Drew Pocza | More Mars Hill Kids stuff!
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More Mars Hill Kids stuff!

This weekend was the launch of the Mars Hill Kids new curriculum. I’m VERY happy to have been a part of it. Both as a Christian and as an illustrator. Seeing stuff “live” still blows me away. Many of my projects get sent off and all I can do is hope they turn out well. Attending Mars Hill I get to see it first hand. 

A while ago, I created a bunch of art including the MHK logo. It was developed as a coloring book. And as MH started to decorate the kids rooms with giant versions of my art, I was in awe. Standing next to them was very exciting as I eye balled every line to see if I made any mistakes. That big, it would show! And the contrast of a fat, old tattooed guy with cute art still cracks me up. 

Recently, the AD in the art department asked me to help with the first curriculum book illos. It was a tight turn around, and they let me play with a new style that helped meet the deadline. I really like the majority of the work I cranked out over those few days, but could nit pick it all to no end. I wanted every little line to work perfect and could have spent many hours on each one. However, there is something special about having a deadline. That something I love in the sketch stage that often gets lost. The rawness of the art. Sketches have soul. The finals themselves can be great, but there is that “something” factor that I tried hard to keep that in this series. And I feel it’s there.

This project was another step in the right direction for me. I want to get into Kid lit art. As much as I like business editorial, I love, LOVE, LOVE kid art.

  • Ryan Klassen

    October 18, 2012 at 3:59 am Reply

    How did you put those on the wall? Are those prints? Or did you paint them?

  • Drew Pocza

    October 18, 2012 at 4:21 am Reply

    Those are vinyl stickers basically. MH printed and stuck em!

  • Chris Cullinan

    December 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm Reply

    I like your web site, both structure and all the great images! I am going to show my children and friends your work. And thank you for furthering God’s Kingdom! Happy Christmas!

    • drew

      January 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

      Chris, Thanks for the kind words. VERY encouraging. I hope everyone you show likes the work!

  • Thomas

    October 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Can a church purchase this curriculum?

    • Drew

      October 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm Reply

      I do not have the curriculum available. But Mars Hill Church may. Look on their site. I’m starting my own stock illustration site very soon, but at this point, it will be the art only. You can sign up http://drawnbyfaith.com for a great early registration! Thanks for asking.

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