Archive for the ‘illustrators’ 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.

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.

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

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 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 DOODLES: Bespectacled Portraits

February 14, 2017

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New portraits for the May/June 2017 issue of In Touch magazine!

Layers! Textures! GLASSES!

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

NAPKIN DOODLE: Leery Luke and the Larcenous Lepidoptera

January 10, 2017

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At first, Ol’ Luke was suspicious of the butterfly that had so quickly and willingly come to rest on his outstretched finger. But then he chided himself for his irrational paranoia, and decided to just take pleasure in the simple things of life.

Three days later, Luke discovered that the butterfly had stolen his identity and wiped out all his bank accounts. It was then that he learned a valuable lesson: Always trust your gut instincts.

And NEVER trust an overly-friendly butterfly.

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.