Shadowness - emberblue http://shadowness.com I am a graphic designer in Southern California. I have a passion for Jesus, and a passion for art, both digital and traditional. God gave me my tale... en Lexxi http://shadowness.com/emberblue/lexxi <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/lexxi"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/448720/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />5x7 graphite on Bristol Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:02:11 -0400 Sasha http://shadowness.com/emberblue/sasha <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/sasha"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/448719/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />5x7 graphite on Bristol Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:01:38 -0400 Parents http://shadowness.com/emberblue/parents-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/parents-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/448718/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />5x7 graphite on Bristol Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:51 -0400 Parents http://shadowness.com/emberblue/parents <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/parents"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/448716/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />5x7 graphite on Bristol. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:50:07 -0400 It Is Finished http://shadowness.com/emberblue/it-is-finished <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/it-is-finished"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447593/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed." ~ Isaiah 53:5 One day it came to my mind to paint this image. At the time I didn't really have any knowledge in painting. I just enjoyed painting. I used some different photos for reference to see how light would reflect off of His body and to get an idea of how his head, arms, and legs would hang. As you can see, the arms are a little longer than they should be, but overall the proportions are close. I do not know what Jesus' face looked like, so I painted Him at this angle with His hair hanging and His face not visible. This is the only painting I've done that I feel was inspired by God. God put the idea in my head and gave me the talent to do it when I did not know what I was doing. After painting the last brush stroke I said out loud "It is finished". Then I realized those were the exact words Christ said right before He died. So I thought "It Is Finished" would be an appropriate name for this piece. Jesus died for you and me, so that we could be forgiven and have a relationship with God. The work is finished. Now He is just waiting for us to accept His gift of forgiveness. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:53:19 -0400 Achilles http://shadowness.com/emberblue/achilles <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/achilles"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447591/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a portrait of my sister's beta. His name was Achilles. He was strong and nothing could kill him so she named him Achilles. Cute. :aww: I painted his portrait and there was a story that was going to go along with it...but I ran out of time. :( The empty space on the right was supposed to have some kind of shiny golden amulet. Oh well. Sadly, Achilles did die and was flushed down to a watery grave. Apparently his "Achilles heel" was an overly dirty fish bowl. This portrait that hangs above my little sister's bed is his only memory. Acrylic paint on canvas. Roughly 4'x3' Took about 12 hours total. I might add more to the right side of the painting one of these days. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:51:26 -0400 Renunculas http://shadowness.com/emberblue/renunculas <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/renunculas"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447590/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is my very first oil painting... I think. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:50:15 -0400 Jade http://shadowness.com/emberblue/jade <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/jade"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447589/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My best friend has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen! Her face looks like a landscape to me. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:23 -0400 Lovely Contradiction http://shadowness.com/emberblue/lovely-contradiction <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/lovely-contradiction"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/447587/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This piece was a lot of fun to do. This is my first ever rendering in acrylic, done for my rendering art class. It’s painted on 1/4 inch birch wood. The light bulb is approximately 11 inches long. During the 24 hours it took to paint this (not consecutive hours, it was 24 hours over 2 months) I had a lot of time to think. Though this painting is what it is, it reminds me of some truths that I hold dear: The first recorded words that God spoke were “Let there be light”. The Bible also says “Let your light so shine that people may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Christians are called to be light in the darkness. We should be like those first followers of Jesus that “turned the world upside down”. The upside down symmetry in this painting reminds me that the Christian faith is full of what would seem to be contradictions. Light in the darkness, die to live, the last will be first, let go to get a better grip, loose something to find it, etc. They seem to be opposite, yet they work together beautifully. The Kingdom of God consists of these things. This painting is a tribute to the "Kingdom in Reverse" so to speak. Thanks for viewing. :) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:47:55 -0400 Candy Land Jesus http://shadowness.com/emberblue/candy-land-jesus <a href="http://shadowness.com/emberblue/candy-land-jesus"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/216865/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a t-shirt design for a team that is running in an upcoming Relay for Life race to support lung cancer awareness. I guess the theme for this race is candy land. (That brought back some happy memories from my childhood) This particular group is from a church and they wanted the graphic to say "Jesus is the sweetest name we know!". The font used is "Arista". All the other images I drew myself in Illustrator. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:30:44 -0400