NOT DOODLES: Web-exclusive Wackiness

November 20, 2015


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

Da Big Boss

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


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

September 17, 2015

Doodle Doggy SMALL

NOT A DOODLE: Another Portrait (I know…. you’re shocked, right?)

September 4, 2015

AMH Small

AMH Detail

Fun with ink and watercolor. For the January/February 2016 issue of In Touch magazine.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES: More Por…. Aw, heck. You know the drill.

August 19, 2015


COLLIER small detail COLEMAN small COLEMAN small detail

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES: And now, for something a little different….

August 18, 2015

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The past few months, I’ve gotten to work in a different style while doing spot illustrations for the “Letters to the Editor” page of In Touch magazine. One of the MANY things I love about my job is the opportunity to work in so many different styles and techniques. These simple line drawings with limited palettes are a refreshing break from some of the other, more intensive techniques I employ.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT A DOODLE: Hey Kiddies! Guess what time it is. That’s right! IIIIIIT’S PORTRAIT TIME!!!!!

August 13, 2015

Raybon SMALL Raybon detail

Another batch of contributing writer portraits are in the works for the November/December 2015 issue of In Touch magazine. Here’s the first.

All images are copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries.


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