NAPKIN DOODLE: Howdy Doodle Do!

August 10, 2017

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Napkins. Where would we doodlers be without ’em? What did ancient scribblers vent their brain drippings on before napkins were invented? Banana leaves? Random pieces of rock? A small mammal that happened to saunter by at the wrong time?

Maybe that’s what the Lascaux cave paintings really are. Just doodles. The actual, finished masterpieces -painted on a perfectly smooth, stretched deer hide- are lost to time. The were probably photorealistic paintings of Ogg and his clan, posing beside a downed mastodon, every detail rendered with amazing clarity. The cave paintings we are left with are just idle doodles created by the artist while he waited for the hunters to get their hair “just right”.

Phone Call Doodle: Awww, maaaaan!

August 3, 2017

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Not feeling frustrated about anything at the moment, so I don’t know why the heck this poor kid popped out of my head.

 

NOT A DOODLE: Would you call a chicken-duck hybrid a “chuck”?

July 20, 2017

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An illustration for a digital article to be published in September on the In Touch Ministries site.

It’s a bird with the head of a chicken, and the body of a duck. Wearing a bow tie.

Sometimes, I still can’t believe I get to do this for a living, folks. I am truly blessed.

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NOT A DOODLE: Vulnerability

July 11, 2017

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Editorial illustration for an article entitled “The Case for Vulnerability”. It will be published as digital content on the In Touch Ministries site in August.

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NOT DOODLES: Teaser Details

May 24, 2017

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Some closeups of four illustrations I finished last night for a client. It was a great project to work on, and I got to go all texturey and washy and inky, so you know I’m a happy little illustrator guy!

NOT A DOODLE: Kicked Off the Family Plan

May 17, 2017

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Stylistically speaking, this one is an homage of sorts to the great Guy Billout. The article, which will be published on the In Touch website in July, is about the initial fear the author felt when she had to severely limit her data usage, and how that fear eventually changed to a sense of freedom.

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NOT A DOODLE: Curious Kitty is Curiously Curious

May 15, 2017

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Detail of a just-finished painting for an article to be published in July on the In Touch Ministries website.

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MEETING DOODLE: Shyster Shaman

May 5, 2017

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I told him ten generations seemed a little excessive, so he called me a racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, privileged bigot who was infringing upon his safe space, and threatened to sue me.

NOT A DOODLE: Collagedelic!

May 3, 2017

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I don’t usually work in collage, but this article- comparing digital social communication to more traditional methods of personal interaction- was one that really lent itself to that technique. It will appear in June on the In Touch Ministries digital magazine site.

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DOODLE: Liprechaun

March 16, 2017

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All it takes is one incorrect letter and- BAM!- St. Patrick’s Day just got creepy.