Monthly Archives: January 2014

Samples: “Snowy Search” Puzzle Illustration for Kids

This fun illustration was created for the back page puzzle of Focus on the Family’s Club House Jr. magazine’s December ’13 issue. It sure fits the season and climate, though by late January, winter has gotten long in the tooth for those in the more colder climates. Brrrr!  So this is a hidden picture puzzle, with all the letters that spell “Joy to the world” scattered throughout. I’m not sure you can find them all at the smaller scale, but do have fun trying!

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Samples: “Into the Cavern” Illustration

I enjoy doing editorial illustrations for this client, where I take the freedom to explore and push my style a bit. Here’s another sample of one, recently published. Again executed in Painter 11 with the digital watercolors.


Samples: “A Hug & A Prayer” Illustration

Going back a few months, I did this editorial piece for a column called “Heartmatters”. The stories are always uplifting and this was as well. This piece was created to enhance an article by Michele Sorell. I had fun with it and played a little outside of my usual style. This is digital, using Painter 11’s digital watercolors.


Samples: Chirp Dino Story Cards

It’s a new year and I am behind in updating some illustration projects I did in 2013. So it’s time to catch up…a little. : ) Below is a collection of cartoon illustration spots for Owlkids’ Chirp magazine, the November ’13 issue. It was all about dinosaurs and I was blessed to illustrated the Silly Story Cards game the kiddos could play. It was fun to research each of the dinosaurs and do my spin on them, along with all the other objects. Below is the spread and some spots. I did some extra ones, which ended up on Chirp’s website.

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