Saturday, July 19, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Enough"

At first I wasn't sure what I'd do for this, but the first thing that popped into my mind was a song called "Enough." Then I remembered a sketch I'd done about 4 years ago - I was doing a lot of stained glass back then and it was a design for a glass panel (entitled "Ascension"). It also reminded me of one main aspect of my faith - that Christ's death and resurrection were "enough." The debt is paid in full.

When designing for stained glass, you have to consider things like how to divide up the picture into pieces that aren't too impossible to cut out of glass (which prefers to break in a straight line). In this drawing, I was able to disregard some of those restrictions, such as allowing the hand to extend beyond the frame. Being a religious theme, however, I thought it appropriate to keep the stained glass design quality in the shapes.

I never got a chance to make the panel, but I would like to someday. I did not add any color because I intend to use different textures of clear glass or very subtle colors. Maybe some day...

3 comments:

Monica Josephson said...

very nice line work! interesting to do stained glass work.

Kate said...

Beautiful...I love the lines and the feeling of power in this piece. I do hope you create the stained glass some day....that extended hand will be tricky.

I, too, am glad that Christ's death was enough. Amen.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Beautiful design - I would love to see this done in glass!