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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 17 December 2020
All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name
Topic: Hymnal Art

OK, so I maybe went a little overboard on the background color... It almost obliterates the musi.

I combined stickers from a multitude of sources to build this collage of green and gold.

The letters are from two sticker sets, the top and bottom borders are stickers. The gold metallic window and facing doves are from the same brand as well as the gold crosses at the four corners. Another sheet of stickers yielded up the tall crown and my Happy Planner florals provided the arrangement at the base of the window. A clear set of scripture sticker sheets gave me the cross for the center of the window.

The background is all markers.


The top border covers up the title of the hymn on this page where the hymn fills only 2/3 of the sheet.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:18 PM PST
Thursday, 10 December 2020
I Will Sing Of The Mercies Of The Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is another case where the assigned song was not in my hymnal causing me to decorate a copy from the internet and tip it into the gutter.

From Pinterest I got the idea for the way the staff flows around the treble clef. I added the text using a font 'follow'.

Making dots of color with pastel markers helps to blend one into the other.


When I use these hymns from alternate resources and they include a page number I tip them into my book at the same spot as if they were original to it. I also add them to the index and indicate the page number there.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:59 AM PST
Friday, 4 December 2020
He Leadeth Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

The sheep for this page is one of four I showed how to draw back in 2018. It was one of the first few tutorials I did.

The combination of this art with the hymn is based on the theme of The Good Shepherd.


No way to color a white sheep on a white page so I went with a combination of pastels for a more playful look.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 3 December 2020
There Is Power In the Blood
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymn for today is simple in concept and in execution - just two colors of marker and block lettering.

The camera is a little unkind to this page as, in reality, it is solid black and dark red. None of that steakyness shows on the actual page and it does NOT appear to be navy blue and orange!

But, really, the message is conveyed, and that is the important thing.

This is a quote of scripture from Leviticus.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Rescue the Perishing
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is one of those hymns we sang in church a lot growing up - not so much anymore. I think we used it most on Missionary Nights when the focus was on the mission stations our church had around the globe.

I used the life preserver that I taught in a drawing class a couple of years ago.


I wanted good deep color so I used markers instead of colored pencils.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:35 AM PST
Thursday, 12 November 2020
He Giveth More Grace
Topic: Hymnal Art

Sometimes, in working on hymnal art it is difficult to come up with imagery that illustrates what the lyrics are about. But, when the hymn is assigned, you just forge ahead.

In some of these cases, I use florals to 'decorate' the page instead. That was the case for the hymn today.

I used clear floral stickers from Happy Planner to create a floral bush with lots of leaves and branches and buds.

I finished up by using brush lettering to add a single phrase of the lyrics.

 


I like the colors in this and that you can still read most of the lyrics through the stickers.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Blessed Assurance
Topic: Hymnal Art

I love when it is time to share another piece of Hymnal Art. Most have been done in response to assignments from a list of hymns matched to every book of the bible. A few that were assigned I had already done and shared here so there are gaps in the timeline.

The hymn that was assigned this time was Blessed Assurance. I love that we are mostly doing hymns that I grew up with.

I got another tablet of stickers from Happy Planner and fell in love with these giant florals. They are on sticker paper instead of being clear so they make more of an impact. I did some fill-in with leaves and branches.

I used flowing bounce brush lettering and stripped the lyrics down to the essentials: Blessed assurance: Jesus is mine!

 


Ddd

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 22 October 2020
He Is Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

Last time I was on a vacation I took along a sketchbook, pencil, eraser and fine line markers. As time permitted I would sketch things around me, things out of my imagination and just doodles.

Over time several of those sketch session pages have found their way into my bible and my hymnal.

On one page I sketched motifs from the fabric that made up my bag of tools. For this hymn I made copies of those motif sketches and cut them apart so I could rearrange them to fit the space created in my shaped lettering design.

This was then traced into my hymnal and color was added with colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits.


I really like the flow of this and that little banner in the center with the single word just makes me happy.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Higher Ground
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another entry in my hymnal journaling - Higher Ground.

I focused on these lyrics in the middle of the current pandemic: "My heart has no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay. Though some may dwell where these abound, my prayer, my aim is higher ground."

This goes perfectly well with the verse mapping I did last week on 'do not worry', so I gave my illustration a pose of prayer.

 


Prismacolor pens for the drawing, Prismacolor pencils for the coloring.

(she's wearing the haircut I wish I could get right now!)

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 25 September 2020
I Wll Sing Of My Redeemer
Topic: Hymnal Art

Very strange... I did this page in my hymnal last year but apparently never posted it because it looked so much like another page I had done that I skipped putting it in the thumbnails to cue up.

This year it was paired with the book of Galatians but when I did it I used John 15:13.

The brush script and use of only black and white was what threw me off.

I was inspired to use the cross in place of the T in 'greater' and also used a pink marker to shade behind the black brush marker.

I'm glad I found this photo again so I could share it with you.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Victory in Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

I decorated another page in my hymnal - Victory in Jesus.

This is inspired by an illustration I found on Pinterest (the way of the lettering) and I worked with colored pencil shading to create a glow and dimension on the cross.

I found that some of my clear Happy Planner stickers were an exact match to the colors I had used so I added a grouping at the base of the cross.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 10 September 2020
To God Be the Glory
Topic: Hymnal Art

 A lot of people use washi tape in their bibles or hymnals but I have never been a fan of the low-tack adhesive so I have very little of it.

