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Sunday, 29 September 2019
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another hymn was chosen for art that was indeed in my book but that I had never heard. We obviously grew up with a limited repertoire and a different one than some others. I wonder if the distinction is regional. It isn't denominational as the book I am using is the hymnal from the denominationn in which I grew up.

In any case, I focused on the aspect of prayer and chose a scripture to reinforce this. 

I lettered over the musical staffs and then added several stickers to fit the theme.

In celebration of Psalm 116:1-2



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:53 PM PDT
Monday, 23 September 2019
God Will Take Care Of You
Topic: Hymnal Art

My hymnal is really looking good as I add more artwork to it. This week the assigned hymn was 'God Will Take Care Of You'.

I pulled out my envelope of stickers and created a sticker collage on this page. Instead of using the song lyrics I chose a scripture with the same theme. The letter dots are stickers, outlined in ink. Then I lettered the rest of the verse over the sticker bookmark using Prismacolor marker.

More stickers for borders and a gold sticker for the open bible.


Doesn't Isaiah 41:10 fit this hymn perfectly?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 16 September 2019
Does Jesus Care
Topic: Hymnal Art

The assigned hymn to work on this week was 'Does Jesus Care'. Of coourse we KNOW he does and this song confirms it.

I didn't want to have to do a truly photographic version of a face so I found a photo of a sculpture which automatically gave me a gray-scale image. I drew the defined lines with Prismacolor marker and did all the shading with regular graphite pencil.

I may need to spray this with a fixative to keep it from smearing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 9 September 2019
Abide With Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

There is such satisfaction in doing artwork in my hymnal. I decided to use some fancy lettering for this hymn and liked it so much that I am going to create a lesson to teach this lettering style.

The black lines are Prismacolor marker and I did the letter fills with gold glittery gel pen (Signo brand).



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 31 August 2019
He Hideth My Soul
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another assigned hymn to illustrate.

I had in my mind exactly what I wanted and had to search for just the right elements for reference material. I needed a hand (I used a photo of my own), a split rock (found photo on Pinterest) and a flower (which I edited so it looks nothing like the reference photo).


I colored this page with markers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 26 August 2019
Faith Of Our Fathers
Topic: Hymnal Art

For this hymn I borrowed from one of the Drawing 101 lessons I took a while back. One of the photos we were given to work from was called Dorothy Church and we drew it in pencil - learning aout multi-point perspective.

I used the same building - drawing from my own original drawing, but this time in ink.

Markers were used for the coloring.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Jesus Loves Me This I Know
Topic: Hymnal Art

With a hymn so familiar to all I wanted an illustration that had a lot of symbolism. I went with the hands of Jesus holding the earth and then turned the earth into a heart.

I references John 3:16 to tie it all together.

I used markers for the coloring.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
A Sure Foundation
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is another hymn assignment that immediately brought an image to mind. I used a similar illustration in my bible quite some time ago with a scripture that refers to the cornerstone.

The original idea for the cross built into the corner was one I saw on Pinterest - I think it was for a conference advertisement but I am no longer sure about that.

This page is colored with markers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 19 August 2019
Everybody Sing!
Topic: Hymnal Art

I took most of July off from this activity as I did not want to do 4 weeks of patriotic hymns. One was plenty.

When I saw the name of this hymn I immediately thought of the stacked up animals in the children's book: The Bremen Town Musicians. I don't remember what the book was about so no idea how well it fits, but I just wanted that illustration.

I colored using markers.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:01 PM PDT
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Hymnal Art - Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Topic: Hymnal Art

I didn't realize how closely the lyrics of the chorus of this hymn reflect the verses in Lamentations3:22-23. 

I didn't have any inspiration for illustrating the lyrics so I filled with hand-drawn flowers which I colored with markers.

I love finding little cross-references like this!




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 28 June 2019
Hymnal Art - America the Beautiful
Topic: Hymnal Art

Our leader in the group of hymnal artists assigned a whole month of patriotic songs for this week and through the month of July. I want my hymnal to reflect worship more than nationalism so I completed just this one patriotic song.

