Archive for the ‘painting’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers

September 9, 2014



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.


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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.



In the Presence of Enemies

June 8, 2011

Here’s my latest piece for In Touch magazine. The article is about the martyrdom of Stephen. Rather than show Stephen himself, or the angry crowd that stoned him to death, we felt it would have more impact to just show a single hand clutching a rock.

The piece was done in watercolor on illustration board. Below is a detail of the piece.

Birthday Boy!!!

July 9, 2007



birthdayboy_small.jpg  So, as all good friends should, I felt it my duty to do an embarrassing birthday card illustration of my friend Allen a few years back on his 30th. He’s a self-proclaimed superhero-lovin’ übergeek, thus the character Birthday Boy was born.

The zombie horse is from one of the many bizarre things that have happened to dear ol’ Allen during his lifetime, and merited a starring role on the cover. I won’t go into all the gory details here. Let’s just say the car he was in at the time of the…er…encounter ended up looking like the Purina Dog Chow float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

You can see the finished piece in all its glory by clicking the thumbnail of the card.

Buncha Freaks!!!

July 6, 2007



Not all doodles are happy doodles….some are angry…or manic depressive…or lazy.

And, yes, that’s part of a nose in the lower left corner. I got a thing for doodling disembodied noses, alright? You got a problem with that?

Snoozin’ or Juicin’?

July 2, 2007


There are those that doodle in meetings, and then there are those who catch up on their sleep in meetings. And when you have a meeting where there’s one of each present…..

Maybe ol’ Snoozy up there could’ve used some of what this guy’s obviously had a little too much of.


She’s a Dominatin’ Aviatrix!

June 29, 2007


If a doodle lives right, eats all its veggies, and cleans up its room…it gets to be a full-blown painting.

Reason for this one: I just like the way the word “aviatrix” sounds.