What I did have was some border strip stickers out of a bible journaling book. They were the perfect size to fit in the spaces of the sheet music.

I used a brush pen to add lyrics over the colored border strips and then added clear flower stickers to finish off the ends.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Oh How I Love Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymn that was assigned for the book of John was not in my hymnal and I could not find sheet music online. So I just reassigned myself to do this hymn instead!

Ah, artistic license!


I didn't have a specific image come to mind as I read the lyrics so I shose to do flowers and leaves and brush lettering, all with Prismacolor brush markers.

The lettering was not distinct from the background so I used a white paint pen to define the outline.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Hark! Is That a Christmas Carol I Hear?
Topic: Hymnal Art

When pairing up hymns with books of the bible and working straight through all the books in the course of 52 weeks, there can come some interesting arrivals on the schedule. If this Christmas hymn had appeared in July some might have been on board with the irony of Christmas in July.

But here we are in late August in the book of Mark and the assigned hymn is Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

When I began to plan my page I remembered a pattern I had drawn about 15-20 years ago (at least) for an angel to be worked in parchment craft. I really had to go a-digging in paper files, computer files and old photos to find that pattern.

Then it wasn't exactly what I remembered it to be so I brought it into photo editing software and gave it a bit of an update, a resizing and a color change (it was drawn in pink) and then printed it out.

I had the intention of tracing it onto the page with the lightpad but it was too detailed and the musical notations became too distracting. So I used my glitter gel pens directly on the print and cut it out.


I glued down all of the illustration except the outer 1/2 of the wings as I wanted them to remain free and floating. Note that the lower edge of the clouds is torn rather than cut.

Below, you can see the effect of the glitteriness of the pen when the page is tilted in the light.


I really was pleased with how this came out!

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:30 AM PDT
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Where He Leads Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

 I try to use my own hands as a model (photos of them) when I need to draw specific poses. But sometimes it is just impossible to get the right angle and I have to go searching for photos online. Such was the case for these.

I ended up using two different models and drew them on scrap paper. Then they were out of scale with each other so I had to copy them in various percentages till I had a set that matched.

They were not properly aligned so I cut them apart and rotated the drawings until I liked the arrangemet and taped them together.

In the end, I didn't want to try to draw them again so I used my lightpad to trace them into my hymnal.

I used the refrain, written in italics below the verses, and highlighted a portion to tell the story.

 

I might use a thinner pen nib to do this in the future as it looks a bit clunky. I used markers for the coloring.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 19 July 2020
Have Thine Own Way Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

For this hymn that says 'thou art the potter, I am the clay' I chose to recreate artwork I did of two pots in a drawing class last year.

I did the drawing with fine-line markers and did the shading with colored pencils.


The original art did not have titles on the books but I added them to this piece so they would make sense in this context.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:09 PM PDT
Thursday, 9 July 2020
I'll Go In The Strength Of The Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

The assigned hymn for today was another that was not in my hymnal. In fact, I had hever heard it before (still haven't) so I am working strictly from the lyrics.

What those lyrics reminded be of was Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".

Then I looked up that scripture online and found a great idea for the illustration.


I started by doing the brush lettering then sketching the illustration in pencil. When coloring in the mountain in brush marker I left a little border around the lettering so it stands out.

This is all done on a print of a digital copy of the music which I then trimmed to exact size and glued into the hymnal at the gutter.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:23 AM PDT
Friday, 3 July 2020
Rock of Ages
Topic: Hymnal Art

One group I belong to is illustrating a hymn to go with every book of the bible as we work ourselves through the year. Today we are up to the book of Nahum.

The hymn assigned to this book is Rock of Ages.

I found several paintings where a woman was hanging onto a stone cross as it was being lashed by a stormy sea and I got the idea to make the cross from stacked stones rather than the solid carved version used in the paintings.

I also left off the woman and the sea to keep it simple.


I have three sets of gray colored pencils in several shades each. One set is true gray, one set leans toward the blue and one set toward the brown.

As I look at the photo I see that my perspective is off by a bit as it goes down the rignt lower side, but It is standing solid in my mind.

Where the text crossed over the notes it was a bit hard to distinguish the lines so I used a bit of white gel pen to blot out the background a bit.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:04 PM PDT
Thursday, 2 July 2020
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Topic: Hymnal Art

It is fun to try to come up with some kind of art to represent the lyrics of the hymns that our group has assigned.

Sometimes I have no clue what to do so I search for a phrase in Pinterest and scan for ideas. A sketch of Christ holding a lamb was one of the results on such a search so I drew my own version and traced it into my hymnal.


Rather than writing the lyrics on the page I used a scripture around the outer edge of the illustration. "The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. [leaning, leaning]  Deuteronomy 33:27

 

All the artwork was filled with colored pencil.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:21 AM PDT
Friday, 26 June 2020
Love Lifted Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

How about a little music today?

I decorated this hymn with a hot air balloon pulling a little stick man our of the 'angry waves' mentioned in the hymn lyrics.

Of course, the balloon is labeled 'love' lest anyone claim it is anything else lifting him up.

My colored pencils were blended with odorless mineral spirits to get that smooth finish.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:37 AM PDT

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