17.12.14

Catholic Icons

Hi, everyone! I am new at the Catholic Illustrators Guild and happy to be here. I am an iconography apprentice learning to write Catholic icons in the Russian-Byzantine tradition. The recessed and panel icons I have completed so far can be seen at my site Created Beauty. Here are two of the icons I recently finished:

 

The icons are all written using natural pigments with water-based egg tempera on wood covered with linen and traditional gesso, together with 23.5 kt gold leaf and/or silver leaf burnished by hand. Check out my site and please do not hesitate to get in touch at createdbeautyicons@gmail.com should you have any questions.

Thanks, enjoy!

Marcelle

15.12.14

New Drawing: Second Dream of St. Joseph

SECOND DREAM of ST. JOSEPH

This is the sixth drawing I have made of a Christian subject in the style of Japanese art. St. Gabriel shows a vision of the Flight into Egypt and the Miracle of the Cherry Tree to St. Joseph, who sleeps in the stable of Bethlehem next to the gifts of the Magi. I attempted to convey a sense of otherworldly urgency by having the angel’s robes and hair blown by a strong wind that affects nothing else in the picture. The text is from Emile Raguet’s classical Japanese New Testament translation of 1910: Arise, and take the child and His mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy Him.

In this work, I especially imitated the style of woodblock prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. I drew it using fine-tipped pens and calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes on an 8" &times 10" piece of Bristol board. Read more here.

New Drawing: St. Drogo of Sebourg

ST. DROGO of SEBOURG

St. Drogo of Sebourg was a twelfth-century pilgrim, shepherd and hermit. My drawing refers to all three of these stages in his life. In the foreground, I drew him as a youthful pilgrim. The path on which walks leads through a field of sheep in which he appears again as a somewhat older shepherd, and ends at the hermit’s cell built against his parish church where he concluded his life. Thus, the path represents both a literal pilgrimage as well as a figurative pilgrimage through life. Having the saint visible in two different places refers also to his ability to bilocate.

St. Drogo is the patron saint of coffeehouses. In reference to this, I drew the plants that yield coffee, tea, cocoa and vanilla in the ornamental border.

I drew the original on a 5" × 7 1/4" piece of calfskin vellum, using calligraphers’ inks applied with dip pens and brushes. 23k gold leaf and palladium leaf were used for the illuminated details. It was created on private commission. Read more here.

4.12.14

Looking for Development Artist for animated Catholic videos

I have not posted here in a long, long time, but I love seeing the artwork others are working on.  A friend of mine whose Catholic media company is being hired to produce a series of animated shorts needs a Development Artist to establish the look of the thing. It's a large project that is going to keep us very busy for a while.  I hope one of the gifted artists here can work with us. 

Anyone interested and available can contact me directly.  I think you can do that by clicking on my name, but if not, go to my website.  I'll put you in contact with the right people.  Thanks!

28.11.14

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 Lives of the Saints (and people who lived saintly lives) #7 is out now! Featuring the life of St. Vincent Ferrer! A story for our times! Just in time for Christmas! 52 pages, color cover, seven dollars, post paid! 

Get it here
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14.11.14

Retired Palette



Here's an interesting idea for an old painting palette.  I'm planning on making a support behind so I can mount it on the wall.

11.11.14

Saint Rose Duchesne Mini Book

Hi! I'm new to the Catholic Illustrators Guild, and excited to be here!  I draw coloring pages and create coloring crafts for Catholic kids.  I also illustrate for blogs like Catholic Icing, Catholic Schoolhouse and Celebrating Holidays.  I recently posted a Free Rose Duchesne Mini Book on my site: www.drawn2bcreative.blogspot.com

Check out my site and if you find yourself in need of a coloring page or cartoon illustrations, get in touch with me at drawn2bcreative@gmail.com.
 
Thanks and God Bless!
Kristen

4.11.14

Call for Artists

It's short notice, but those of you in the NYC area may be interested in submitting work:
Calling all artists, professional and amateur alike, to express and share their faith through art by participating in an exhibit under the theme: "Varying Paths of Faith" The exhibit is sponsored by St. Rose of Lima parish, Brooklyn, and deadline for submission is Novembr 7. Exhibit opening will be on November. 16. For more information visitstroseoflimabrooklyn.com or call the rectory at 718-434-8040.

31.10.14

Asia Bibi sentenced to hang


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Ven. Pius XII


"Venerable Pius XII" Gwyneth Holston. Oil on Canvas. 2014
Inspired by the painting by Carlos Baca Flor

26.10.14

The Road to Walsingham


I recently did a banner, above, and a cover image, below, for the Road to Walsingham podcasts of the various interesting lectures given at Our Lady of Walsingham Church, my old parish and the seat of the US Anglican Ordinariate.


24.10.14

Mary & Joseph

"Mary and Joseph".  Oct. 2014.  Pencil, acrylic, ink and slight digital rendering.

13.10.14

New member. Pope's Angelus

Hello,
This is my first post here. My name is Tomas and I'm from Spain, but now I'm living in Slovenia. I'm married and have a daughter.
I draw cartoons now and then for catholic media. Each week, I also draw about the Pope's Angelus. Here is one example.





In the past, I've neved paid any attention to the Pope's Angelus. However, I realize now to what extent is important for the world and for us, christians: once a week, the pope puts the thermometer to the world and proposes remedies for the evils in the world and the weakness in each of us. I wish his words would reach more people. In that sense, I think the strip is in the good track and it helps to create interest in the Pope's words.