Category Archives: client work

This is Ella

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

I want to share with you all a project I am currently working on illustrating.

‘This is Ella’ is a beautifully written book about a vivacious little girl named Ella. This book is designed to help children see the beauty in diversity.

Ella is a fun loving little girl, just about to start school. While she may speak a little differently than you, and she may look a little different than you, she can be a really good friend.

This is a grassroots project, written by my friend Krista Lee Ewert, who also happens to be Ella’s mom.

To find out how you can support this project or to purchase the book, you can visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8716905/this-is-ella

You can also find out more at: http://www.kristaewert.com

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Battlefield Live

I recently finished up another illustration project for Cedar Springs.  It’s a promotional postcard featuring our battlefield themed lazer tag.  Yesterday I stopped by the office to pick up a copy of the prints.  I feel so blessed to live and work here.   
I did the illustrations in ink and watercolor, then tidied them up in Photoshop. 

   

Camp Elkanah Map

This is a project I finished a while back.  It was a lot of fun and a bit of a challenge as I’ve never actually been to the camp. I had lots of pictures and the camp’s old map to go on.  

I especially enjoyed adding the people and the vehicles. Adding a bit of myself to the work, the red car is based on our current vehicle. Our brave little toaster. The van is based on one of the more conspicuous family vehicles from my childhood.  My parents had eight of us kids so why not drive around in a giant yellow-orange bus? 😉

Patch the Pirate 

The homeschool group that meets at my church is putting on a play.  My friend is the talented and brave director.  Coordinating 30+ kids k-12 and getting them all to sing and smile and put on a play is no mean feat.  Anyway, I made this poster. It’s a one night performance and it should be mighty entertaining. 🙂  

  

Here are some of my favorite details. 🙂   

Monochrome

 I recently finished the illustrations for Mercy & Melons by Lisa Nichols Hickman; published by Abingdon Press 2014 (to be released in September).  All of the interior illustrations were done in watercolor.  Working with one color is a fantastic challenge.  I loved it.  COriginally we were going to go with a deep yellow ochre, so that’s the color I worked in.  Halfway through the project the client decided a brown would be better. c I have to say, as much as I love yellow, I agree, brown is a better choice here. I continued to work in the ochre for the heck of it and then cleaned them up and colored them digitally.   Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!fnoz