DESK DOODLE: Scotch-Sloppin’ Sloppy ‘Squatch

January 13, 2016

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NOT DOODLES: Last portraits… I promise… for this year, at least.

December 15, 2015

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My latest set of contributor portraits for the magazine. The lady in the middle is also a co-worker, so I felt added pressure to nail it for fear she would ambush me ninja-style in the break room if I got it wrong.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: Bouncy Santa!

December 4, 2015

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This happy, bouncy guy (minus the watermark, of course) is available on apparel and stationery through my new Cafepress shop. Let the tacky Christmas shirt wearing commence!!!!

http://www.cafepress.com/bouncysanta

NOT DOODLES: Of Prayerful Prophets and the Pressures of the Daily Grind

December 1, 2015

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Was trying to track down some illustration files from early last year, came across these two editorial pieces, and realized I never posted them.

The first is a graphic representation of the prophet Elijah, with the detail image showing how I tried to include symbols on his coat that represented different moments in his life where he encountered God in a mighty way. The black feathers represent the ravens that fed him when he was hiding in the desert; the green leaves for when he heard God in the quiet rustling; and the flames for when God consumed Elijah’s offering in a firestorm to prove His might over the false god, Baal.

The second piece was about keeping a balance in the way we spend our time, avoiding getting caught up in busy-ness. (But I’m sure none of us ever have that problem. Right?)

The top piece is done in acrylics, while the bottom piece is watercolor and colored pencil.

All images copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES: Web-exclusive Wackiness

November 20, 2015

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These are the first three in a fun little collection of illustrations I’m doing for a web-exclusive series on the In Touch website. All quick, loose, and washy; they’re a blast to work on.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: The Big Boss!

October 28, 2015

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The head honcho. The grand poobah. The mac daddy. The big cheese.

Was finally called on to do an editorial portrait of my main boss. No watercolor washes going on this one; they wanted to go old school black-and-white. So it’s all lines and dots… and lines…. and dots… and more lines… and more dots.

Image ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: It’s Here!!!!

October 16, 2015

Storybook of Gods Great Love

I posted a few teaser shots from this previously here, here, and here, and now the finished product is complete and on sale. “The Storybook of God’s Great Love” is an eighteen-story children’s book written by the incredibly gifted Laurin Greco, art directed by the equally über-talented Lisa Dyches, and illustrated by yours truly. It was a lot of fun working on this; I haven’t gotten to work on that many projects aimed at little readers.

It can be purchased online at the In Touch Ministries bookstore here.

Oh! And be on the lookout for Volume 2 next year! I’ll try to post some progress shots from that one, as well.

NOT A DOODLE: Black & White Troubador…. in color!

September 29, 2015

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This trilling little troubadour was done for the now-defunct Black & White, an independent Birmingham, Alabama, city paper, almost twenty years ago. They would publish an annual city guide to all things Birminghamish, and commissioned me to provide the illustration for the “performing arts” section of the 1996 issue. I lost touch with them all years ago, but recall how much fun the team there was to work with. The printed version, like so many other newspapers, fell victim to the digital age in early 2013. There had been plans to come back as a web-based platform for local alternative news, but the publisher and creative force behind it, Chuck Geiss, passed away that same year, so the magazine has, for all intents and purposes, died with him.

The illustration is done in watercolor and colored pencil.

MEETING DOODLE: And then they told me the project deadline!

September 28, 2015

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DOODLE: Blue Doggy ain’t sad, he’s just blue.

September 17, 2015

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