Jacob Whitsell is an artist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who is interested in "suspense art." He draws inspiration from horror movies and translates that into his artwork by creating slightly opened doors, backs turned, and by always leaving the viewer wondering what is going to happen next. Jacob uses pencil first to create his work, then later uses paint on canvas to create the final product. Jacob took art classes all throughout his schooling and feels that this really helped to shape the work he is creating now; he tends to lead with his emotions when creating his work. Jacobs’s main goal as an apprentice is to expose more people to suspense art and to have people learn more about him through his art.