Faircreek Church

August 4, 2009

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I was in Ohio last weekend and dropped in on the folks at Faircreek Church. They were kind enough to give me a tour of the environment I created for them. It’s really interesting to see the illustrations I created on a computer transformed into gigantic pieces of artwork.

The Comments

david

forget disneyland, I gonna get me some of that there faircreek church!

Terry Elliott

That really is amazing. Did they make your artwork fit to the size of the walls or did they send you the dimensions?

Jeff

Wow I’m changing churches.. The only art I have up at Pleasantview is in the mens room on the door.. Awesome Work!!

Doug Jones

How did they do this? Is it printed on something and attached to the walls?

Dennis Jones

…ok, well, I was sent a little sketch of the interior walls with no specs attached and when I asked for sizes I was told not to worry, they would make it work… so I came up with a bunch of ideas, they were approved, I did the final artwork, sent it in… it was then turned into huge vinyl wall coverings and installed…

Jeff

Didn’t Leonardo make it big tagging churches?

Dennis Jones

…which one of the mutant turtles was he again?

Jeff

I think the one with the with the whoopin stick..

Don Jones

MAN! those look good. AND BIG! Nice job… I see some Super Hero Bible Illos to fill out the areas… Nice.

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FishMonger

August 15, 2009

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As pathetic as it may sound, I was all excited to watch the hometown Indianapolis Colts play a little preseason football last night. I only watched the first quarter. The Colts ran a grand total of 6 plays during that time while the Vikings drove the ball up and down the field at will. I shut the TV off in disgust, went upstairs and painted this fishmonger.

And, yes… he’s disgusted with the Colts defense, too.

The Comments

Don Jones

NFL Preseason… I just don’t feel it this year. I am curious about the Chiefs and their Patriot-imported QB… Not sure if I can stand to watch an entire game at this point. Where’s Lenny when you need him?

Dan Lietha

I liked the Vikes vs Colts game! Of course it makes a difference that I am a Vikings fan. The Colts usually don’t place winning preseason games as a priority, do they? The sad thing is my Vikes have not seemingly placed winning games during the regular season as a priority. So at the end of this upcoming regular season, you may still end up happy and me, not so much.

Dennis Jones

…hey, I think the Vikings got the real deal when they picked up Sage Rosenfels in the off-season… that guy literally shredded the Colts last season and the Texans should have won that game except Rosenfels decided to run for a first down in the fourth quarter, jumped up in the air, got smacked real hard, spun around in the air three times, lost the ball and the game… but seriously, before that he looked great… really!

chelessa

is about the egles mike vike

chelessa

is about the egles mike vike

Dennis Jones

…I’m pretty sure that was a hot sports opinion… I’m just not exactly sure about what…

Dan Lietha

Just saw this on a Vikings web site: The loss Friday to the Vikings was the 17th time in the last 20 preseason games that the Colts have lost. Considering they have won 12 or more regular season games each of the last six years, it begs the question just how important is winning preseason games? To Colts, not very important.

Dennis Jones

…hey Dan, I’ve really only been a Colts fan since I moved to Indiana… I grew up in Missouri and my favorite team has always been the Kansas City Chiefs… so keeping in mind that we are around the same age, all I have to say is…

SUPERBOWL ‘69… Vikings-Chiefs… SCOREBOARD!!!

JEFF

I don’t have to worry about it. Dallas has been mathmatically eliminated from NEXT years playoffs… And I believe the young Chelessa was talking about the Eagles new theme song “Who let the Dogs Fight” Who who who?

Dennis Jones

…hey, at least Dallas has a brand new multi-gajillion dollar football stadium where you can go watch the game on a gigantic TV screen!

JEFF

No I’m helping pay for it so that means I will NEVER be able to afford to go. I want to build the largest stadium, make millions of dollars per year and I want the city of Arlington to pay for it.. and they said yes. WHAA?

JEFF

By the way.. This would make a great background for my aquarium… Do ya mind?

Dennis Jones

…I would be honored to have my artwork grace your fine aquarium…

…and I feel your pain on footing the bill for that new football stadium… I had the privilege of helping to pay for the Rangers new stadium when I was temporarily a Texan…

Paul Taylor

Nice….now you know how I feel when I watch my beloved Buckeyes play in a bowl game. Nice work Dennis. By the way, years back I remember seeing a George Washington sketch you had done. Was that for a book or just for fun?

Doug Jones

Brett Favre has just signed a deal to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol… you read it here first!

Jon Slone

I’ve got a hilarious pic for you to try, maybe in your doodle book. One of the all time greats is Gene Wilder. Try a Dennis Jones rendition of him and his wild hair from 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Your take on that genius should be fun to peruse!

JEFF

The only thin Jerry Jones needs to build is a few viable liver cells. Hic,,Burp,,

JEFF

Thing…sorry, it looks like I’m the one who’s been drinking.

