Some people asked to see the color version of the Trinity Sunday image.
The Art of Colby Jones
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.
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.
While visiting a couple of my grandkids for Christmas they made requests for drawings. Since it was Christmas they both wanted Santa cartoons. One wanted Santa wearing a tutu. The other wanted a zombie Santa. One grandkid is a 5 year old girl; the other, an 8 year old boy. I’ll let you figure out who asked for what.
I made this drawing for my Christmas card. I wanted Mary to appear young; I’m told she was. I wanted the image to have a somewhat contemporary, less traditional look but still have the feel of the historical setting. You’ll have to judge whether or not I was successful.
To my friends who are not Christian or are not religious, let this be an image representing love and the hope for the future.
Color pencil on paper, 8″ X 10″