Archive for the ‘editorial illustration’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Standing Your Ground

March 15, 2017

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A piece painted digitally for an upcoming web article on the In Touch Ministries site. I love the realistic feel and creaminess of the paint in ArtRage.

 

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with 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 A DOODLE: Back to the portraits

September 29, 2016

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Back to portrait mode for the January 2017 issue of In Touch magazine. I know I’ve said it before, but I absolutely LOVE the textures achieved with watercolor washes and the way their organic, mottled appearance contrasts with the dark lines and stippling of the pen and ink drawing.

Image copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT A DOODLE: Posting a Portrait of a Poet Pal

August 4, 2016

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NOT A DOODLE: Another portrait is in the books…. or magazine, in this case.

March 18, 2016

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I realized I had never posted a subject photograph of any of the portraits I’ve shared with you guys, and, for all you knew, my finished illustrations could’ve looked nothing like the author I was illustrating. Well, I knew I needed to remedy that, so here you go…. a photo and a progress shot, along with the finished piece.

It’s like a 3-for-1 deal, and you didn’t even have to have a coupon!

This portrait will appear in the July-August 2016 issue of In Touch magazine.

Finished illustration is Copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

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 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: More Por…. Aw, heck. You know the drill.

August 19, 2015

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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.