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
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.
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? 😉
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. 🙂
These are two little paintings I did on commission this week. It’s been a while since I broke out the oil paints so it was really fun. They are for a pair of twin sisters, commissioned by the fiance of one of the sisters. Super sweet of him, don’t you think?
The second in the series of illustrations I have been working on for Westword International. I am really pleased with how the colors and textures came out in this one. Great photo references helped a lot.
I’ve been working on some illustrations for a wonderful missionary organization: Wordsower International. A really great ministry putting James 1:27 into practice. They have orphanages, schools and church plants in Haiti, Ghana, Liberia and Kenya. Housing and caring for hundreds of orphans. This is the first of several illustrations I’ll be doing for them. All of the reference photos are from the Wordsower International website.I’ll be handing this and subsequent illustrations over to the designers working with the ministry to be used as they see fit. Hopefully God will use these paintings to bless the good work of His servants at Wordsower International.
This is the last of the doggie comics I will be doing for a while. I’ve really enjoyed providing the Pet Connection with these silly little doodles, but all good things must end.