DOODLE: Speed Doodling. It’s a full-contact sport.

October 9, 2014

hello dere SMALLThis doodle was a “brain flusher”. Just a quickie to warm up for the real work of the day. Think it took me about ten minutes, tops, from the time the pen hit the paper to the last watercolor stroke.

DOODLE: Shock and “Aw, dangit!”

October 7, 2014

wow SMALLI don’t know- nor do I think I WANT to know- what is going on in the upper left of this picture. I just hope it doesn’t effect my afternoon commute.

EXPERIMENTAL DOODLE: Right Hand Man

October 2, 2014

Right hand man SMALL

A little experiment using my right hand to draw instead of my left. A bit lopsided and clunky, but I was still pretty happy with the result.

MEETING DOODLE: Gettin’ Snazzy

September 25, 2014

Looka Me_small

Lest you think I’ve gone all “responsible adult who only posts serious artwork” on you, I present… uhhh… this guy. I don’t know where he’s headed, all dolled up and dapper like that. Maybe a fundraiser charity ball to rescue homeless ferrets trapped on the mean streets of war-torn Wichita, Kansas. Or, possibly, he’s on his way to a live performance of the “1968 Chevy Nova Owner’s Manual as interpreted by three elderly ladies wearing welder’s masks”.

Or maybe just the drive-thru at McDonald’s.

NOT A DOODLE: Even MORE Co-workers

September 23, 2014

Co-workers3 Co-workers3 detail

Textures! Textures! Textures!

Yup, still geekin’ on the textures.

All images © In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: The Beatitudes

September 18, 2014

OCT14Cover

OCT14Cover_detail

The October 2014 cover of In Touch magazine. I tried to mimic the shapes and textures of a folk art woodcut in this one.

All images © In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers, Part 2

September 17, 2014

Co-workers2

GREG detail

TIM detail

More images from the co-workers collection I posted about last time. Still geeking on the textures.

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers

September 9, 2014

Co-workers

Co-workers_detail

Three of eight portrait illustrations I’m doing of some of my co-workers for an upcoming article in the December 2014 issue of In Touch magazine. I get all geeky over the cool layers of color and texture watercolors create, and the way that contrasts with the pen-and-ink line art.

All images © In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: Ruminating Redbird

August 26, 2014

 

ORTBERG redbird tease 

Here’s a tease of my latest for the good folks at Tyndale House Publishers. The final piece will be a full-wrap dust jacket illustration, done in my digital scratchboard style. I’ll try and remember to post the complete spread later.

NOT A DOODLE: My barn’s a’splodin’!

August 15, 2014

Being Rich

Yet another piece for the upcoming November issue of In Touch magazine. This time, it’s an article by Andy Stanley about what God expects us to do when He blesses us with riches.

Image is copyrighted © In Touch Ministries.


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