Posts Tagged ‘painting’

NOT A DOODLE: Standing Your Ground

March 15, 2017

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A piece painted digitally for an upcoming web article on the In Touch Ministries site. I love the realistic feel and creaminess of the paint in ArtRage.

 

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

NOT A DOODLE: Even MORE Portraits, Part 2

April 7, 2015

Portraits. Textures. Portraits. Textures. Portraits. Textures.

I know, I’m getting repetitive. But, man, I love doing these.

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Matt DETAIL

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

NOT A DOODLE: Co-workers

September 9, 2014

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Three of eight portrait illustrations I’m doing of some of my co-workers for an upcoming article in the December 2014 issue of In Touch magazine. I get all geeky over the cool layers of color and texture watercolors create, and the way that contrasts with the pen-and-ink line art.

All images © In Touch Ministries.

Just me and my geetar!

November 2, 2012

 

My latest for In Touch magazine. It will appear in the February 2013 issue.

Pen-and-ink with watercolor washes. I’m really enjoying this technique, and keep looking for other ways to use it.

Image is © In Touch Ministries.

Prayer Warriors

July 24, 2012

 

E. M. Bounds

Oswald Chambers

C. S. Lewis

 

R. A. Torrey

Recent work I did for the October 2012 issue of In Touch magazine. Pitt ink pen and watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper.

ALL ARTWORK © IN TOUCH MINISTRIES. 

 

In the Presence of Enemies

June 8, 2011

Here’s my latest piece for In Touch magazine. The article is about the martyrdom of Stephen. Rather than show Stephen himself, or the angry crowd that stoned him to death, we felt it would have more impact to just show a single hand clutching a rock.

The piece was done in watercolor on illustration board. Below is a detail of the piece.

Raven for ArtRage! (Get it? Raven… Raving… hahahaha… I kill me sometimes!)

March 26, 2008

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These guys from New Zealand have put together a great, low-cost painting program called ArtRage. In short, it ROCKS! Now, don’t get me wrong…it ain’t Painter X, but it also won’t cost you $429!

I’ve got the full program, which costs only 25 bucks, and I’ve already done several illustration projects using either ArtRage exclusively or an ArtRage/Photoshop combo. The above pictured illustration about Elijah is for a magazine article(hence the big honkin’ empty area under the ravens), and was done using ArtRage’s oils and pastels over a base sketch done in Photoshop.

You can also download the demo version for free, and still get a lot of goodies to play around with. Be sure and check it out.

Images are © In Touch Ministries

Winsor McCay for President!

October 12, 2007

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[Sorry, no doodle for today’s post, just a bit of a rambling fan rave/rant.]

Even stronger than my aforementioned love and respect for the work of George Herriman (Krazy Kat’s kreator), I’d have to say that Winsor McCay is the comic strip artist that evokes the strongest feelings of awestruck admiration/weeping jealousy in me. He, like Herriman, was a master of making the most of a full-page Sunday comics spread…yes, they used to actually have those….and his writing and draftmanship are without equal even today. Oh, and did I mention they were all HAND PAINTED? Too cool for words.

If newspapers still had beauty like this adorning their pages, maybe their readership wouldn’t be plummeting as it is nowadays.

But, then again, maybe it would. McCay, Herriman, and many of their contemporaries actually expected the reader to be able to grasp subtle irony and appreciate surrealism, satire, and the like. Their audiences were also required to spend more than a few seconds reading a comic strip. These were the days when you spent all Sunday afternoon RELAXING (dare I say, taking a day of rest…gasp!) and perusing the newspaper with the whole family.

I mean, SHEESH! Who wants that?? That may lead to such disturbing developments as parent/child bonding and literacy! Forget that! Where’s the remote? I think there’s a NASCAR race on! Yeeeee-harrrrr!