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Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Glory To His Name
Topic: Hymnal Art

While on vacation I had my hymnal along with me to serve as another place to do art besides my sketchbook. This fountain was designed after one in a shopping area at one of the ports.

You can see the lyrics inscription at the base of the fountain which ties it back to the hymn.

This is simple pen word with the addition of colored pencil.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:17 PM PDT
Sunday, 1 March 2020
I Need Thee Every Hour
Topic: Hymnal Art

 I did a very simple treatment on this hymn. I used a compass to draw the circles for accuracy.

The hands and the numerals hage glitter gold gel pen which adds some drama to the illustration.

I used a brush pen for the text and added a thin stripe of the gold to the thickened strokes of the letters.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 23 February 2020
The Solid Rock
Topic: Hymnal Art

 I couldn't envision anything but a pair of shoes on a rock to illustrate this hymn.

Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to make the shoes look like they had feet inside of them!

This was the assigned hymn for Creative Bible Journaling this week.

I used colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits for these snazzy shoes.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 9 February 2020
It Is Well With My Soul
Topic: Hymnal Art

I have always loved this hymn but I must admit - since it was played at my sister's funeral I can't get through it without tears.

The bible book this was paired with in the group I journal with was Old Testament. But while I was contemplating the lyrics, it spoke to me that the Apostle Paul had a great take on it, as well.

I used a brush pen to write the text of his verse in Philippians over the waterfall from an old drawing lesson I taught.


Yes, It is well with my soul.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Standing On The Promises
Topic: Hymnal Art

I created this page in my hymnal in the same way I did the page for Take Time To Be Holy, not too long ago.

That is: I made a copy of the page in the hymnal then opened a Word document and called up one of my own photos. I sized it to be exactly the same as the copied hymn - both in size and in placement on the page. Then I put the page with the hymn back in the printer and printed the photo over the song.

This was then trimmed to size and glued into the hymnal over the original page.


The photo was taken from our back deck with a view across the valley. Love the double rainbow.

I like that the rainbow is God's assurance of a promise, so that is why I selected it for this hymn.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 20 January 2020
Take Time To Be Holy
Topic: Hymnal Art

I really noodled on how I could get photos into my hymnal and finally came up with this concept:

  1. take photo
  2. make a photocopy of the hymnal page
  3. download photo and size to the same as the hymn with the same placement on the page
  4. load the print of the hymn in the printer
  5. print the photo
Then I trimmed the printout and glued it into the hymnal right over the original.

And, yes, those are my own hands in the photo.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:09 PM PST
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
We Three Kings
Topic: Hymnal Art

Yes, Christmas is passed and I have another carol for the season. However, it is so appropriate because the three wise men were NOT at the manger but traveled a long distance and visited Jesus later.

We Three Kings was drawn with fine-line marker and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The color was blended with Gamsol on a paper stump.

A black brush marker was used for the solid black.

I used a lettering style that I had taught this fall in the Lettering Lodge (and here on the blog) called 'shield'. and added highlights with white POSCA paint pen.

The stars were added with the white POSCA paint pen, as well.

In the new year we will be going back to standard hymns.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Joy To The World
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymnal art for today is on the Christmas Carol 'Joy to the World'. With all of the Christmas Story art that I have been doing in this hymnal I could not think of something different in that vein so I went with jingle bells.

I started out on scrap paper drawing a bell from memory but it did not look quite right so THEN I looked up a reference photo and made a few corrections from that. I had it 'almost' right but my X cuts were not deep enough on the ball. I bet those original bells would not have even rung!

Once I got the style right, I added three of them to the hymnal page along with some ribbon to hold them all together.

When it got to coloring, I grabbed some metallic paint pens in gold, silver and green for the bells and in red for the ribbons.

You can faintly see where I aded matching glitter gel pen for the highlights.

The JOY is round stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 19 December 2019
What Child Is This?
Topic: Hymnal Art

All through this month, the assigned hymns to illustrate are Christmas Carols. This is the third of five that we will do.

I did an illustration much like this in my bible in Isaiah for the prophecy of Jesus' birth.

This has been drawn with fine-line markers and colored with colored pencils. The pencil has been blended with Gamsol which also brightens the color.

This highlighting style was one I originally saw applied to a shaft of sunlight on a rubber stamped image - but it works for starlight too!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
O Holy Night
Topic: Hymnal Art

In the hymnal I was using this song covered two facing pages - completely. So I took this opportunity to make a double spread illustration of the shepherds in the field with the angels making their announcement.

I used a fine-line marker to draw the illustration and then used Prismacolor pencils to color it. The pencils were blended with Gamsol to get a fairly smooth overage.

I'm not sure why I ended up with three of everything - three angels, three sheep, three shepherds and three hills. Strange, but it works!

The white lettering and stars are made with POSCA paint pen.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:13 AM PST
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Away In A Manger
Topic: Hymnal Art

Still working in my hymnal with art. This week the assignment was Away In A Manger.

In my book, the song only takes up 3/4 of the page so that is all I decorated. I sketched in fine-line marker, colored with bright markers, blacked out the background with Marks-a-Lot chisel marker and added the title back in with white POSCA pen.

You can just barely see the music through the background.

Because this bled through the paper in a BIG way, it will make a great place to glue in a song on the back that is not in this hymnal.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:53 PM PST
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Hymnal Art - We Gather Together
Topic: Hymnal Art

In coming up to Thanksgiving I recall how this hymn was sung as a blessing at a meal in some church gatherings.

To focus in on that, I drew a fall wreath with leaves and then 'set the table' in the center of it.

Fineline marker and colored pencils (metallic silver for the flatware) were used for the elements.

I didn't realize how opsided the wreath was until I came back to this page later.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Come Thou Fount - Hymnal Art
Topic: Hymnal Art

This hymnal page is quite different than most going before it. I actually covered a lot of the page with black marker to define the edge of the guitar.

The drawing is with fineline marker and I used colored pencils for the blending of color over the surface of the instrument.

I focused in on one short phrase in the lyrics to really focus the hymn to the basic elemental idea.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Art In My Hymnal - Count Your Blessings
Topic: Hymnal Art

The decoration for this page is interlocking block lettering of a scripture done with markers plus script stickers to list my blessings.

The bushel basket is also done in markers as is the heart.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Hymnal Art - Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

I really used a LOT of stickers on this page.

The headline, the ornaments and the lollypops are all stickers as is the colored band that separates this song from the previous one on the page.

I completed the other text with fineline and brush markers. These got a wash of color from markers.

I used fineline markers to turn letter circles into the celophane on the lollypops and added white pen to create some highlights throughout.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Hymnal Art - Jesus Paid It All
Topic: Hymnal Art

Here is another hymn I decorated in my hymnal. I love doing these artistic representations of the old hymns I grew up with.

In this case I used a red brush pen and bounce lettering to write a quote that fit the theme. A black brush pen was used for the cross.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 20 October 2019
Crown Him
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another page done in my hymnal. This one is Crown Him With Many Crowns.

For my artwork I drew a stack of different kinds of crowns using Prismacolor fine marker and colored with markers.

The colors are not as bright here as I adjusted to make the dingy brownish-yellow out of the page background.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
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

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