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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
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

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