skittles the Main Coon

Pastel Portrait

Molly, the Yorkshire Terrier

Animal Portrait

Christmas in Morristown

Landscape Painting

Woman Swimming (Acrylics)

Art Experiment

Woman Swimming (Ink)

Art Experiment

From the Glass to the Sea

Acrylic Experiment

William 'Green Goblin' Dafoe

Pastel Portrait

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

Landscape Painting

Arch in Cabo

Acrylic Landscape painting

Elton John

Colored Caricature

Hayo Miyazaki

Colored Caricature

Cartoon of the Day/Night

Black-and-white cartoon

Nighttime Therapy

Black-and-white comic strip

'Township of Denville' Parking Lot

Landcape Painting

J. K. Simmons


Sunset in Utah

Pastel Landscape

Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Pastel Landscape


Sunset on Tide Avenue

Digitally-colored concept art

Hunan Taste-Denville

Architectural Painting

Cousin Steven's Farm

Canvas Landscape Painting

Denville Creek in Summer

Watercolor Landscape

Mother's Day Painting

Acrylic landscape painting

Cartoon for May in Quarantine

Humorous Cartoon

Frosty Sunset

Lanscape Watercolor Painting

A Cartoon During Lockdown

Philosophical Cartoon

Max Derrat Tribute

Pastel Fan Art

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8orMezFWVcoN-4S545Wtw. He is best known for making his videos to spread awareness about autism/Asperger's syndrome. On his channel he also talks about the media that he's most passionate about (namely video games), he has a series called "Silver Lining" where he directs attention to acts of kindness that can be seen in this otherwise chaotic world, and also runs a weekly show called "Differently Wired" which is centered around topics pertaining to autism and invites people from across the world who have autism to come and interact and ask questions. He's good at bringing a bright (as well as humorous) attitude to the table whenever he's online, as well as articulating what being on the Autism Spectrum is like, so that the world can know more about it and grow to be more accepting of it.
Thus, my symbolism in this picture is not to promote graffiti and vandalism, but the advocate bringing more color, joy, and togetherness to this dreary world.


First Cartoon of the 2020 Decade

Black-and-white cartoon

Christmas from Denville, New Jersey

Pastel Holiday Image


Scratchboard Art

"I had gazed upon him while unfinished..."

Black-and-white Scratchboard

Bubbles in the Park

Acrylic Painting

The Franciscan Oaks Retirment Home

Landscape Painting

The Grass is Always Greener...

Philosophical Cartoon

The Road to Oz

Watercolor Illustration

Lady Liberty's Future

Watercolor Landscape

Alan Menken

Colored Caricature


Downtown Denville

Landscape Acrylic Painting

Jack Rabbit at Sunset

Landscape Acrylic Painting

Archway in Utah

Landscape Acrylic Painting

Hohenzollern Castle



Cityscape Art

Does God Ever Get Discouraged?

Philisophical Cartoon

Patrick Page


Rowan Atkinson


Audrey Hepburn


Angela Lansbury


Bill Nye


R.I.P. Stephen Hillenburg


St. Peter's Basilica

Brooklyn Bridge

Acrylic Painting

Communtiy Lake

Watercolor Illustration

Köln, Germany (Night)

Acrylic Painting

A Night on the Canals of Venice

Digital Painting

Aurora Borealis

Watercolor Painting

Trevi Fountains

Acrylics Architecture Painting

The Parrot and the Teapot

Red sky at night, sailor's delight.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Tuileries Garden in Paris

Yosemite National Park

The Concept of Infinity

Kinder Geeks Story

Kinder Geeks Story

Walking on the Shore

Will Little Roo Ever


Will Little Roo Ever...