August Imaginefx Magazine

August 10, 2009

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Steve Harpster sent me a kind email saying he had kinda lost track of me, (the story of my life) but when he saw the short blurb about my website in ImagineFX he had rediscovered me. A short blurb? … in ImagineFX? …Wha…? I didn’t know anything about any short blurb in ImagineFX. I sprinted out to Barnes and Noble, picked up the August issue and sure enough, right there on page 26, bingo! I am apparently on their radar for some odd reason. Thanks for the heads up, Steve.

The Comments

Don Jones

Here we go, Gothic Art… Cow with an uzi… Dennis, this is fantastic press. Keep up the good work.

Doug Jones

The cover says “Paintings that Pop” that’s probably why they put your gun toting cow in there…

Dennis Jones

…my two boys both call me pops… maybe that’s it…

Doug Jones

I find it curious that we can change our headline title and fix whatever bug we get sometimes that sends you off into spam city…

Don Jones

Have either of you two ever ingested SPAM? Seems I did once and it was really on the salty side…

Dennis Jones

…I used to ingest spam but then I went into my Preferences folder and turned on the spam blocker…

Don Jones

I do that too… but mine I find in the medicine cabinet and is called DiGel.

Don Jones

Excuse me for sounding and typing like an idiot.

JEFF

Did that say $15.00 for 1 copy WOW! I’m sticking with comic books.

craig schutt

Guess I’ll have to hunt down that August issue, Dennis. I have been known to purchase a copy of ImagineFX every now and then. Strictly for the articles, you understand… Next thing you know that cow will pop up in an issue of Heavy Metal!

Dennis Jones

…I’ve bought quite a few over the past couple of years as I’ve tried to unravel the mystery of digital painting…

Wolfskin Runner

August 14, 2009

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I read a book this summer called Thunderhead and it had some crazy characters in it called “wolfskin runners” that ran around in the dark and creeped people out. The ones in the book were much scarier than my picture here. My wolfskin runner looks like a guy wearing a funny hat, and the one thing we all know is this… the key to good quality humor… a funny hat.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Are Wolfskin runners anything like Homestar Runner?

Don Jones

If you want to crank the humor up a knotch… I usually ditch my funny hat and use a lampshade.

JEFF

Or he would have put the skin on Backwards… That would kick up a Yuk or two.

Dennis Jones

…perhaps the tried and true, two pencils hanging out his nose?

Miami Vice

August 26, 2009

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My wife and I decided to do one last something before the summer was over, so we flew down to Miami and floated around in the water for a week. We did have one celebrity sighting… Dennis Rodman in all his glory. Of course, now I’ve got a soar throat and am sneezing, but I suppose that’s the price you pay for a little R & R on the beach… or perhaps that’s the price you pay for standing next to Dennis Rodman… not sure which.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Congratulations! You were selected to bring Swine Flu back from Miami to the poor folks of Indiana. They will forever be in your debt.

Dennis Jones

…can you get swine flu from bacon?… ‘cause we have half a gajillion tomatoes coming out of the garden right now and we’re eating BaconLettuceTomatoSandwiches like there’re going outa style…

Jeff

As the official Medical consultant of Bro. Jones, No you cannot get the “Pig Fever” from eating bacon. However standing next to a hygiene bomb such as Rodman can lead to some serious problems. If you doubt the factual nature of my comment, just look up a current picture of Madonna..

Nik

I like the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer is in the hospital and he walks in a room to see a person who he thinks is a pigman, and the government is creating a race of “Pig Warriors”..LOL

Don Jones

Ironic you mentioned Miami Vice… a friend from church was dining in downtown Aurora, MO at Bootleggers last week and in the booth next to him was Don Johnson (Miami Vice). He was home visiting his mother in Crane, MO.

Dennis Jones

…hey Jeff… Hurricane Bill messed up our return flight from Miami and we got stuck in Texas and had to spend the night in Arlington… if it hadn’t been so late, I woulda given you a call…

Jeff

I worked in surgery 24 years remember? Late is not an issue…I could have saved ya hotel costs at least.

Dennis Jones

…it was that 24 years of surgery that landed you the plum job of official Medical Consultant to Brother Jones, you know…

Don Jones

Dr. Jeff,
I have a slight pain in my left elbow and I don’t even play tennis… please diagnose and forward a prescription to relieve this pain. Thanks.

The “Ripleys” Guy

Don, Don Johnson is my wife’s cousin so if you ever need him to play in the HAH Tour, just let me know! His grandfather and her grandmother were brother and sister, so they are obviously pretty close… (NOT) Believe It or Not!

Jeff

Don, this is an easy fix. Switch the remote control to your right hand and the pain should go away towards the end of football season.

Don Jones

I don’t believe it… yes I do. It’s a small world, especially down here in the sticks of Christian County.

JEFF

Dennis, Please add my son to your prayer list at church Sunday..It looks like his brain tumor has reoccurred..

Dennis Jones

…so sorry to hear about that, Jeff…