Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from LittleRainey Illustration!

Grab your scissors and your tape and take a moment to remember what is was like to be a kid. Enjoy this years Holiday paper toy!

Download it here:

From My studio to Yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Yeti Paper Toy Has Arrived!

Cut him out, glue him together, and watch as The Yeti paper toy catches some mean air over top your desktop or table!! Gnarly!!

Download Here >>

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Yeti is coming!

Check back soon to find out how you can download and create your own Yeti!

© Merrill Rainey,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Work Humpty Dumpty Magazine

This is a Sneak Peak of an illustration I just finished last week for the Sept./Oct. issue of Humpty Dumpty magazine.

Pencils/Concept Sketches:

Final Art:

Current work for Jack & Jill Magazine

It's been awhile since I last posted, and I wanted to share some new/fresh work with you. So hold on to your seats, and let me know what you think.

This piece was for the hidden picture activity for the current issue of J&J.

Sketch Phases or Pencils:

Final Art:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Pirate Theme'd Drop Caps

Working on creating a series of pirate theme'd Drop Caps. Any suggestions?


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Local Non-profit work

It's fun to see my artwork hanging in windows all over my own home town! And while I am on the subject, don't forget to stop by on Sat. For the 10th year anniversary of Claires Day at the Maumee branch library,


Monday, May 02, 2011

Yarrr their be Pirate Art!

If you had a chance to check out the page of sketches that went up last Friday, take a look below for todays final solution:

- © Merrill Rainey

Friday, April 29, 2011

Random Pirate sketches

Some initial character studies for an in-progress self promotional piece.

- © Merrill Rainey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I just wrapped up yesterday, keep 'em coming!!

More recent work for Jack and Jill Magazine:

Green Pencil Rough:

Green Pencil Sketch:


- © Merrill Rainey

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In the works!

An illustration in the works for a new client, Humpty Dumpty Magazine.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

What I just turned in to Jack & Jill Mag.

Step 1) Thumbnail Sketch

Step 2) Character Development

Step 3) Final Sketch

Step 4) Final Art


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Moving at a good pace!

Almost done... getting excited to see how the final piece will turn out.

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Monday, March 07, 2011

What I am currently working on

I am under the gun to have this completed by tomorrow!! Keep your fingers crossed.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Joshua Banks

New ideas are a brewing... First character sketch for Joshua Banks (sketched on the iPad), stay tuned...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Vector Technique

In the attempt to give my Illustration work a more tactile feel. I've recently been working on tweaking my vector illustration technique. Take a look at the 2 images above and give me your thoughts.

- Merrill