Monday, September 30, 2013

Archangels and St. Jerome

I meant to post this yesterday, which was the feast of the three Archangels of whom we know the names, but didn't have time. I originally developed these designs for them for a children's book about Christmas and the Incarnation. I've written it, but more work is needed before finding somewhere to try submitting it.

And today's memorial was St. Jerome. I've said before, one thing I want to do with this project is show saints with a variety of emotions. I like that St. Jerome was often so very grumpy. Gives one encouragement.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Our Lady of Walsingham coloring page

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, the patroness of my parish! It was one of the earliest ever Marian apparitions, happening in England in 1061, to an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman named Richeldis.

One interesting thing about this image of Our Lady is that the devil is represented by a toad rather than a snake. Anyway, doing this coloring page was one I was looking forward to, but I think I'll still want to do a more definitive-for-me rendition in the future.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Three Ships pub sign

Today was the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham, the patronal feast of my parish. (the actual date's Tuesday, but because she's our patron we get to celebrate it on Sunday.) The Knights of Columbus, to celebrate, wanted to set up an English pub behind the parish hall. And every English pub needs a painted sign. So I was commissioned to paint one, like Gabriel Gale from The Poet and the Lunatics!

The three ships refer both to the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria (since they're the Knights of Columbus) and to the ships from the Christmas carol, "I saw three ships come sailing in" so the Virgin Mary and Christ are there.

Here it is in action:

 I'm noticing a nautical theme in my art lately.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pavilion sketches

Sketching people without their knowledge. ^_^

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I realized today that in doing the coloring pages for the whole liturgical year, I've covered the five Glorious Mysteries. So I decided to make them available as a set, like I have with the Luminous Mysteries. Just check out the Mysteries of the Rosary button in the above bar, or click here.

By the way, I think these are some of the best work I've done in the entire coloring book so far. If you already have a subscription, you already have or will get these, but if you don't, they're worth getting.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Minnesota pictures

They trickle in as I get rolls of film developed.

These were taken with 35mm film on an Olympus Infinity.

Monday, September 9, 2013

St. Peter Claver coloring page

Today is the feast of St. Peter Claver. For his page, I wanted to get down to it and show him in the hold of a slave ship, though I'm sure I didn't draw it as awful as it really would have been.

As I've been doing this coloring book project, themes seem to develop for each month. They come from a combination of what the feasts are, what scenes I choose to show, and my interpretation and experience thereof. This work is kind of becoming my prayer life, (because I'm not very good at maintaining a regular one ^^; ) so it's quite personal. May's theme was emotion, June's action; July's a 'haunting' nature. So for September, with this, Our Lady of Sorrows, the Korean Martyrs, Padre Pio, Januarius, Lorenzo Ruiz who was martyred via tsurushi, etc., the theme to me was suffering.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Exaltation of the Cross coloring page, September pages

I just sent out the September pages of the Liturgical Calendar Coloring Book. Included were:

St. Gregory the Great
St. Cuthbert
Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Peter Claver
The Holy Name of Mary
St. John Chrysostom
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (above)
Our Lady of Sorrows
Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Januarius
Saints Theodore of Canterbury and Adrian the Abbot
Saints Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Chong Hasang
St. Matthew the Evangelist
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Our Lady of Walsingham
Saints Cosmas and Damian
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Saints Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel
St. Jerome

(That's the list for the USA Ordinariate calendar. The USA calendar doesn't have Cuthbert, Theodore and Adrian, and Our Lady of Walsingham. General Roman calendar doesn't have those and Peter Claver.)

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Where the Wind Takes Us

My entry for a Wind Waker fanart contest that Nintendo is holding. I tried to emulate three kinds of imagery used in the game. The center is inspired by the bright, softly shaded graphics of the upcoming remake, Wind Waker HD (the release of which this contest celebrates;) the next section by the stained glass-style official artwork, and the outermost section by the woodcut-style ingame images of the legend of the ancient hero. That outer bit was the big challenge: it's a real block print, though with foam instead of wood, and I hadn't done that for years.  I think it turned out quite well, and here's hoping I win!