Thursday, December 31, 2009

An Angel Warns Joseph in a Dream

Continuing with the Christmas story. After the visit from the Three Kings, an angel warns Joseph in a dream that Herod is seeking the baby Jesus, to destroy what he fears is a rival.

The words in my cartoon-style drawing are from Matthew 2:13. "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt... for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."
  • Copic marker colors used: W3, C0,1,5, Y15, BG93, E09,15,21,41, R000,02, G000, V000
  • Paper: Neenah, cut down to 4.25 x 5.5"

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Three Kings Approaching Bethlehem

August 14, 2010: The week's theme for Illustration Friday is "star gazing," which seems just right for this drawing from last December.

In the Christmas story, the Three Kings (or three magi, wise men) followed the star to Bethlehem.
"....the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was." (Matthew 2:9)
In my drawing, they are nearing the end of their journey.
  • Copic marker colors used: BV20,23, E11,37,43,44,71, YG91,95, G07,28, BG45,49,93,96, B26,45, Y11,26, YR21, C1, W3, R59, RV19
  • Paper: ecru Crane's card approx. 4x6"

Blog News 8

Updates to Mostly Markers, other than new drawings posted, since the last Blog News:
  • To make my blog easier to explore, I added a menu bar, just below my blog heading.
  • I posted an update of my Copic color chart. Recently I added a few more colors to my Copic marker collection, and my chart is now current with all of the colors I have. To view it, click here, or click on "color chart" in the labels list on the right.
  • Also in that post, I now have a link to my blank color chart in PDF format, which you're welcome to print or save for your own use.
For more Blog News posts, click on the label (below, or in the label list on the right.)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Advent Calendar 2009

Originally posted November 29. Final edits December 24: My Advent calendar drawing for 2009 is now complete. Each day's space is small, 1-3/8 x 1-5/8", so you may want to double-click the drawing for a larger view.
  • Click here for a listing of 2009 words, sources of words, and Copic colors used.
  • Click here to print or save my blank 2009 Advent calendar template (PDF format).
  • Added November 27, 2010: Click here for my 2010 Advent calendar drawing.
  • Click here for 2008.
  • For all related posts, click on my Advent-Christmas label, below or in the label list to the right.
For links to my friend Sybil's Advent calendar drawings (2008 and 2009), scroll down to my post below, also dated December 25. She has posted her drawings for Weeks 1, 2, and 3, and now her final large 2009 calendar. (Or click on "home" below, and then scroll down.)

Work in progress note: This post was dated December 25 to keep it at the top of my blog through Christmas Day. From November 29 through December 24, as I completed my daily drawings, I replaced the image here with the new version, and also updated my separate listing (see link above) with the words, sources of words, and Copic marker colors used for each day.

Sybil's Advent Calendar and Rosette Prayer Drawing

My friend Sybil has completed the posting of her 2009 Advent calendar on her blog, Praying in Color. A circular sticker was her drawing space for each day. To see her finished 2009 calendar, click here. For her Week 1 drawings, click here. For Week 2, click here. And for Week 3, click here.

For 2008, she created a freeform Advent calendar. Click here to see her finished 2008 calendar.

Sybil makes drawing a part of her prayer life. Click here for a prayer drawing that she made, inspired by my rosette instructions. Edited February 20, 2010: To see more of her prayer drawings, browse through her current blog, as well as her previous (2009) blog.

To see some of her other drawings, click on the "Sybil's drawings" label below, or in the label list on the right.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Advent Calendar Update 26 - Final

I've posted the final version of my 2009 advent calendar drawing. Drawings are complete through tomorrow, Christmas Day, Friday December 25. The words are "O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord." Click here for the updated, final posting, as well as the link to the updated, final listing of words, sources and Copic colors used. (This message is meant for readers who use a subscription or feed service to identify new blog items.)