Monday, August 22, 2011

St. Peter's Keys

Here's another illustration I did for the church bulletin at Grace Lutheran. This week's reading was Matthew 16:13-20, and the part I mostly focused on for inspiration was verse 19 Jesus saying to Peter :

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven,
and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

I had a lot of fun coming up with the design for the keys and wanted to make sure they incorporated triangles in someway since 3 is such an important number. The words in the ribbon are the ancient Greek root words for loose and bind like in the verse. Hope you all enjoy! and Peace be with you!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Woah, That's Alotta Blood!

An illustration inspired by the story of Lizzie Borden and the gals over at the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast I've been listening to a lot lately. Check 'em out they are awesome! I went a little crazy with the blood but if you've seen photos of the late Mr. & Mrs. Borden then you know this is not really an exaggeration. And here is a poem, which I recently learned was a falsehood thanks to the aforementioned podcast but is entertaining none the less.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.