Posts Tagged ‘watercolor’

NOT A DOODLE: Aaaand Another One! (Portrait, that is.)

June 23, 2016

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Last one, I promise.

Well, until next issue, at least.

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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. 

NOT A DOODLE: Another portrait is in the books…. or magazine, in this case.

March 18, 2016

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I realized I had never posted a subject photograph of any of the portraits I’ve shared with you guys, and, for all you knew, my finished illustrations could’ve looked nothing like the author I was illustrating. Well, I knew I needed to remedy that, so here you go…. a photo and a progress shot, along with the finished piece.

It’s like a 3-for-1 deal, and you didn’t even have to have a coupon!

This portrait will appear in the July-August 2016 issue of In Touch magazine.

Finished illustration is Copyright ©In Touch Ministries. Used with permission.

NOT DOODLES: Last portraits… I promise… for this year, at least.

December 15, 2015

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My latest set of contributor portraits for the magazine. The lady in the middle is also a co-worker, so I felt added pressure to nail it for fear she would ambush me ninja-style in the break room if I got it wrong.

All images copyright ©In Touch Ministries.

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 A DOODLE: Another Portrait (I know…. you’re shocked, right?)

September 4, 2015


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Fun with ink and watercolor. For the January/February 2016 issue of In Touch magazine.

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

August 19, 2015

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NOT A DOODLE: Almost Done!

July 15, 2015

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Coming down the home stretch on the children’s book!

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NOT A DOODLE: Storybook teaser

April 24, 2015

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A teaser of some of the art I’m doing for a storybook to be released Christmas 2015. Watercolor and colored pencil on cold press illustration board.

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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