Hello again my beauties!!! Hopefully by now you’re expecting some fresh new artwork, and sure enough, I have been busily doodling away in these past few months! Time is short today, so I will skip my usual introductory ramblings and get right to it! Welcome once again to…Mike’s Digital Playground!

This first one is a logo that I designed for the Japanese Bible Study that we go to called “Nihonjin Ministry” (which translates as “Japanese (Peoples’) Ministry”). We have a sort of a basic website right now, but I was thinking it might be nice to create a new one soon, and so I designed this logo as a kind of artistic “down payment” in that project. You can’t go wrong with the rising sun motif, eh? 🙂

Japanese Ministry Logo

This next one is a re-done RTS logo. The ‘real’ one is not only much simpler (no fancy shadows or beveling or textures), but also is just plain unavailable in size large enough to print; all I was able to find on Google image search were teeny-tiny little logos like this one:

RTS logo realSo using this puny image, I simply created my own from scratch, and if I do say so myself, I think it looks WAAAAAY better than the original. Maybe by the time RTS needs to update their logo they’ll come to me first… 🙂

RTS customized logo

The next three creative goodies here are images that I specifically created to go along with some of my old audio skits that I wanted to post on YouTube. Not only are the skits themselves kind of funny, but I think that the associated images help to give you (the viewer/listener) some extra context and hopefully an extra chuckle or two. Enjoy!

Boar:

Ronald Spazenhaegger for President!!!:

Realm of Adventure:

And finally, this last one is actually a serious piece of art. I know, usually my artwork is pretty goofy, but every so often I get inspired to make some “real” art–that is, art that has more to express than simply being funny in and of itself. This piece is called “Agnus Dei,” and if you’re familiar with Christian art history, you’ll know that there have been thousands of similar images created in the past. “Agnus Dei” is Latin for “Lamb of God,” and it refers to Jesus as the lamb who was sacrificed for us to take away our sins. The seven circular “seals” on the pedestal below the lamb are the seven seals in the book of Revelation, and the circular-triangle shape behind the cross is an ancient symbol for the Trinity–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The lamb, who is in the center of everything, is flying a flag with a cross on it as a sign of victory. Everything is about Him! Amen. On a more technical level, I wanted to make this image to look ancient, so I had to play around with all kinds of aging effects until I finally got the look I was searching for. All in all, I feel that this is my best piece so far–the current apex of my developing creative abilities.

Agnus dei

Well, I’ve got two other blogs to write, so thanks for viewing! Ta-ta for now!

-Mike