Archive for the ‘watercolor’ 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 A DOODLE: Vulnerability

July 11, 2017

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Editorial illustration for an article entitled “The Case for Vulnerability”. It will be published as digital content on the In Touch Ministries site in August.

Illustration is 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.

NOT A DOODLE: Back to the portraits

September 29, 2016

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Back to portrait mode for the January 2017 issue of In Touch magazine. I know I’ve said it before, but I absolutely LOVE the textures achieved with watercolor washes and the way their organic, mottled appearance contrasts with the dark lines and stippling of the pen and ink drawing.

Image copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT A DOODLE: Mother and child

August 24, 2016

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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 A DOODLE: Posting a Portrait of a Poet Pal

August 4, 2016

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

June 21, 2016

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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.