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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Soul’s Sincere Desire

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“The Soul’s Sincere Desire.” Painted in Photoshop.

I wasn’t really happy with my execution of A Child’s Prayer, so I decided to try again with a different process, this time using a single layer and a single oil brush (Kyle Webster’s “Sargent 2017”), with the brush size kept small and with very limited undos. (Disclaimer: I did add a couple final texture layers at the end.)

I loved it. It was much more like analog painting than my normal process is, and the final result turned out much closer to the aesthetic I’ve been aiming for the whole time with these minimalist religious pieces.

Also, painting all those dots took forever.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Morning Feed

Figured it’s time to get back to doing kid lit art. This one was fun:

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“Morning Feed.” Drawn and colored in Photoshop.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Eternal Progression

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Made in Illustrator. Textured in Photoshop. From bottom to top, the triangles represent the pre-mortal existence, mortality (body + spirit), the spirit world, and the next life (resurrected body and spirit).

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Of These Emblems

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Made in Illustrator. Textured in Photoshop. The square represents the bread and the body of Christ; the circle represents the water/wine and the blood of Christ.

Monday, February 19, 2018

INRI

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Made in Illustrator. Textured in Photoshop. INRI stands for “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum,” the inscription from John 19:19.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Saturday, August 26, 2017