Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nativity with Angels

A Christmas drawing of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus with angels. 

I thought of this scene on Christmas Eve as we sang O Little Town of Bethlehem.  "For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above, while mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love."  

Unfortunately, my scan lost some of the subtle pinks and lavenders in the angel wings and robes.  
  • Copic marker colors used: Custom color YYR2000, Y19,26, C0, B000,01,21,24,26,32, E000,00,04,11,21,23,25,41,71, BV000,23, G000,YG61,63,91, BG90, YR24, R000,02, V000
  • The outer circle is computer-printed.
  • Pen: Copic 0.2 black multiliner
  • Paper: Neenah, cut down to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5")

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wavy Lines and Circles

It's been awhile since I've drawn, so today is a simple doodle that was fun to play with.  A pair of wavy lines with circles in gray, green, blue, and yellow.  I colored over some with a lighter marker for the uneven effect.
  • Copic marker colors used: Custom color B2000, B14,45, C0,1,2,3, G24,40,46, Y11,15,19
  • Pen: black 0.3 Copic multiliner
  • Paper: Neenah, cut down to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5")

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent Calendar 2013 - Taking a Break This Year

I've been drawing annual Advent Calendars for the past five years.  Loved doing it.  This year though, I'm taking a break.   
Wishing everyone an Advent season filled with hope and joy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lenten Calendar 2013 - Templates

For Lent, which begins this year on Wednesday, February 13, my friend Sybil has posted several different Lenten prayer calendar templates on her Praying in Color blog. I'm planning to use her "path" calendar.

I may keep it very simple this year - just a daily word and some coloring.  Or maybe I'll also do some drawing and doodling.  Either way, it will help me reflect on the season and prepare for the joy of Easter.

To see my past Lenten prayer calendar drawings, click here.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Nativity with Three Kings - 2013

It's now the end of the twelve days of Christmas - today is Epiphany, when the Three Kings (also known as wise men, or magi) brought their gifts of gold, myrrh, and frankincense to the baby Jesus.  I enjoyed drawing with simple geometric shapes to start my scene.  The rich colors and stiff shapes of the Kings are a nice contrast with the softer, more natural shapes and colors of the Holy Family.

I have two more drawings that fit with the "Three Kings" story line - one taking place before and one after this.   Click here for the kings approaching Bethlehem.  And here for the angel's warning to Joseph, after the kings departed.

For all my Advent and Christmas related drawings, click on the "Advent-Christmas" label below, or in the label list to the right of the screen. 
  • Copic marker colors used: 0.2 black multiliner, W1,3,5, YR14,15,27, Y15,26,27, R00,02,56,59, RV32, B63, V000,04,17, BV04,20, BG10,53,70, YG05,21,23, G14,21,43, E000,00,04,11,23,25,41,49,53,71,95
  • Paper: Neenah, cut down to 3-3/4 x 5"