Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cover Artwork for the Jan./Feb issue of Jack and Jill Magazine

If you get a minute, stop by your local Library and check out my most recent illustration on the cover of the Jan./Feb. Issue of Jack & Jill Magazine.


- Merrill

Cover Art

Original Art

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mythical Creatures!

Some recent work for Jack and Jill Magazine!

- The Yeti

- Big Foot

- Mer Person

- Nessie (Loch Ness Monster)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Check out.... illustration in this months issue of Jack and Jill magazine.

See if you can figure out the word scrambles :-)

Let me know what you think.

- Merrill

Thursday, July 15, 2010

First attempts at sketching on the ipad

I am working on it, but I just haven't quite mastered sketching on the ipad yet. The jury is still out as to which sketching software works the best, Brushes or Sketch Book Pro.

First attempts at sketching on the ipad below:

Be back


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Huck Finn!

Character study for the late great Huckleberry Finn.

Let me know what you think!

- Merrill

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Featured Artist

Hi All,

Check out who the featured artist is on (the folks who make the modbook)



Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Layers Magazine!

My "Rock the Dock" Illustration was showcased in the 2010 March/April issue of Layers Magazine under the Digital Canvas!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Major Awards!!

2 Awards AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!

I am not sure how it happened but I was awarded both 1st and 2nd place for the Ohio AP Division III Best Illustration of 2009.

Thanks Kristen!!!

Here is what the Judges where saying:

Rock The Docks:
Great original artwork. Vibrant color and style
draw viewer in and clearly illustrates the fun to
be had at the event.

Wood Stock:
A great illustration of a timeless event. Nice use
of iconic imagery to capture the feeling of the
Woodstock era.



Monday, March 08, 2010


Caricatures aren’t normally my forte. But when presented with doing a promo piece for the Oscars (showcasing Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin). I accepted the challenge.

Let me know what you think….


Award Time again!!

A few days ago I was notified that two of my Illustration


Rock the Docks

where both nominated for the AP Best illustration of 2009.

Keep you posted!!!!


Monday, February 22, 2010


- Enjoy Merrill

Featured in......

I just happened to be scrolling through the most current issue of the "Hire An Illustrator" newsletter and just happened to notice that my work was selected to be included in this month's issue.

Check it out!!


Sunday, February 21, 2010


It's not often I post what the other side of my brain works on. Some recent pitches for a couple of logo identities.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New web-site updates

Wow!, it really has been a long time since I last posted anything. Hopefully you will take a minute and stop by the new LittleRainey site and see what has been taking up so much of my time :-) More new post on the way!

Best -


LittleRainey now on HAI!

So far so good, let the jobs keep rolling in!

Thanks Hire An Illustrator!