Touch People

Orbiting the Earth

Man Made of Fruit

The Moon Princess

Loan Shark Hades - Inked


Loan Shark Hades - Digitally Colored

Crossing Saturn’s Rings

Barbra Streisand

Joe Kubert

Gene Wilder

Colin Firth

Chadwick Boseman

The Heart of Paris

Golden Gate Bridge

Utah Monuments

Grand Junction

The best thing I do for myself
is doing something
great for other people

About Me

I was born and raised in Grand Junction, a small town in western Colorado, where I discovered passion for an artistic livelihood at an early age. I have been to over thirty different countries across the world and have been exposed to countless cultures and traditions.

I attended Western Colorado Community College while still in high school to begin taking steps towards an Associate’s degree in graphic design and communications. I learned valuable skills, such as visual and humorous storytelling, storyboarding, and 3D animation. Shortly after I moved to New Jersey to attend the Joe Kubert School of Graphic Design, where I further developed skills in animation and visual storytelling. While there, my work has reached the silver screen for the first time as a prop artist for Jeremy Wechter’s E-Demon (2018). Also, my visual storytelling reached initial publication in Peter Allan’s Toby the Crane (2015) and Toby the Crane to the Rescue (2017).

My primary career interest is illustrating children’s books, but I also enjoy humor and caricature, and my passions and interests branch into several other fields, including film and animation. I am progressive in a variety of tools and techniques, both digital and non-digital, and thus, I can do just about any type of art piece that a client might need.

The goal for my work is to benefit my clients and their audiences.

My Work By The Numbers










Conceptual Art Pieces

Let me inspire you
with your next
design or animation project

My Skills

I have a unique
blend of skills that allow
me to offer a diverse
range of design services.


I pride myself on my ability to be versatile, to stay aware of design trends, and to communicate effectively. I take care to meet my clients' strict deadlines. My peers see me as helpful, dedicated, and optimistic.

Everyone is born artistic.
The trick is to stay artistic.
Pablo Picasso

Video Project

A concept that I hope to potentially turn into
a fully-fledged story one day.

Journey Out West (Unproduced Project)

For fun. A demonstration of my animation exercises from a couple years back.

Animatics and experiments. My YouTube channel where I get experimental with AfterEffects and create musical animatics.



How do I go about hiring you?

The best way to contact me is via email at contact@jacobbelow.com. And the best way to get know me and see if I’m right for your job is to either meet me in person and interview me, or to have me send sample work to decide if it’s what you are looking for. I am always open to employment opportunities.

Why should I choose you over your competition?

When I’m given a task, I don’t do it just for a quick paycheck. I always try to make sure that the quality is worth your while, and that both of us are benefiting from the work relationship. I also try to make the work that I do stand out in the best way, so that it will appeal to the client and everyone that is shown my work.

What size projects do you work on?

I work alone but that's all I do so I can tackle relatively large-size projects. I would also welcome being part of a larger team.

What software do you use?

I use Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects) as well as Manga Studio.

What are your rates?

My rates typically depend on the project, and how much is invested in it. Please contact me to discuss the scope of the project and I will provide you with a clear, precise quote.

What if I am not satisfied with your work?

As long as I have some basic guidelines for what you'd like to see in a certain image, I can come up with a rendition that will suit what you are looking for. The way I typically do my work is I send in first draft samples for approval, and I make any changes you'd ask for. And if there is any issue with the final image I’ve produced, I can redo or make alterations to it as well (although any revisions after the first, I have to charge extra for).

Where to send payment for commissions?

My address for any monetary income is:

Jacob Below
PO Box 1000
Denville, NJ, 07834

How do I place an order for a print of one of your works?

You can contact me through any one of my social media links (such as e-mail or private message on Facebook), and provide the mailing address to which I should mail a print.

OR, if in the same town as I currently am, you can message me about meeting in person and collecting a print then and there.

How do I send you payments online?

I accept online payments through PayPal. My PayPal account is: jbelowproductions@gmail.com


I am eager to make connections
and to hear from you
to discuss your next project.

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. → 5:30 p.m.
    Sat: 10:00 a.m. → 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday: By Appointment

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In the mind of every artist
there is a masterpiece.
Kai Greene