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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Paul Washer - from Heart Cry Ministries

Paul Washer - I love it when he preaches and/or teaches. I drew up a quick sketch inbetween work.. so I could post this with one of his videos for all to hear.
The main reason I like listening to him.. is because he's so honest! VERY HONEST! He's not a wimp.. he's bold & he's real! I rarely hear anyone preach like him. He's definitely a gem in this world. Here in the video below.. he talks about how his life got stirred up to do what he does today.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Quick Doodle - Nothing Created Everything

Thanks Terry Burton for your lovely idea! lol. Sorry it's so plain! :P
I don't have very much time to sketch.. cause I'm working on some books.. but I figured I'd to a quickie for fun.Maybe I can do the other idea you mentioned on my next sketching break! ;D
hmm.. I coulda used a magic wand instead of a witch spoon.. but ah-well. lol. My thinking cap wasn't on. I need to take my brain pills. ;D

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Depiction of an Evangelist & an Unbeliever

I think it's Richard Gunther's artwork.
Though it's simple, it's powerfully true.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8)
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent
you will all likewise perish."
(Luke 13:3)

Friday, September 18, 2009

3 Commissions

Here are 3 commissions I did. I'm a little rusty.. but I did my best. I've been out of the loop with drawing caricatures for a while.

All Drawn In: Corel Painter with my wacom.

I notice that when someone gives me too many photos of themselves showing different ages, weight, hair changes, etc. It tends to throw off the perception of what they look like. It sort of goes the same way for family members. If you draw your parents or siblings for instance.. it becomes a bit difficult to determine the look, because in your mind.. you've seen them in so many different ways and your brain is fighting against the way they look now. I till this day still see my little brother as being 3 years old... though now he's like 16. lol.
yeah.. they wanted their car to be in a style to the movie cars. So.. this is what I ended up with.

I know, I know I've gotta practice more. Well, believe it or not.. I would.. but I can't now..

cause I just got more work with the "Father's Blessing" for those children's books. So.. I guess it's back to the drawing board on those for while. I'm not complaining at all! I do love drawing cutesy animal characters & playful plush backgrounds. It's fun & cool because you actually get to learn a whole lot in the process. It forces you to really push yourself in the areas you are not used to.

Drawing model sheets, changing perspectives (from the standard caricature view point) & trying to emulate exactly what the writer of the story wants is certainly a challenge for me. But I love it because by the time I reach the end of each illustration, I get to joyfully sit back & stare at the picture I worked so intensely on.

Suddenly, the satisfaction sets in. The reality of all that hustling, foreboding & the tension of hardwork that was put out has finally established.. and the result is a beautiful peice of artwork! :)

Seeing it in color is a joy in itself as well. After all of it is finished.. (the books) the greatest part that I see in it will be the one thing that the majority of ppl. in this world care the least for.. and that is, the gratification I'll have for being able to work on something that lasts not only in this lifetime.. but throughout all Eternity, for the Glory of God.

Yes, I do enjoy seeing a smile come out of someone I do a caricature for.. and I do enjoy creating a gift that some one can keep.. but using a talent God allowed me to possess & serve Him with by helping His kingdom expand.. is satisfying on all levels that I wouldn't even be able to describe into words.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Origin Into Schools

A Funny Toon - by, Daniel Nuckols: (I thought it'd go perfect with this post. ;D

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Drawing my Hand

okay.. so, today I thought I'd practice hands. Now.. normally I tend to draw them by looking at books. I prefer George Bridgeman & Burne Hogarth normally.Their books rock! Very informative if you wanna do hardcore studying on the human body. And who could forget Tom Richmond's Mad Magazine Caricatures he does as well.

This time.. I used my own hand. I figured since my hands are always available for modeling.. I may as well draw them.. right? It's could to warm up your hand eye coordination before you go jumping into other things. Practice! Practice! Practice! :D
LOL! Yes, my hands are a bit boney.. which makes it tough to draw. The meatier your hands... I think.. the easier it is to draw. I had to fake a bit of meat on my hands so you could see the volume better. Woman's hands tend to be pointy at the fingertips normally anyways.. so I find it to be tougher to get good dimensions from my own hands generally. But I did my best for now.

All Drawn With: Pencil

You can see how I proggression took place as I kept drawing. That's the only way to get better.. is not give up & keep moving forward (even when you mess up). The form of the hand has so many parts to it.. and it really is incredible when you see how your own hand can be manipulated into so many forms. Hands are fun to draw!
Our bodies are so intricately made. It's a wonder how our bodies can work in so many ways. So to turn a blind eye to the truth that God intelligently designed us is to be senseless & bewildered.

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,"
(Romans 1:20)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Kevin Arnold & Paul Pfeiffer - Wonder Years

Wow.. I wonder where have the years gone? okay.. so I thought I'd try a go at Fred Savage and Josh Saviano. Just to practice my quick sketches. I'll start trying out more celebrity ones for the future. But for now here's 2 80's celebs.

Drawn With: Copic Marker - Brush Pen

If you're ANYTHING like Kevin Arnold's character was in the Wonder Years... you are like the rest of us *Guilty* in breaking God's Commandments.

Jesus said: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."(Matthew 5:28)

Hence, the need for a savior (The only One who can save us from our sins), Jesus Christ.

I Can Only Imagine - by Mercy Me

I soooooooo love this song! :)

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)

Justin Peters

Justin was here in Australia this past Sunday.. and I got to meet him! :D I was so excited cause I always miss all the best "Guest Speakers" cause they tend to all stay in the states. I totally forgot to take a picture with him though.. ah-well. He's an awesome man of God. I'm telling you.. man.. I was balling my eyeballs out by then end of the service. It was such a powerful message! Wish I coulda video taped it.

Anyways, here's Todd Friel interviewing Justin Peters on Wretched TV:

Here's a preview of one of his videos - "A Call For Discernment":

For the record, he DOES beleive that God still works miracles.. but God does it when He wants to.. but if He has a plan for a person to have any type of illness - He has allowed it to happen for a Reason... as such with Justin Peters' disease. God works through Justin to Glorify His(God's) Name.

"So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” (Exodus 4:11-12)


If you haven't seen the movie "UP" yet.. I'd suggest you go and watch it! It was awesome. I loved it. I saw it this past weekend. I would have seen it when it came out in theatres a while ago in the states.. but being I'm out here in Australia.. we're a little behind with the whole media thing. okay.. so this drawing isn't as great as the 3d stuff you'll see in the movie.. but I got inspired all the same to draw some balloons. lol. ;D I felt like I was flying up there in the sky right along with the characters as I watched the movie. It was quite spectacular visually & story wise too. Go watch it, if you haven't already!

@ Animator: haha.. yeah. I forgot to mention HOW I drew this. I actually took a photo I had of the sky from Florida. I then drew OVER it freehand in Corel Painter IX Digitally with my Intous 3 Wacom Tablet. Then, I colored it on a different layer over my sketch. And added some clouds on an additional layer too. And...waa-lah.. that was the final result. lol.

Friday, September 04, 2009

The Father's Blessing - 10 Commandment Books

Here's the books I've been working on with "The Father's Blessing". I worked on theone's you see there that are "Cleaned up" and a few of the roughs as well. Enjoy! ;D