I created the words with a sticker set. The color bands represent the lyrics (not in order) as 'spacious skies', 'purple mountains majesty', 'amber waves of grain' and ' the fruited plain'.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Hymnal Art - Go Tell It On the Mountain
Topic: Hymnal Art

This hymn is often sung at Christmas - so much that we think of it as a Christmas song. But the lyrics go way beyond that.

this was not included in my hymnal so I decorated a page printed from online. I used markers for the color, brush pen for the blak lettering and white paint pen for the letter outlines and snowcaps.

The completed page was trimmed to size and tipped into the gutter of the song book.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Hymnal Art - A Might Fortress Is Our God
Topic: Hymnal Art

Unlike last weeks hymn, THIS one I recognize!

I went the traditional route of illustrating the word 'fortress' with just that, using a photo as reference and completing the artwork in markers.

I hope nobody ever wants to play the music in my hymnal as it is difficult to read with black lines and coloring all over the page!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 7 June 2019
Hymnal Art - I Am His And He Is Mine
Topic: Hymnal Art

Even though this hymn is in my denominational hymnal, I don't think I've ever heard it. Since I don't read music, I have no idea what the tune is. So I went strictly off the lyrics for my art and lettering.

Very simply completed with markers.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Hymnal Art - For the Beauty of the Earth
Topic: Hymnal Art

In doing art journaling in my hymnal, the next song assigned was For the Beauty of the Earth.

This hymn was not in the book I own so I copied from online. Then I copied over it a print of a collage I did several years ago.

I used yellow highlighter to enhance some of the art that was already yellow to punch up the color a bit. Then I continued by highlighting the title and a bit of the lyrics.

The completed page was cut to size and tipped into the gutter of the hymnal.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 25 May 2019
Trust and Obey
Topic: Hymnal Art

I was ar a Bible Journaling Retreat and we all got lots of goodies donated by companies and the leaders. I gained a couple of sets of alphabet stickers among my new treasures.

Then the assignment came to decorate the song 'Trust and Obey' in our hymnals.

I started with the block letter stickers but soon realized that they were not a consistent size so they looked a little sloppy. I pulled out the second set of letters which were in a combatible color and of letters on little dots.

So I placed matching letters in random places, stacked on top. Still not quite right so I outlined all the stickers in fine line black pen. That's better!

I had matching strips of border stickers which I employed as divider elements and outlined those as well.

I used gold peel-off sticker trim at the top and bottom as a finale.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:14 PM PDT
Monday, 20 May 2019
Topic: Hymnal Art

Monday means it's time to show another decorated song in my hymnal. This is such a fun new craft.

The assigned hymn this week is Onward Christian Soldiers. I remember how we used this to march in Vacation Bible School when moving between activities!

I traced an image I had painted durint the 31 Days of Watercolor Painting last July.

This time I used colored pencils for the coloring medium.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:44 PM PDT
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Can't Stop Singing
Topic: Hymnal Art

Amazing how many of these hymns we've been assigned that are not in the hymnal I am using. I remember singing them as a kid but, somewhere along the way, somebody decided they didn't need to be in the book any more. Harumph!

I end up finding a printable copy online and adjusting the size so it will fit into the hymnal I have. I do the art and coloring before I trim it down and glue it into the gutter.

I found a clip-art image to guide me in the features of this lady's face.

Her hair is all original! This is colored in pencils.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:24 PM PDT
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Sometimes It Just Comes Together
Topic: Hymnal Art

Mostly, when I can't think of an image that illustrated a scripture or a song, the easiest thing to do is flowers.

For this Easter hymn I decided to do lilies like the ones I taught in the Drawing Room lesson last year.

But once I got to the stage of coloring I decided to color like stargazer lilies because they have the most beautiful pink streaks and fascinating dots on the petals.

I used these on the hymn with colored pencils as the medium.


These came out exactly how I envisioned them!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:16 PM PDT
Monday, 22 April 2019
Easter Hymn
Topic: Hymnal Art

For our hymnal art this week we were assigned Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, a celebration of Easter.

I was carried along by all of those Aleluias at the end of every phrase!

I used principles learned in the Whimsical Sketching class to combine flowers that I have taught in the Drawing Room at creative-bible-journaling.com.

Here is my Easter garden:

I used a wide gray line on the left and bottom of each element to make them raise off the page.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:02 AM PDT

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