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Sketches, Scribbles, and Sharings by Illustrator and Google Doodler, Mike Dutton.

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. This is a panoramic “still” of the interactive doodle I worked on earlier this year. I hope you check out the full version if you’ve not seen it – but perhaps more enlightening would be to listen to a segment on Morning Edition about how much of the novel and its themes are still relevant today (via Betsy Bauer).

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. This is a panoramic “still” of the interactive doodle I worked on earlier this year. I hope you check out the full version if you’ve not seen it – but perhaps more enlightening would be to listen to a segment on Morning Edition about how much of the novel and its themes are still relevant today (via Betsy Bauer).

Posted on Monday, April 14th 2014

Been a little quiet here as I’m hunkering down on a project at work. Snuck in some layout studies of one of my favorite films while riding home on the bus. Can you name it? 
I’m having a helluva time figuring out how to respond to followers who post in my comment section, including to one follower who has been asking about painting setups. I promise I’m not being a jerk. So if you happen to guess the correct film, please accept an insubmissible but very real nod of approval from me.

Been a little quiet here as I’m hunkering down on a project at work. Snuck in some layout studies of one of my favorite films while riding home on the bus. Can you name it? 

I’m having a helluva time figuring out how to respond to followers who post in my comment section, including to one follower who has been asking about painting setups. I promise I’m not being a jerk. So if you happen to guess the correct film, please accept an insubmissible but very real nod of approval from me.

Posted on Thursday, January 30th 2014

Went to the Christmas tree farm we go to every year in Martinez, CA. My two-year old rode the tree dolly while Grandpa pulled. The Douglas firs are always healthy and abundant and this year was no exception. But the Monterey Pines (our favorite) are not doing so well. It made me wonder how many seasons we have left here.
I started a larger painting from the sketch, and will hopefully share something soon.

Went to the Christmas tree farm we go to every year in Martinez, CA. My two-year old rode the tree dolly while Grandpa pulled. The Douglas firs are always healthy and abundant and this year was no exception. But the Monterey Pines (our favorite) are not doing so well. It made me wonder how many seasons we have left here.

I started a larger painting from the sketch, and will hopefully share something soon.

Posted on Monday, December 9th 2013

As part of a quiet and dignified tradition for Finland’s national holiday, students don their white university caps and carry candles and torches in procession through a wintery Helsinki.
They call it, ylioppilaiden soihtukulkue.

As part of a quiet and dignified tradition for Finland’s national holiday, students don their white university caps and carry candles and torches in procession through a wintery Helsinki.

They call it, ylioppilaiden soihtukulkue.

Posted on Thursday, December 5th 2013

Explorations and drafts for todays Veterans Day Google doodle. I wanted shriners in there – A small town parade isn’t a small town parade without some shriners. Alas.

For the full story on the making of this doodle, visit my main website!

Posted on Monday, November 11th 2013