Posts Tagged ‘editorial illustration’

NOT DOODLES: Of Prayerful Prophets and the Pressures of the Daily Grind

December 1, 2015

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Was trying to track down some illustration files from early last year, came across these two editorial pieces, and realized I never posted them.

The first is a graphic representation of the prophet Elijah, with the detail image showing how I tried to include symbols on his coat that represented different moments in his life where he encountered God in a mighty way. The black feathers represent the ravens that fed him when he was hiding in the desert; the green leaves for when he heard God in the quiet rustling; and the flames for when God consumed Elijah’s offering in a firestorm to prove His might over the false god, Baal.

The second piece was about keeping a balance in the way we spend our time, avoiding getting caught up in busy-ness. (But I’m sure none of us ever have that problem. Right?)

The top piece is done in acrylics, while the bottom piece is watercolor and colored pencil.

All images copyrighted ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES: Web-exclusive Wackiness

November 20, 2015


These are the first three in a fun little collection of illustrations I’m doing for a web-exclusive series on the In Touch website. All quick, loose, and washy; they’re a blast to work on.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

NOT DOODLES: More Por…. Aw, heck. You know the drill.

August 19, 2015


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NOT DOODLES: And now, for something a little different….

August 18, 2015

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The past few months, I’ve gotten to work in a different style while doing spot illustrations for the “Letters to the Editor” page of In Touch magazine. One of the MANY things I love about my job is the opportunity to work in so many different styles and techniques. These simple line drawings with limited palettes are a refreshing break from some of the other, more intensive techniques I employ.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

Of Pharisees and Tax Collectors

November 12, 2010

Here’s my latest for In Touch magazine. The article is about self-righteous vs. humble prayer, and it will appear in the February 2011 issue.

I used ArtRage for this piece. Once again, I have been blown away by the textural quality that can be achieved in this VERY affordable program. I highly recommend it to anyone, from student amateur to seasoned pro.

The illustration is copyrighted property of In Touch Ministries.

“Coming to the End of Yourself” Illustration

December 3, 2009

My illustration for an article in the March 2010 issue of In Touch magazine. The article is about the widow of Zarephath and how, at the end of everything she had, God revealed Himself to her in an amazing way.

Illustration © In Touch Ministries