Ben Crowder

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I’m slowly getting back into doing non-religious art, and What Do You Mean, “What Are You Doing?” is my first real entry there. It started out as a random doodle in pencil, which I scanned and then redrew in Procreate Pocket on my phone, which is also where I did the coloring and texturing.

With this piece, by the way, I found that a) working on an iPhone 11 really, really makes me miss the pressure sensitivity on my old iPhone 8, and b) I’m at the point where I’ve finally decided to start saving up for an Apple Pencil and iPad. I’ve hesitated to go down that path since it’s an expensive one (the iPad part, that is), but the benefits are now pretty clear to me.


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New artwork: Prodigal Son.


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New artwork: Mine Angels Round About You.


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New artwork: Light of Truth and Love.


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New artwork: Families Can Be Together Forever.


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Another new painting based on a hymn: When Our Heavenly Parents We Meet.


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The Angels of God Were There

The Angels of God Were there

A reference to Francis Webster’s testimony about his experience in the Martin Handcart Company (as quoted in Gerald Lund’s book Divine Signatures, p. 90–91):

I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, I can go only that far and there I must give up, for I cannot pull the load through it… I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. And I knew then that the angels of God were there.


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Their Work and Glory II

Their Work and Glory II

The two triangles represent Heavenly Father (left) and Heavenly Mother (right). The brown circle represents the earth, and the smaller triangles represent us, their children.


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The Third Day

The Third Day

A reference to Matthew 20:19. The light circles represent the stone in front of the tomb, and the dark rectangle represents the empty tomb.


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No Respecter of Persons

No Respecter of Persons

A reference to Acts 10:34–35, and a denunciation of racism in any form. The systemic racism has got to go. The police brutality, too.


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