Archive for the ‘drawing’ Category

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.

Illustration is copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

CONCEPT DOODLE: Grumpy Griffin

December 7, 2016

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Once upon a time, I was approached about creating a kid-friendly version of the mythic griffin to be used as a school’s mascot. Although it never got beyond the early discussion stage, I couldn’t resist whipping out a quick doodle on my own time.

Don’t know that this fella quite qualifies as kid-friendly. Unless by “kid-friendly” you mean he thinks they are delicious.

MEETING DOODLE: Well, at least the frog is happy.

November 16, 2016

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I don’t know why the lady’s so snarly. And you’d think a rooster playing a banjo would be happier than a pig in mud.

Oh well… at least skydiving seems to be a giddy occasion for our little amphibian friend.

PARKING LOT DOODLE: Stumpy

November 14, 2016

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This time it’s my son I’m waiting to pick up from track practice. And this guy waddles up to my car.

Okay, maybe he didn’t waddle up to my car… but he DID pace back and forth in my brain while I drew him.

 

DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 10

November 7, 2016

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I honestly have absolutely nothing to say about this one.