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.

CONCEPT DOODLE: Grumpy Griffin

December 7, 2016

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Once upon a time, I was approached about creating a kid-friendly version of the mythic griffin to be used as a school’s mascot. Although it never got beyond the early discussion stage, I couldn’t resist whipping out a quick doodle on my own time.

Don’t know that this fella quite qualifies as kid-friendly. Unless by “kid-friendly” you mean he thinks they are delicious.

DOODLES:Mallard Mayhem and a Shnozz

December 7, 2016

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So busy with work these days, the only doodle time I can get in is when I’m either in a non-work related meeting or waiting in my car to pick up my kids. Oh, the humanity!

MEETING DOODLE: Well, at least the frog is happy.

November 16, 2016

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I don’t know why the lady’s so snarly. And you’d think a rooster playing a banjo would be happier than a pig in mud.

Oh well… at least skydiving seems to be a giddy occasion for our little amphibian friend.

PARKING LOT DOODLE: Stumpy

November 14, 2016

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This time it’s my son I’m waiting to pick up from track practice. And this guy waddles up to my car.

Okay, maybe he didn’t waddle up to my car… but he DID pace back and forth in my brain while I drew him.

 

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: Rutabaga!!!

October 25, 2016

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Waiting for my daughter to get out of ballet practice, and I found an old Waffle House receipt. So, of course, I drew a wizard yelling “rutabaga!”.

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!”.