The doodles really are greener on this side!
Colored pencils on paper
This painting started out as a pumpkin design for the Chads Ford, Pennsylvania,
Historical Society’s Great Pumpkin Carve, which I have been participating in for the
last eleven years.
What inspired me to turn the design into a lasting painting was the message, made the
design so relevant. It seems the message, which echoes louder and louder as each day
passes; the force of heaven and hell are coming out of the dark and into the daylight.
The dove in the painting has always been used in mankind’s history to represent hope,
peace, and the symbol of the Holy Spirit.
The sun in the Bible is called the greater light that governs the day.
So, I used dove and the sun to represent the spiritual force of the heavenly kingdom
that is seen and unseen in our world.
The bat is known as a creature of the night, thought to be a foul creature that people
fear. The moon in the Bible is called the lesser light, which was created to govern the
night, to give light on to the earth at night.
Nighttime is mentioned in the Bible as when men do their evil deeds. Before man
invented methods to light the street and people’s homes, people limited their activity at night due to the absence of light. People with superstitious beliefs believe that
demonic creature dwelt in the shadow and would attack them if they stepped out of
the light. Another historical fact is that bandits would hide in the dark and rob night
travelers. People also worked while it was daylight, then would party, get drunk, and
sleep around at night.
The Bible mentions that those who reject God’s Messiah do not come into the light
because their deeds are evil, and they don’t want them to be exposed.
So I chose to use the bat and the moon to symbolize the dark evil kingdom of the
fallen angels. 168
The reason why the two creatures converge in the middle is because mankind is the
centerpiece that both sides are contesting for. Man kind, in the beginning, was created
as a holy creation. But just as Satan decided he was going to exalt himself above His
Creator, he went to the rest of the angels to get them to join his army to dethrone God.
When Satan and his army lost the battle for the heavenly kingdom, He turned his eyes
to conquering the earthly realm by tempting mankind, who God had gifted the deed
of the earth to. The devil possesses a snake to hold a conversation with man to deceive
them into distrusting God and leading them to disobey the commandment from God
not to eat from The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is how man became
the middle battleground.
God’s force is battling to restore mankind back to fellowship with God and regain
their citizenship in God’s eternal kingdom.
Satan and his army of fallen angels work on deceiving, afflicting, and destroying mankind in hope of taking as many as his army can drag to the eternal lake of fire, where
God will throw everyone who has denounced Him as their God and king.
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Drawing Prompt Submission
Things I learned from fairy tales.
You are indeed what you eat.
Graphite drawing in a Moleskine notebook - illustration for Grimm's fairy tale. I'm posting both the raw graphite version and the one I painted in Photoshop b/c I never know which I end up liking better!
Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William Wordsworth
Frog, moon and stars! Another one inspired by @moonchildillustrations and her #moontoberweekends prompt, this one combines two of them.
Fortunately, I had to search for really cute pictures of frogs with their mouths open.
By the way, what kind of music do you think the flies are dancing to? : .
There are many reference photos for iguanas on the internet. This drawing relies on three difference reference images. The drawing was done with a micron .005 pen and then coloring added with pencils. He was a lot of fun....I think there may be more iguanas or other lizards and reptiles in my future!
Had a go with colour pencils :)
(This one's from earlier this year)
Yellowbelly Voiceless Treefrog. Charadrahyla altipotens. Main source: https://www.instagram.com/camilojulianc/
An exercise in working up leaves and mixing greens.
Funky take on a box pattern.
5” x 5” acrylic on wrapped canvas
Doodleaddicts competition winner 'Mother Nature'
Sketch of a green tree frog I did last summer while on vacation.
trying out my new green brush pen! fits well with leaves :D