Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"On Retreat"

I went on retreat this weekend to Roslyn, a retreat center in Richmond VA.
Here is my reflection on the experience.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Tim Baron

"Wilderness" Mark 1:12-13
Artist Spotlight: Tim Baron
Tim is an artist and illustrator whose work moves effortlessly from science fiction, fantasy, and faith. I recently came across his series of spot illustrations based on the Gospel of Mark, and have been following his work ever since. The simplicity of his drawings capture the sense of immediacy that is characteristic of Mark's gospel. His powerful use of black and white, and his expressive brushwork depict the gritty nature of Mark's gospel, the image of Jesus who spends his time and energy on the fringe of society, among people who are considered unt0uchable. Tim says of the series, ". The drawings were done fairly quickly as I was reading through Mark's quickly moving gospel narrative. My goal was to draw and tell as much of the story as I could by drawing as little as I could--draw more by drawing less spot illustration."
Here are some samples of the series. You can check out more of them, and his other work on his blog, Sci-Fi Theologica. (He has also drawn some wonderful portraits of Christian writers and thinkers i.e. Thomas Aquinas, C.S. Lewis, Tolkein)

"Lowering" Mark 2:1-12
"Talitha Koum" Mark 5:35-43

But who do you say that I am? Mark 8:27-32

Thursday, April 16, 2009

photoshop creative submission

"Photoshop Creative" is my favorite art magazine. Each issue is loaded with great tutorials that are easy to follow, and it includes a disc with photos, an incredible selection of photoshop brushes, photos, fonts, textures etc. I have learned as much from the magazine as any class I have taken. Each month they have a reader challenge, in which you take one or more of the photos that they provide, and be creative with it. I liked a statue in this month's issue, and decided to submit an image.

I think the picture is also autobiographical, as it expresses some of what is left after Holy Week.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

James 1:9-18

A Graphic Translation of the letter of James from the New Testament.