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Hi brothers and sisters. I guess I wanted to share my very first art of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd. Let me know if my art style's good or not. May God bless you all πŸ™πŸ˜‡πŸ™‚

Hi brothers and sisters. I guess I wanted to share my very first art of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd. Let me know if my art style's good or not. May God bless you all πŸ™πŸ˜‡πŸ™‚

halbhh

Since you want constructive criticism, I'd make the mouth (or perhaps the the combo of mouth and eyebrows) less puzzled looking and more serenely calm and assured. I like the quotes you have there! If you sign it at all, though, your signature should be far smaller in size and less prominent in placement than His Holy Words of course == perhaps 1/5th that size and in a corner.


pewdiebooper98

okay, will adhere to your criticisms... often at times, i'm unbalanced when it comes to proportion... and yeah... i should make my signature smaller... thank you for your advice though... πŸ™ in my next planned art, shall i try my best to balance them out


Strangeronthebus2019

Love the art. Getting some anime vibes.


pewdiebooper98

Will need some time to improve my art style even more. Thank you, and God bless you. πŸ™‚


Verbenablu

You want to be let known? Whoo buddy ,saying that on reddit is really asking for it. but heres my 2 cents, the sheep are to small and dainty. You change the meaning of the sayings by doing that. The sheep in your picture look small and tiny, puny to the one who told the truth. But once they know the truth, learned from the one, they are no longer small and tiny. The sheep become grand and noble... like him.


pewdiebooper98

I tried to copy from the one image I'm inspired at. I ought to draw some sheep, and then, I just drew them like how they follow Jesus. I mean, we're all child of God, right?


lavenderdreamland

I love it! I like to think He's holding the one missing from the 99. 😌


pewdiebooper98

that could be related too as the sheep follows Our Lord and Savior πŸ™‚


Brooksw11

JESUS IS KING AND GOD IS AMAZING!!!!!!!


pewdiebooper98

Praise πŸ™πŸ”₯


sirplaid

This is looking awesome! Keep learning about light and shadow and your β€œstyle” will come about naturally. I would suggest some art studies on the subjects your doing. This piece you have is doubly tricky cause you have characters and animals and a landscape! So, well done for taking on such a tricky layout. This video fundamentally changed the way I looked at painting and digital art. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their art but unsure where to start. Cheers https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xWMMo1v594Y&t=1208s


pewdiebooper98

Looking forward to study more about coloring and other aspects in digital art. Thanks, brethren.


enzo2nd

I love the way you draw the sheep


pewdiebooper98

Thanks πŸ˜‡


ViolettaEliot

Love it! Great!


pewdiebooper98

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Miserable_Command_58

Thanks for sharing, OP! I hope you have a great day May God bless you :)


pewdiebooper98

Thank you, but I struggled with lust everyday. However, I prayed. I shall continue honoring and praising the Lord God Almighty. May God blesses you too, brother πŸ™‚


daylily61

You struggle with lust?? Welcome to a VERY large club πŸ˜–


pewdiebooper98

πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”


daylily61

I think it's terrific πŸ˜€ If you're not studying art, by golly you SHOULD be ✝️


pewdiebooper98

Yeah, thanks. Praise God for this πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡


BiblicalChristianity

i like it


pewdiebooper98

thank you... may God bless your life πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡


pfcwoods2021

Anime Jesus is Best Jesus!!!


pewdiebooper98

First time drawing our Lord and Savior. Will do other arts in the future.


BStillwater

"Sheep". That is what you've pushed, for better or worse.


pewdiebooper98

I often admit, my art style is a bit disproportionate. I just still want to praise God, and the Lord Jesus; then exercising aspects of digital art like shading, lighting, layers, sketching, etc. I mean, we can be the sheep of Jesus, right?


Emvay_MV

Hey that's pretty rude, there's other ways to say a sheep is disproportionate in a drawing


Venajanvinttikoira

I love your art style! God bless! πŸ™


pewdiebooper98

Aww... thank you. Praise God for my gift of art πŸ˜‡


IAmCaptainAwesome

It is not good… it’s much better than I could do, but it is not good.


pewdiebooper98

I'm just beginning since last year, my brother. I have not drawn anything in ibis paintX.


tuolumne_artist

This is an EXCELLENT effort considering that you've only been drawing for a year. I highly recommend the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. It shows you how to draw more accurately what you see. Her book is very popular and should easily be available in most countries. Here is her website: [https://www.drawright.com/](https://www.drawright.com/) And here are some "Before and after" drawings (first one before the class, second one after the workshop). [https://www.drawright.com/before-after](https://www.drawright.com/before-after) Click on the thumbnails to see more. The difference in "before and after" is amazing. Learning how to draw what you see is always an excellent first step, because once you know how things look and can draw them accurately, you can then start to stylize and change your drawings to suit your individual style. Most great artists (including, I daresay, professional anime artists) start this way.


