Thursday, March 22, 2007

revelation 1:12-16

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Started reading Revelation last weekend. Revelation has lots of strong imagery in it, so of course it's going to get some creative juices flowing. This is inspired by Revelation chapter 1:12-16. I'm planning on attempting a painting, so this is one of the sketches to start fleshing out some ideas before I hit the canvas. I kind of like how the sketch turned out tho, very bold, like the feeling of the person described in the verse. In your face.

7 comments:

Gotthammer said...

We had a competition of sorts at Greenbay one summer with this image...there were some really interesting interpretations. I really like this one as well. That's what I love about art - so many different facets!

blankpage80 said...

i think i remember you talking about that before - definintely a very cool thing about art. You can give 10 different people the same subject and get 10 completely different interpretations.

Critiques were really interesting in college, cuz we all got the same assignment, but nothing ever looked the same!

Semax said...

Interesting. (Good to see you back)
Working in an elementary school I see a lot of projects where over half the class has done the same thing. Most of the others look like the student was too disinterested or lazy to do much. Occasionally one or a few stand out as creative.

blankpage80 said...

that's interesting semax... i wonder if at that age we are still trying to fit in with everyone else, or used to doing what we are told. Maybe "standing out" doesn't develop till later in life.

Anonymous said...

I don't know; even in Kindergarten, I was very aware of wanting to have status among my little friends, of wanting to stand out. In the world of little boys, skill (in the proper "arts" of course, which typically means sports) and aggression are well respected and hard-won.

I can't remember whether I tried to make my drawings stand out; I do remember methodically taking home one or two tinker toy pieces each day, until by year's end I had accumulated an entire bag of wooden rods and wheels. My mother made me take the stuff back. I guess I didn't see it as stealing--perhaps because I was taking so little at any one time...

wg

blankpage80 said...

oh tinker toys! i played with those all the time as a kid! we (Jill & I) had an old fashioned tin full of tinker toys and built all kinds of weird vehicles with them. i think they were from my grandma's house.

thanks for the trip down memory lane wg!

Lauren said...

ah, elementary school crime....

I remember finding the song book from the Alice in Wonderland play I started in (a mouse!) at home a year or two later. I felt SOOO bad that I had "stolen" it. I still go back if someone has charged me enough at the store.