Monday, December 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: VOICES

Whipped this up for my sis-in-law (who volunteers with YoungLife) to give to her girls. I'm guessing you can imagine why I thought this might work for IF's "voices".... a mess of teen girls on one page -- you do the math. I need earmuffs just looking at it. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Illustration Friday: RAMBUNCTIOUS

This was an idea I'd started for my holiday cards this year, but never had time to finish it. He fits the "rambunctious" title though, methinks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cut It Out!

Anyone remember your old-school Sunday school teacher telling Bible stories with those little paper cutouts on a felt board? Well... here are a few drawings that are soon to be those very cutouts. They're all Jesus in varying states of consciousness/mood, except for the two groups of His disciples (freaking out while Jesus slept peacefully on a boat about to be ravaged by an incoming storm). More to come...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jesus, meet Nicodemus

Here are a couple finished characters (Jesus & Nicodemus) that will be used separately in a new project... actually only the outlines were needed, but I couldn't NOT color them. :) Then I dropped them into a recycled background, and voila! The story's from John 3:1-21, where Nicodemus goes to Jesus at night & is taught about the concept of being "born again."

Friday, September 26, 2008


Here's another cover concept I finished recently for a new teacher resource book. It's by the same author as Beakers, Bubbles & the Bible, so the artwork needed to follow suit.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mmmmm. Jelly Beans.

I was recently given the challenge of creating an interesting cover for a jelly bean-inspired kids' activity book. How does one make jelly beans interesting? Well I don't know how YOU do it, but I give 'em all crazy faces. Works like a charm.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Stuff

I recently finished this cover illustration for an activity/coloring book about some of the Bible's most famous stories. Know which three I worked into the cover?

Monday, August 04, 2008

Baby, Baby

Here are some cutesy baby animals I developed for a "baby congratulations" card set (yes, I made the elephant pink on purpose). :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Early Bird Special

This was done for the quasi-weekly theme draw over at Honor Roll Artworks. I do believe I was the earliest early bird this week.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

SFG Blank Book Project

I just wrapped up my installment of the Sugar Frosted Goodness Blank Book project. For those unaware, it's a traveling sketchbook that, when complete, will have skipped all over the world. It was a lot of fun & I was happy to be part of it. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Here are a couple "teaser shots" from my sketchbook pages... I won't reveal all & spoil the surprise. ;)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday: GARDEN

This is a slightly less-leafy alternative, but every garden I've ever been involved with seemed to have equal parts leaves, equal parts these. Maybe I need to watch more HGTV...?

Monday, March 03, 2008

Beakers, Bubbles & Bibles.... Oh my!

The latest project I designed/illustrated is now available for purchase. It's a Sunday school teacher's resource book that uses science experiments to illustrate Bible lessons and make 'em loads of fun. You can check it out under my "Published Works" section to the right.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I want to ride my bicycle

Just finished these guys last night. They're a father/son duo, and they bike across the country just for kicks.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Be Mine

I whipped up a homemade valentine this year for the wife (scoreboard!) that included this little diddy:

"I'm sure there were a lot of guys
that coulda brought you joy...
but out of all the dudes around,
you picked this tall white boy!"

Gold. Solid gold.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Steve Johnson Advertising

Well, Steve Johnson (my uncle) is finally online -- he's one of the most artistically talented men I know, and I'm glad to have helped him establish a presence on the web. If you want to see an example of a very talented muralist & sign painter, go check him out.

My uncle Steve was one of the primary influences in my early interest of art -- he'd draw pictures for me to color & got me all kinds of art stuff for birthdays & Christmases. I guess it could be said I owe a lot of what I am today to him.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Illustration Friday: BLANKET

Weren't dryer-warmed blankets the best?!

When we were kids, Mom used to put our towels in the dryer while we were in the tub so they'd be all toasty-warm when we got out. Same principle. I'd do it now, but the shower's upstairs and the dryer's in the basement.... I don't think our neighbors would appreciate all the nude towel-fetching.

That reminds me -- I need to get some blinds.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Just wrapped on this logo for a digital scrapbooking website.

Domo Arigato