Posts Tagged ‘artist’

DOODLE: This Ain’t Your Mickey Mouse Mouse King

October 16, 2018

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I was sitting in my car, waiting to pick up my daughter from rehearsal where her ballet company is preparing to present their annual performances of “The Nutcracker”. (They do an incredible, professional-level job of it- massive sets; beautiful, intricately-crafted costumes; and incredibly talented dancers.)

So, naturally, with some minutes to kill, I begin doodling. I doodled the Mouse King. A homicidal, rage-fueled maniac of a Mouse King.

I realize now why they’ve never asked me to design the costumes for their production.

 

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NOT A DOODLE: Baby Elephant Bye-bye

September 13, 2018

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A co-worker of mine is moving all the way across the stinkin’ country. She loves elephants, so I did this piece for her as our creative department’s way of saying ‘farewell’. I wanted to capture a field journal type of mood, so I kept the pencil work somewhat loose and the watercolor washes simple and monochromatic.

MEETING DOODLE: Punk Pig

August 20, 2018

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Long morning meeting about next year’s corporate theme and strategy. It doesn’t involve a punk pig… but maybe it should. In fact, I think ALL corporate themes and strategies for next year should involve punk pigs.

Major international auto makers? Punk pig.

Political campaigns? Punk pig.

Local funeral home advertisements? That’s right. PUNK. PIG.

NOT A DOODLE: Let it bee.

June 28, 2018

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One of my recent pieces for an online article on the In Touch Ministries website (with a closeup to enjoy all the lovely texture, of course).

Images are copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT DOODLES: Portraits! Pointillism! Pens!

April 6, 2018


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I realize I’ve been very lax about posting things here on my blog lately, so I’m going to try to remedy that. Here’s the latest portraits I did for the upcoming July 2018 issue of In Touch Magazine.

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

NAPKIN DOODLE: Dinnertime Animal Totem!

March 21, 2018

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Trying to enjoy a good meal with my family, when this guy insists on crawling out of my pen onto my napkin.

NOT DOODLES: Any Questions?

March 19, 2018

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Every month, I’ve been tasked with illustrating a question mark for an online article series entitled “The Ministry of Asking Questions”. It’s been a fun challenge approaching the same symbol from different angles each time.

All images are copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries. Used by permission.

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.

MEETING DOODLE: I’m Outta Here!

August 30, 2017

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I wish I got as much exercise as the doodles running around in my brain do.

NAPKIN DOODLE: Howdy Doodle Do!

August 10, 2017

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Napkins. Where would we doodlers be without ’em? What did ancient scribblers vent their brain drippings on before napkins were invented? Banana leaves? Random pieces of rock? A small mammal that happened to saunter by at the wrong time?

Maybe that’s what the Lascaux cave paintings really are. Just doodles. The actual, finished masterpieces -painted on a perfectly smooth, stretched deer hide- are lost to time. The were probably photorealistic paintings of Ogg and his clan, posing beside a downed mastodon, every detail rendered with amazing clarity. The cave paintings we are left with are just idle doodles created by the artist while he waited for the hunters to get their hair “just right”.