Archive for the ‘pen and ink’ Category

NOT A DOODLE: Coffee!

October 16, 2017

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A detail from a piece I just finished for a digital article on the In Touch website. Goes live in January 2018.

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NOT A DOODLE: Would you call a chicken-duck hybrid a “chuck”?

July 20, 2017

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An illustration for a digital article to be published in September on the In Touch Ministries site.

It’s a bird with the head of a chicken, and the body of a duck. Wearing a bow tie.

Sometimes, I still can’t believe I get to do this for a living, folks. I am truly blessed.

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

NOT DOODLES: Teaser Details

May 24, 2017

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Some closeups of four illustrations I finished last night for a client. It was a great project to work on, and I got to go all texturey and washy and inky, so you know I’m a happy little illustrator guy!

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.

NOT A DOODLE:’Nother Portrait, or Perfect Imperfections

December 14, 2016

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Don’t get me wrong. I’m not implying my painting is perfect. In fact, I think that part of the joy of painting is knowing you will NEVER be perfect, but pursuing perfection anyway.

No, the title of this post refers to the beauty of watercolor washes. No crisp, clean lines. No smooth, solid fields of color. There are always blemishes. Always unpredictable interactions with the paper. Always imperfections.

And that makes it perfect.

(By the way, this one is for the March-April 2017 issue of In Touch magazine.)

Illustration is copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 10

November 7, 2016

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I honestly have absolutely nothing to say about this one.

DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 9

November 1, 2016

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A raging rabbit rapidly ran down Reginald.

DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 8

October 24, 2016

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DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 7

October 18, 2016

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Apparently, the coffee shop in my brain serves up steaming hot cups of “Yuck!”.

DOODLE PROJECT: What?- Page 6

October 10, 2016

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Drawn in a Monday morning meeting, sooooo…. banana head!