Topic: Bible Journaling
Last week, while sitting in church, I had a sudden inspiration to draw a 'crown of thorns' using crosses to make up the thorns. I made a tiny 1-inch sketch of the idea.
Today, when I sat down to make a full-sized sketch I wondered how it would look to make those crosses from nails so they would have a sharp, thorn-like point. Well, it looked just great!
I had to switch back and forth from vines to crosses while drawing so they woud end up being interwoven. This allows some of the nails to be under a vine and some on top of a vine while the vines wrap around one another, too.
I added drops of blood below the crown and went on to the lettering.
The first phrase of the lettering is more elegant to denote the jeers of 'King of the Jews'. I colored this in purple for the purple robe they put on Him. The letters for 'mocked' have little barbs and the letters for 'crucified' are similar to the nails.
I had already written the reference in the next space so added 'He is risen' underneath that. Those letters are very upright and are colored golden yellow like the morning sun.
I went back to the scripture reference and drew the tomb with the stone rolled away.
I did the coloring on the crown with three browns colored pencils and used silver metallic pencil on the nails.
Happy Easter: He Is Risen, Indeed!