Archive for the ‘digital art’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Curious Kitty is Curiously Curious

May 15, 2017

Curiosity Cat DETAIL

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

Image is copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

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NOT A DOODLE: Collagedelic!

May 3, 2017

Online Community collage WATERMARKED

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.

Image is copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used by permission.

NOT DOODLES: Web Article Exclusives

March 7, 2017

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Just a random sampling of some of my work for web articles on the In Touch Ministries site. Again, let me just say how much getting to work in a wide variety of styles appeals to my personality.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT DOODLES: A Smorgasbord of Styles

December 16, 2016

One of the things I love most about being the senior staff illustrator for In Touch Ministries is the diversity of styles and techniques I get to use in my illustrations. As opposed to what many illustrators out there have to do as a necessity (it’s easier to market your skills if you have an identifiable style), I don’t feel the pressure to have a certain “look” to my work; I get to play around with different approaches, depending on what I feel a particular article calls for.

Cases in point being the two illustrations below. This first one is for a piece entitled “When a Gift Becomes a Given”. In the article, the author speaks of a certain modern art print, and how what had at first been a piece that made him stop and ponder every time he saw it eventually became something he didn’t even notice. I wanted to pull that modern art motif into the accompanying illustration (created using ArtRage):

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This next one is for a piece entitled “Bringing Bethlehem Home”. A family starts a new Christmas tradition of trekking through the snow on Christmas night to visit a tiny manger scene set up in humble surroundings. I chose a crisp, clean approach to convey the cold night air, and a close-up of the Christ-child figurine in a small, mittened hand to capture the intimacy of the setting (done in Photoshop):

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All art copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT A DOODLE: And I saw a pale horse….

February 28, 2014

Rev horse detail

Detail of a digital scratchboard illustration for a project at work.

tantalizing tiger t-shirt teaser

August 20, 2013

Roll on DETAIL

Behold! A detail from a recent t-shirt design I drew. Used a digital “scratchboard” technique on this one. Actually, I’ve used that on several of my most recent jobs; I’m really enjoying the look and feel of that technique.

Click on the image to see a more detailed closeup.