Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Starting that Christmas Cheer

Just incase I forget to say it, Merry Christmas to all!!!

This is a recent illo for the Medina Gazette Newspaper.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New BW Sample #1

Trying to keep my illustration style fresh. I have been trying to develop a new B/W vector based illustration style.

Let me know what you think of sample #1.

More to come.

- Merrill

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Family Game Night

This piece was for a newspaper article on Family Game Nights.


- Merrill

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Tricks or Treats and everything Sweet! Monsters, Goblins, Ghost, sure are Neat!
Creeks and Cracks and Spooky Eyes, Skeleton Bones and Witches Fly
Pumpkin eyes flicker, Mummies moan and Frankenstein stomps up & down the Street and who would have thought that even ghost like to Trick or Treat? Apples, Cookies, rocks or Gum, it doesn’t really matter what is in your bag as long as you or the unknown around, are haveing fun!

- Merrill

Illustration and poem © 2008, Merrill Rainey. All rights reserved

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Fall!!

Happy Fall! This is a recent illustration of mine for a client who was writing a story on the Fall Equinox.

Enjoy - Merrill

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Our Mission Statement

One of the best things about my wife being a second grade elementary school teacher is that whenever she needs some kind of artwork or illustration she comes to me.

This always gives me the opportunity to try something new and show it off to the worst critics of all, kids!!

This particular piece was for her class mission. Let me know what you think.

– Merrill

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Creatve Shake!!

LittleRainey now on the Creative Shake!!!!!!

It was time to try something new for generating freelance work. So stop on by and check it out.

- Merrill

PS. I hope you have enjoyed the renovations to my blog.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Some days we can all relate with this kid.

I have been experimenting more lately with simplifying my work. This piece was created with a charcoal pencil with a light wash of color behind it. Let me know what you think.

Post soon,
- Merrill

Finally!!! LittleRainey Updated

Come check out the new LittleRainey web site and see what LittleRainey has been up to!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I wondered, as I watched Jimmy's seeds grow into full grown plants in a matter of minutes, what sinister plan he was up to now!


– Merrill