ART TODAY 040518 Brett Gilbert is also a Photoshop genius who creates whimsical images for phones, T-shirts… you name it!

by | Apr 5, 2018 | Art, Art Today, Comics

“Mushroom Butterflies”
Pen and ink painted in Photoshop. Creatures that subsist entirely on magic mushrooms. They even evolved to match their colors to hide them from predators during harvesting.

According to whimsical artist Chris Bonno, Brett Gilbert is a very smart joke writer as well, having toured the country as a headliner (and as an actor you may have seen him in the movie Ghost World or the TV shows Prime Time Glick or Angie Tribeca). Haven’t even begun to share the fact that he’s a Photoshop genius and loves composing pictures that are laugh out loud funny.

TribeLA Magazine: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most 
compelled to create?
Brett: I usually sit at my computer desk at home and listen to podcasts on my computer while I work, but I can go anywhere with my sketchbook and get lost in the zone.

TribeLA Magazine: What do you prefer to work with, physically and otherwise?
Brett: I use mechanical pencils, so I don’t have to sharpen a point constantly. Then black ink, BIC pen. Then paint in Photoshop. When I paint in oils, I use a spoon to give a thick relief.

Brett’s website:

If you missed Brett’s art earlier this week, click on preview links below:

ART TODAY 040418 Brett Gilbert is a writer/comedian, father, illustrator, whimsical photographer, poster/ad designer and excellent painter by Chris Bonno


ART TODAY 040118 The multi-talented Brett Gilbert takes the stage this week to humor and entertain us!


ART TODAY 040218 Brett Gilbert’s talent is uncontainable with no boundaries – Happy April Fools Day!


ART TODAY 040318 Brett Gilbert’s “Third Eye Elephant” illustrates mastery, and a deep understanding of enlightenment through humor… Ommmm