Archive for the ‘facial expression’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Posting a Portrait of a Poet Pal

August 4, 2016

CAMERON smallMy friend and co-worker, Cameron Lawrence, for the November-December 2016 issue of In Touch magazine.

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SORT OF A DOODLE: Making Faces

January 23, 2015

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So, “why is it ‘sort of a doodle’?”, you might ask.

What? You didn’t ask? Well, I’m gonna tell ya anyway, Mister Fancy Pants!

It started as a meeting doodle. No, really. I know you’re shocked. But then it was just sitting there on my desk, minding its own business, when… BAM! I watercolored the daylights out of that sucker, thus elevating it from mere “doodle” to the lofty status of “sort of doodle” for all eternity. I’m sure it’s grateful; you can see it in his eyes.

ENVELOPE DOODLE: I’m daydreaming of a white pencil

December 28, 2014

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Lots of Christmas card envelopes lying around the house, just waiting to be doodled upon.

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers

September 9, 2014

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Three of eight portrait illustrations I’m doing of some of my co-workers for an upcoming article in the December 2014 issue of In Touch magazine. I get all geeky over the cool layers of color and texture watercolors create, and the way that contrasts with the pen-and-ink line art.

All images © In Touch Ministries.

DOODLE: Headroom

March 28, 2014

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Not a Doodle: COACH

November 20, 2013

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Concept sketch and finished illustration for an ad to run in March 2014 issue of In Touch magazine.

lunch bag lion

October 30, 2013

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I know I’m a little late to the “lunch bag art” party, but for the past eight years my kids have used lunch boxes. Kind of hard to draw on those. But, last night, I finally got my chance. My daughter is going on a field trip to the zoo today, and they requested that the kids bring there lunches in bags that could be thrown away. So- voila!– lunch bag lion!

Mister Beardsley, hirsute hat-lover

October 15, 2013

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Pen and ink on moleskine sketchbook.

Kevin Kodiak loves him some good trash can grub.

March 27, 2013

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Meeting doodles are the main reason I will never have a true sketchbook full of my doodles. I don’t take sketchbooks to meetings, so I draw on whatever is handy. This big guy was doodled on the back of our magazine grid for the August 2013 issue of In Touch.

FRAGMENT: Gyyyyyrrooooshcope!

January 14, 2013

FRAGMENT-gyyyyyroshcopeEarly on in this blog (almost five years ago, actually), I mentioned my love for the tantalizing fragments of comic books I sometimes encountered as a child. Since that post, and due to the blessing of having a full-time job that keeps me too busy to do more than fragments, I have often found it entertaining to create individual panels or pages that are intentionally teasing but nebulous in their nature and direction, just for the fun little rabbit trails they lead me down.

The above panel being a case in point.

Who is this mysterious “he” who donated the piece of technology?  And what is the problem plaguing our heroes? And why will a gyroscopic device help? And do we really want to put our trust in a pig-like being who has no idea what a gyroscope even is???

Your guess is as good as mine.