I recently received an email from a pastor asking me to upload an old piece of artwork onto my ImageKind shop so he could order a print of it and I said sure, no problem… but when I finally found the twenty year old gouache painting hidden in the corner of my studio I felt like it could use a little digital makeover, so here are a few before and after shots of what I did to it.
There’s a pretty weird art show taking place in Fort Wayne, Indiana…
Several different companies have used my artwork to create custom vinyl wall coverings with. The one thing they all seemed to have in common? By the time the artwork was purchased, the printer printed it and the installers installed it, the final product seemed to end up being rather expensive.
Over the years, many churches have emailed me personally asking to purchase some of that Dennis Jones Bible Character “Wallpaper” …but sadly, no such product exists…
…but a church in Oklahoma was persistent when I told them no such product existed and together we figured out a more affordable “do it yourself” delivery vehicle for a vinyl “wallpaper”… FATHEAD… yes, those people that do the restickable vinyl football players.
We tried one as an experiment (Jonah) …it seemed to work pretty well, so we are moving forward with a few more. When their remodel is complete, I will get some photos of the finished rooms and post them here.
Who knows… Dennis Jones Custom Bible Wallpaper might be just around the corner! ha
I just got back home late last night after being on the road for three weeks. I’m currently working on several different projects for a bunch of interesting companies and I can’t tell you about any of it… other than to say there is a lot of really fun stuff currently in the works. Hopefully it will all make a grand appearance someday in the near future.
I recently had the opportunity to create illustrations for the walls of a really great church down in Memphis, Tennessee. They sent me photographs that mapped out all the appropriate wall dimensions. I imported those pictures into photoshop and roughly figured out what the different components would be for each illustration. After the wall ideas were approved, I executed the finished art and sent it to the printer. The illustrations were then printed out in sections and installed to the wall. Here are a series of pictures that show the Noah wall in progress.
One of my story apps is currently free. You can find it here in the Apple Store.
In 2005, Zondervan and I created the See With Me Bible. The concept was to tell Bible stories with pictures only, no text, a wordless Bible… a concept that was perhaps a bit too abstract for the time. After a few years, the See With Me Bible was pulled back into the shop, given a tune up, full text and re-released as the Read With Me FOR TODDLERS.
I consistently get email from people who have worn that old See With Me Bible out and want a new copy of it, but sadly, the See With Me has gone the way of the buffalo. I did find a used copy on Amazon for quite a reasonable price…
…and I just want you all to know… if you are lookin’ to spend that kind of money, I just might be able to find a few copies in my closet that I could sell you for half that price! 🙂
For those of you that may not know, I am one of three brothers and we have worked together on projects all of our lives. Before Photoshop was ever conceived, big brother Doug was manipulating photos in REAL TIME with an actual FILM camera… below is an early example. I’m getting ready to squash my little brother Donny in the first photo and lifting him off the ground with my superhuman strength in the second.
The brothers Jones are currently working together to build digital apps for children. Little brother Don has forgiven me for for the way I roughed him up in those two photos and is now (among other things) the builder of apps for his two big brothers. Also check out Doug’s brand new app called Flippy Face!
Have I mentioned that I also have three extremely talented sisters as well?
About a month ago, I was asked to help out with the upcoming sermon series at my church. The next thing you know, I’m knee deep in creating a mini Jonah comic book… which you can have for free if you happen to find yourself in Fort Wayne, Indiana on a Sunday morning at The Pointe Church. My main character seemed to morph into Wolverine with a set of pork chop sideburns and he somehow ended up on a crab boat in the Bering Sea so… all in all… an extremely accurate portrayal of the Biblical story by me… especially that crab boat part!!
Derek Taylor, (the church design guy) directed this project, gave me a layout to follow and very clear art direction such as… “ugly vomit scene, the grosser the better” …YES!!
Derek then took the assorted art assets and put together this really great promotional trailer.
Something new from The Brother Jones Brain Trust… BIBLE JIGZ!
Are you looking for the latest car crash – shoot ’em up action game app?? Well, you’re not going to find it here! Bible Jigz is not a game, there are no high scores, no time clocks, no explosions… it’s just jigsaw puzzles and they’re pretty fun to put together. If you read the teaser in the iTunes store you will discover that jigsaw puzzles are apparently good for your brain AND will help you lose weight!!
…ok, I made that last part up.
You can take a look at BIBLE JIGZ right HERE in the iTunes Store.
For everyone that had me one n done in their office pools… you lose! I just posted picture number TWO.
As many of you know, I am attempting to illustrate the entire Biblical Book Of Luke… IN MY SPARE TIME. I started at chapter one verse one and am working my way to the end of the book. I will post one new image each Monday with the text that goes with it. I will continue to post the Luke pictures both here AND on the Luke page, but eventually only The Gospel Of Luke page will have these pictures… so…
…if you would like to follow along, click over to The Gospel Of Luke website, look down the right column and click the FOLLOW button. You will receive my little epistles each week in your very own email box. To go to The Gospel Of Luke web page CLICK HERE.