Archive for the ‘painting’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Standing Your Ground

March 15, 2017

STANDING GROUND_small

Standing Your Ground DETAIL

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 A DOODLE: Mother and child

August 24, 2016

BUILT to LAST small detail

Just a quick post of a detail from my latest piece. It’s for an article about focusing on the things that truly last, told from a mother’s perspective.

Image copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES (Well…maybe one): Portraits, Sea storms, and a Doodle Grows Up.

June 21, 2016

STEFANI_smallJESSICA_smallALINE smallSTORM1 small

Stepping out on faith_SMALL

 

Some of my recent pieces. The top three are contributor portraits for the September-October 2016 issue of In Touch magazine. The storm scene is for the second volume of children’s stories which will be published this Fall. The cartoony dude was a doodle that got out of control and became a full-blown illustration.

All images (except for the “stepping out on faith” doodle) are copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries, and used by permission. 

NOT DOODLES: Of Prayerful Prophets and the Pressures of the Daily Grind

December 1, 2015

Elijah Praying SMALL

Elijah Praying DETAIL

Time Well Spent_small

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 A DOODLE: Even MORE Portraits, Part 2

April 7, 2015

Portraits. Textures. Portraits. Textures. Portraits. Textures.

I know, I’m getting repetitive. But, man, I love doing these.

new portraits SMALL

Brant DETAIL

Matt DETAIL

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

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers

September 9, 2014

Co-workers

Co-workers_detail

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.

NOT A DOODLE: My barn’s a’splodin’!

August 15, 2014

Being Rich

Yet another piece for the upcoming November issue of In Touch magazine. This time, it’s an article by Andy Stanley about what God expects us to do when He blesses us with riches.

Image is copyrighted © In Touch Ministries.

Catching up on the pro side of things…

February 11, 2014

Lest you think all I ever do is doodle (and, granted, I do that A LOT), here are a few samples of my more recent illustration jobs. Sorry for the necessity of a watermark, but you know how dishonest and sneaky people out there in Webland can get.

Not YOU, of course, dear blog visitor… buuuut… other people.

It’s always other people.

Darn them.

 

Generous Life painting2 Lewis Grizzard FINAL A Clearer Path title page LOW

Just me and my geetar!

November 2, 2012

 

My latest for In Touch magazine. It will appear in the February 2013 issue.

Pen-and-ink with watercolor washes. I’m really enjoying this technique, and keep looking for other ways to use it.

Image is © In Touch Ministries.

Prayer Warriors

July 24, 2012

 

E. M. Bounds

Oswald Chambers

C. S. Lewis

 

R. A. Torrey

Recent work I did for the October 2012 issue of In Touch magazine. Pitt ink pen and watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper.

ALL ARTWORK © IN TOUCH MINISTRIES.