Saturday, March 24, 2018

Painting the Lion and the Lamb

This is my latest acrylic painting called "The Lion and the Lamb".  It's a symbolic piece displaying two animal portraits that represent the one man Jesus Christ from the book of Revelation.  The Lion stands for the "Lion of the tribe of Judah" who is the dominant king who has been given all authority on Earth and in Heaven.  The Lamb stands for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to forgive the sins of God's people.  The painting is done in a realistic style around the faces which slowly fades to an abstract and expressive style around the edges.  Overall, the painting took about 10 hours to complete and was fun and inspiring to work on!

Time-lapse videos of the process:


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

40 weeks of sketches

Just completed the 40th week of a series of mid-week sketches.  The original plan was to do this for a year in order to keep the drawing/painting skills sharp, but I decided to cut it short due to other artworks I'm currently working on.  It's been fun, but time to move on to bigger and better things.  Some of these sketches were quick and whimsical.  Some of them were more intricate and time consuming.

Here are all 40 not in sequential order: