Friday, 17 April 2015

#Believe


Often when I'm reading through the bible I stop and wonder how the characters of the bible must have reacted to some of the awesome miracles God performed before them. Whether it was Elijah gazing upon the fire being sent down from heaven upon the water soaked alter he built or the crowds who witnessed the raising of Lazarus from the dead by our Lord Jesus. They must have had looks of shear terror on their face because what they witnessed transcended the physical world they knew.
Moses witnessed many miracles but the first miracle he witnessed was God speaking out of a fire enveloped bush that refused to burn up. I wonder what his expression was at that moment. I tried to illustrate it here but I don't think I came even close.
Moses of course went on to be instrumental in many of the miracles God performed throughout the next 40 years of his life and I'm sure that gave Moses great confidence that God would redeem His people.
In our own era, we are not privy to these types of miracles yet we have something far greater, we have the word of God -- the bible. We have truth and through that truth we can have life -- abundant life.

Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, 
you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

John 20:29

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

#Dragon


This a recent illustration I did during my spare time. I love drawing woodland creatures but drawing mythological creatures can also be very rewarding. I'll have to try an elf or ogre soon.

Monday, 23 February 2015

#Warm and Cool Lighting Study


This is a recent illustration I did to practice my warm and cool lighting effects. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can guess were I took the idea of the girl holding a lighted ball from?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Study of wolves


I've been doing these studies lately of various animals and people without looking at any resources. I'm drawing completely with my own visualization of the subject. This has been helping me enormously in gaining drawing confidence. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

#Winter Fun



After glancing outside this morning and seeing all the snow we have here in Kingston,  I realized that I haven't illustrated any winter scenes this year. 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Study of a girl



I've spend most of the year so far immersed in sketching. This little girl is the inspiration for a coloured illustration I'm currently working on.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Fresh Ideas From Interacting With Children



One of the many things I enjoy doing with my four year old daughter is playing "Couch Club". We interact with some of her stuffed animals on the couch and come up with all kinds of adventures that we share together. This image that I drew in my iPad on Procreate -- an excellent app -- is of the Forest Witch and a couple of the forest animals she takes care of. She is a good witch. Of course there is a bad witch in our stories but I haven't drawn her yet. 

We have so much fun with this and our stories get as epic as anything you would find in "The Lord of the Rings" or "The Chronicles of Narnia". So take some time with your children to get lost in another world to prepare them for the great adventures and battles that lie ahead in the real world. 

It also helps me as an artist come up with fresh ideas for future story books.