Author: Dennis

Freelance illustrator Dennis Jones can be contacted at THEDENNISJONES@GMAIL.COM

Getting Ready For Easter

The folks at Living Stones Church are getting their new building ready for Easter Sunday, and the Nursery, Toddler and Preschool rooms will all have a bit of my artwork in them.

I traveled up to Crown Point, Indiana to meet them and they told me they wanted the pictures for these particular rooms to follow the creation story. I took some photos, took some wall measurements and headed back home. I fired up Photoshop, created files with the proper room dimensions, added a 5.5 and 6 foot guy for scale, scratched out some roughs, sent them in for approval and then proceeded to create the finished artwork.

I’m pretty excited to go back some Sunday and see these three classrooms full of kids!

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Erasable Color Leads

I’ve just discovered something new! I typically like to start my drawings using an erasable blue pencil (a Prismacolor Col-Erase 20044 Blue) and then use a mechanical pencil (Pentel Twist-Erase) to finish the drawing. This process works fine, but I am constantly having to stop and hand sharpen the blue pencil. I have tried to find blue leads to use in my mechanical pencils, but they are all too brittle and not erasable at all.

Then I discovered PaperMate Erasable Color Leads. These are soft leads, fit my mechanical pencils perfectly and work like a charm… AND you can get them at your local WALMART!! …well, you can’t get them at MY local Walmart because I just bought every one they had last night… but you might want to give these a try sometime. I love em.

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