Mj Arts Illustration 1


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The purpose of MJ Arts is to provide the individual as well as the professional community with the graphic tools they need to communicate their message to the world in a manner that is honest, attractive and in keeping with the timeless values that build society.
Marty Jones has been a professional illustrator for over three decades, and is committed to communicating a \'sense of wonder\' to the world. Using hand-drawn and digital media, he creates images in a manner that reflects the contributions of the great illustrators of the Twentieth Century; in a format suited to the Twenty First Century.

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Mj Arts Illustration 1

  1. 1. Presenting Marty Jones, Illustrator http://www.mjarts.com Part 1 A Day in the Life of an Illustrator - Where I Work
  2. 2. First Heroes for Freedom by Marcia Bjerregaard First Heroes for Freedom tells the story of Cuff, a 15 year old slave who lives on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island in the year 1778. One night his owners send him on a journey to enlist with the First Rhode Island Regiment, a military company comprised primarily of slaves. While serving in the First Rhode Island, Cuff begins to learn the meaning of freedom.
  3. 3. Oregon At Last! By Lillian Foreman Oregon At Last tells the fictional story of 11 year old Maggie, and her family, as they journey along the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. I have a personal interest in the story in that my paternal great-grandparents journeyed from Missouri and Kansas to Oregon 20-30 years after Maggie's family made their trip.
  4. 4. The Declaration of Independence by Melinda Lilly "The Declaration of Independence" is an Easy Reader version of the story of Thomas Jefferson's writing of the document that began the Revolutionary War.
  5. 5. A Day in the Life of an Illustrator - Where I Work I live in the middle of a forest “ Mikey Likes It, Too” digitally- colored graphite
  6. 6. the view from my office windows... I enjoy seeing the trees, shrubs and birds
  7. 7. My forest happens to be located in suburban Portland, Oregon... I’ve never liked yard work very much.
  8. 8. Through this door you may find wonder... “ American Heroes” digitally-colored graphite
  9. 9. Welcome to my office/studio... which is usually a mess...
  10. 10. My work day always starts at my desk
  11. 11. I surround myself with pictures; some mine...
  12. 12. Most of my pictures were painted by one of my heroes, Norman Rockwell One of my treasures, a letter from Mr. Rockwell The Four Freedoms
  13. 13. Bugs on the face of a fly... Theodore Roosevelt Abraham Lincoln Images that inspire me
  14. 14. More images that inspire me... Chinese characters that speak of persistence and determination; and an original Disney drawing created by a relative I never knew...
  15. 15. Coming up next: A Day in the Life of an Illustrator - What I Do Return to PowerPoint Index