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Scripture posters

Another experimental new project: scripture posters. Definitely leaning more on the graphic design side of things here. The other day I happened to see This Is How We Do It (a children’s book by Matt Lamothe) lying around, and seeing the cover suddenly gave me an itch to make something similar but with words from the scriptures. I’m sure others have already made designs like this, but I haven’t (till now), so here you go.

Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings (Alma 37:37)

Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings

I will go and do (1 Nephi 3:7)

I will go and do

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New abstract hymn print: Be Still, My Soul.

I’m experimenting with a slightly new style here, masking the notes (after adding noise to the outlines with SVG filters and then eroding/dilating with Imagemagick) and painting inside the mask in Procreate. (And then texturing it in Affinity Photo as usual.)

Be Still, My Soul

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New artwork: Behold My Beloved Son. Basically a Christ Visits the Nephites but with a different title, one actually from the scriptures.

I painted this in Procreate, and goodness, it messed up my back a bit. (Which is unfortunate because I really like the woodcut-style look on the white triangle. I may still do occasional pieces this way, when there’s not a billion little circles like I have here.) It’s frustrating when my spondylolisthesis keeps me from making art the way I want to. At some point I’ll probably try to figure out a way to do this style with code. (Speaking of which, I generated the circles here with a little bit of JavaScript. It was fun doing a piece that’s a little more three-dimensional.)

Behold My Beloved Son

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A few new pieces tonight. First, To Fulfill All Righteousness III:

To Fulfill All Righteousness III

And then a scripture print from 2 Nephi 2:

Art with several verses from 2 Nephi 2 laid out in it

And finally, an abstract hymn print of Where Can I Turn for Peace?:

Circles and lines representing the first few measures of “Where Can I Turn for Peace?”

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New artwork: The Time Is at Hand.

The Time Is at Hand

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New artwork: Behold Your Little Ones.

Behold Your Little Ones

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A new abstract hymn print for As Sisters in Zion:

Circles and lines representing the first few measures of “As Sisters in Zion”

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New artwork: I Give unto you Power. This takes the idea from Principles and Ordinances II and By the Laying on of Hands II and applies it to Christ ordaining Nephi. Also similar to Father’s Blessing.

I Give unto You Power

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New artwork: No Tongue Can Speak.

No Tongue Can Speak

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Scripture prints

Another new project. I wanted to do something with the words of the scriptures and came up with this style, where it’s intended to be more decorative/evocative (so legibility isn’t at the top of the priority list). It’s also a fun way to play with textures in ways that I don’t always get to with my other art.

1 Nephi 3

Art with several verses from 1 Nephi 3 laid out in it

Luke 2

Art with several verses from Luke 2 laid out in it

Mosiah 2

Art with several verses from Mosiah 2 laid out in it

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