Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Magazine Artwork - Emerald Hills

Here's an illustrated version of Emerald Hills in Louisville, Kentucky where our headquarters are located for Team Expansion.  I made this using CorelDraw X5 for possible use in our organization's magazing coming out this autumn called, Tell.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Piggyback Curriculum - Exodus Kid's Series - Egyptian Dog

Here is another design from our Exodus Kid's series that we're working on.  I had fun with this one! I had the reference photo in one of my books on the Egyptian life called, The Hidden Life Of Ancient Egypt.

Magazine Artwork - Revolution

Here's some initial graphics for an article in the magazine for Team Expansion that I mentioned in my previous post.  This article is about needing a revolution in worldwide missions by the church.  Not sure what the final product will look like, but these are my initial attempts.

Magazine Artwork - Expulsion

I have been working on a few possible magazine article illustrations for one Team Expansion publications.  It's called the TELL and will be out before the National Missionary Convention.  Here's a couple versions of the first article I worked on, with a larger version of the more final look.  The article will go on two pages and the text will be in the black space.  The title will go in the arm/hand silhouette.

The article is of somber content.  It is about the reality of missionaries when "kicked out" or expelled from a country.  What is the church's responsibility when they return to the states?  How do we care for them?  How do we minister to them?

I actually used inspiration from an unlikely source.  During  WWII, the major cartoon studios in America made their own propaganda films.  This included Disney in a short called, "Education for Death - The Making of the Nazi".  I had seen them before and remembered the use of the silhouette and thought it fitting.  Above you can see a snapshot from the aforementioned short.  You can find it on Youtube, if you really want to see it.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Rainy, Warm and Drowsy

This is a illustration I did as a result of a challenge from a friend.  His challenge was "rainy, warm and drowsy" in reference to today's weather in Tulsa.  The rain is obviously from the cloud, yet implicitly coming from the cloud's tears.  The warm comes from the music that is playing which is prompting the tears.  The drowsy is the sleepy melody that is playing as the rain drip drops on the ground. 

Art notes: made in CorelDraw X5.  I designed the cloud from scratch and used a reference photo to create the violin.  The background is a photo I took of a cloudy day in Ancona, Italy from our old balcony.