Friday, July 29, 2011

Practice Drawing Women

Since there are many women featured in the curriculum I am currently illustrating, I thought it would be a good idea to practice drawing women. For some reason, women are one of the more difficult subjects that I find to draw. So practice is always good.

In one of the recent illustrations I had to draw a woman crying. If you want to depress your day, type "woman crying" into a google image search. I did that so I could practice drawing a few of them. Sheesh, how sad.

Here is the final drawing I did of Hagar being sent away while crying.

Tough Questions Sermon Series Posters

I just finished some posters for a new sermon series at our church called "Tough Questions". The sermon team wanted to have some inspiritional phrases or challenging questions hanging around the auditorium. Here are four of them.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Drawing Curriculum Illustrations

Here is some work I am doing for an international curriculum. I normally use my drawing desk, but sometimes I like to mix it up.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Father Abraham Had Many Faces....Huh?

Spoofing the old Children's Church song, Father Abraham in my title, I am referencing one of the latest character designs I have done for an international children's curriculum. For three separate illustrations I have to draw Abraham. The twist is that each illustration is at a different stage in ol' Abe's life. So, not only did I have to do a character design for Abraham, but I had to do it at three different ages. Here you can see the pencil sketch of Abraham when he was an adult, older adult and an elderly man.

Artist Notes - sketch done with a Kimberly Graphite Drawing pencil 2B on Hammermill 28lb 100 brightness Color Copy Digital paper.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Inspired by Rango

So, I finally got around to watching the animated western movie called Rango. Rango is populated with possums, squirrels, rabbits, etc. The main character is a lizard! So, while hanging around the hospital with my brother I drew a western snake.

Artist notes - This sketch was done in Sketchbook Mobile Pro on my Motorola Xoom tablet running Android Honeycomb 3.2. I used a stylus and my finger, but mainly the stylus.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Captain America Inspiration

This weekend the new Captain America movie comes out.  I find inspiration for creating art from toys, comics and animation. One of my favorite comic book heroes is Captain America. Wearing red, white and blue also displays his intense patriotism, which I also admire, like a true soldier. So far, the previews for the movie have been amazing and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Here's a photo of some of the Cap toys on my shelf.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Happy Fourth of July Firecracker sketch

In the spirit of the Fourth of July, I made this firecracker getting ready to go off. Since, I love the Fourth so much, I think I may do some more sketches.

Artist Notes - done in Sketchbook Mobile Pro on an Android powered Motorola Xoom with version 3.1 of Honeycomb.

Little Girl Outside sketch

Here's a tablet sketch I did over several days recently. Using Sketchbook Mobile Pro I made everything in layers. For this sketch I discovered that you could merge layers in this really cool app for the Xoom Android Tablet. So now, I can go in and export out just the wall for instance and use it somewhere else, since I made it a different layer. I am hoping to do more ministry projects with it as I learn more. I used it for several illustrations that I did for the Jump VBS curriculum I developed.