This drawing was done for my 2014 Christmas card. I wanted to recognize Joseph. I wanted to show a young man, proud to be a father and delighted in his son.
Joseph, son of David, what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. He will save his people from their sins.
I wanted to complement the earlier drawing I had done of Mary and baby Jesus:(http://sircolby.com/drawings/mary-and-baby-jesus/)
Color pencil on color paper, 8″ X 9″
Some people asked to see the color version of the Trinity Sunday image.
A few years ago my pastor asked me to illustrate something for Trinity Sunday. The Father is represented by the Old Testament commandments, The Son is represented by the cross and the Spirit by a dove. I also did a color version just for the heck of it but it wasn’t used.
This drawing commemorating Easter was first posted in April 2009. I have been honored by several churches who have asked permission to use this drawing for their services. One church even used the drawing to make a very beautiful banner.
Inspired by my Pastor’s sermon. At least it proves I was listening.
I was asked to illustrate a couple of Bible verses. John 8:32 being one of them.
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Combined with that is a reference to Isaiah 40:31.
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Both verses from the New International Version (NIV).
I depicted someone not only part of the earth but bound to it and being freed. I’m not sure why I chose a dancer. Seemed like a good idea. Maybe it had something to do with “grace.” You are free to make your own interpretations.
We have maps of just about every era of world history. I realized there was one missing.
This may surprise you but it really didn’t take me long to do this.