Gallery for the Dramatic Over Use of Symbolism

I’ve continued to contemplate Biblical things and this has led to some paintings of mysterious symbolism. Maybe weird, maybe overused. They come mainly from ideas and images I get while reading the text.
Here is one that may look a bit familiar, from the beginning of John:
heart strings

I’m still not happy with the way I draw guys, sigh….. they always look so boring when I draw them. Where is the emotion?!?!?!?

That’s probably why I immediately went back to drawing my favorite things, girls and cats. In this case: a lion. Did you know that the daughter of a lion is also a lion?
daughter of a lion

I think this is a very strange image. Not because of the content so much as the color and composition. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something about it is just kind of weird…

And last but not least: After showing my images from John to my art group and going on about how I liked movie trailers, they challenged me to draw a trailer for the book of John. And so I did. It’s actually a really long scroll of brown paper that reads like a long continuous comic strip. Here’s a piece:
slice of scroll

The scan looks so unfortunate I was not inspired to document it any further via scanner. The actual object though is pretty intriguing if I do say so myself. I’ve never really done anything like it before. So I will say again: more to come!


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