January 4, 2018

The Advent Storybook - Kickstarter Goal Reached!

The Advent Storybook reached its funding goal, thanks to over 120 extremely generous supporters! God willing, the book will be available Fall 2018 through our publishing partner. But first... lots of work ahead!

Learn more about the upcoming children's book at AdventStorybook.com or on our Kickstarter showcase.

December 4, 2017

The Advent Storybook - Now on Kickstarter!

The Advent Storybook is a beautifully illustrated children's book with 25 daily readings for the month of December. The book traces, throughout history, God’s recurring promise to send our Rescuer. Families can have an opportunity to connect each day and reflect on what matters most during the Christmas season.

The book is written by Laura Richie​ and she is planning to have me illustrate it. But first, she is running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to make it all possible.

You can help bring this project to life by pre-ordering a copy on Kickstarter, or sharing it with someone who might be interested.

Find out more about The Advent Storybook

November 21, 2017

The Advent Storybook -- Coming soon to Kickstarter!

Introducing The Advent Storybook, a new project coming soon to Kickstarter​!

The Advent Storybook is a beautifully illustrated children's book with 25 daily readings for the month of December. The book traces, throughout history, God’s recurring promise to send our Rescuer. Families can have an opportunity to connect each day and reflect on what matters most during the Christmas season.

The book is written by Laura Richie​ and she is planning to have me illustrate it--but first, she will be launching a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to make it all possible.

If you'd like to pre-order one or more copies of the book (releasing Fall 2018), or otherwise support the project in some way, please check out the Kickstarter campaign in about two weeks! You can learn more about the Kickstarter compaign on the author's blog.

Here's a preview of my illustrations for the book:

October 5, 2017

Redeem Halloween

Graphic art for a Halloween event called "Redeem Halloween", which seeks to provide a safe and positive space for families and kids, focusing on the light and life of the season rather than darkness and death. The traditionally sinister pumpkin, bats, and night are turned upside down with a festive world full of joyful light.

If you have a similar event for your church or community this fall, this image is available for licensing. Contact me for details.

Harvest Party Artwork

Some new artwork for rebranding our church's annual Harvest Party. In past years it was mainly for kids but this year we're opening it up to all ages, so I wanted to make something that can attract young families but still appeal to adults as well.

Available for licensing if you have your own Harvest Party or Fall Festival coming up. Contact me for details

August 15, 2017

Minor Prophets, Major Mission

Illustration for a church sermon series called "Minor Prophets, Major Mission." The "minor" prophets are the group of shorter writings from prophets like Jonah, Amos, Haggai, etc. Though brief, their stories can teach us much about faithfulness, adversity, and living on mission—lessons to carry forward in our lives today.

See more of my illustrations for churches and ministries.

If you'd like to use this artwork for teaching or publishing purposes, please feel free to contact me about licensing options.

May 11, 2017

Tick Tock

Our days are numbered... what will they count for? This illustration accompanied a series of talks about the wisdom in learning to "number our days" correctly. A man contemplates the urgency of his time on earth, overshadowed by a giant clock tower.

Our time in life is precious and limited, how can we make the most of it to fulfill the opportunities God gives us?

See more of my illustrations for churches and ministries.

If you'd like to use this artwork for teaching or publishing purposes, please feel free to contact me about licensing options.

April 13, 2017

Aftermath

Illustration for a new teaching series launching on Easter Sunday. The theme is about learning to see our problems differently—through the resurrection of Jesus, hope is never lost.

A shipwrecked man perseveres, looking outward for help instead of despair. In the aftermath of our struggles we can do the same. If we adopt the right perspective, our problems can become the starting point for growth and change.

See more of my illustrations for churches and ministries.

If you'd like to use this artwork for teaching or publishing purposes, please feel free to contact me about licensing options.

February 23, 2017

Interview Podcast with the Society of Illustrators LA: Ian Dale

I'm featured in this month's The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles podcast with SILA President Santosh Oommen. You can hear about my journey to becoming a freelance illustrator, and some key perspectives for artistic & personal growth that made a difference along the way.

Listen on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/sila-iandale

December 2, 2016

Interview for Voyage LA Magazine

Voyage LA magazine recently featured me as an "Inspiring Story" for the Pasadena region of southern California. I was interviewed about my adventures as an illustrator, how I got started, and what drives me to keep going despite the challenges.

The interview was a great opportunity to reflect on my 10-year journey of freelancing and what motivates me most. I am so thankful for the growth and opportunities that have come, even through the many difficulties along the way.

Read the interview at VoyageLA.com