pewdiebooper98

Oh. This might help me though. Thanks. πŸ™‚


integral_catholic

It looks amazing! God bless you!


pewdiebooper98

Thanks. God bless you too πŸ™πŸ™


TheSaurianTaco

I love the anime-esque art style.


pewdiebooper98

Thank you. May God bless your day πŸ™πŸ™


Vast_Pressure1979

That looks great! God bless!


pewdiebooper98

Thank you. You too πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡


Ladybugg55

I Love it!


pewdiebooper98

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Epicminecrafter69

i love how you draw eyes! feet could use some work but otherwise a solid job, brother!


pewdiebooper98

Being able to digitally drawn for a year, I'm still a starter. Drawing any body part including the feet is often where I'm disproportionate at. But thank you, brother. πŸ™‚


Flyufools-

I love it!


pewdiebooper98

Thanks. Praise to the Lord πŸ™πŸ™


Seabeast76

Very cool!


pewdiebooper98

Praise Jesus πŸ™πŸ˜‡


childofGod24

Amen


pewdiebooper98

Praise Jesus πŸ™


AtyaYammamoto

aw


pewdiebooper98

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stpayton

This brought me joy! Love the style. Thanks for making it.


pewdiebooper98

You're welcome, brother. May God help us all. I'll be now making other planned biblical art in the future. πŸ™


ViolettaEliot

Love it! Great!


pewdiebooper98

Thanks πŸ˜‡πŸ™


[deleted]

It is good :)


pewdiebooper98

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MinTamor

Edgy.


pewdiebooper98

umm, yes?


andheruatoster

ah yes, the middle eastern Jewish preacher is white


LurkeyTurkey-

Yes, Jesus was definitely not white, but if you actually want people to start drawing Jesus more accurately then I would recommend approaching with more kindness. Sarcasm especially can make people feel disrespected and embarrassed, and usually it will end with them ignoring anything you say and sometimes even cause them to double down on whatever it is you’re calling out. OP is referencing a painting of a very white looking Jesus and the thought of skin color likely never crossed their mind, I don’t think it was intentional white washing at all. They asked for constructive criticism so we could simply say β€œHey OP, awesome drawing of Jesus! You might now know this because there are so many inaccurate depictions of Jesus, but he was actually a Middle Eastern Jewish man. Next time you draw him you should make the features like skin tone more accurate because depicting him as white tends to reinforce centuries old racism and can make people of color feel alienated and erased.” Remember, even though this is a frustrating topic, many people haven’t even considered it. The kinder we are when we approach people, the more likely they are to be open to what we are saying.


HannibalsElephan

What? That depiction is pretty accurate to a Levantine jew 2000 years ago They looked like mediterranean people.. not Arabs The Arab conquest wasn’t until much later! If he was blonde hair/blue eyes you would have a point but not with this swarthy tanned Jesus.. that’s just how those guys looked Google β€˜Samaritan people’ if you want a good depiction of how Middle Eastern Jews looked during the Roman Empire.. End of rant.


andheruatoster

well all i found was cave paintings a nd hieroglyphics as well as a few statues showing a typical Aryan color of skin


HannibalsElephan

Basically, the popular idea of what middle easterner β€˜should look like’ is based on the populations post Muslim conquest.. that would be like basing what Americans β€˜should look like’ on America post colonialism.. Americans should technically look dark/red skinned and asiatic, like Native Americans.. not European.. they just look white because of the European colonisation Just like Jews would have looked mediterranean before the Arab invasions, it’s only since the Muslim empires that the populations have looked more similar to those of southern Middle Eastern populations Do you get what I’m saying?


TryingDrying

Indigenous peoples were not American. There was no America back then. Also, "red skinned" is a baseless pejorative. You should read about its history.


stickypad1

Dude you’re not even trying to have a fair argument…


TryingDrying

How am I being unfair?


stickypad1

Not addressing any of his points. β€œThErE wAs No AmErIcA bAcK ThEn” when you know full well what he was meaning when he said that.


daylily61

A) I'm probably going to be wasting my time with this, because my hunch is that you're one of those people who isn't happy without a chip on his shoulder. And, the reason Jesus is so often depicted as white has nothing to do with race-ism. It has to do with history, ART history. The Bible contains not a single word describing Jesus's earthly appearance. Have you ever noticed that? And the reason for that is obvious: we humans, whether or not we are willing to admit it, are OFTEN INFLUENCED BY LOOKS. Not everyone, maybe, and not all the time, but more often than not. So we know nothing about Jesus's height, weight, hair, eye or skin color, body build, etc. Nor should we. His physical appearance had nothing to do with His mission, which was TO REDEEM MANKIND FROM DEATH, SIN AND SATAN, and TO SECURE SALVATION FOR ALL WHO CALL ON HIM AS GOD AND SAVIOR (John 1:1-18, John 3:16-17 among many others).


daylily61

C) Naturally, then, only the very richest people could afford to be art patrons, so artists, sculptors and artisans often used their wealthy clients as models. In Europe, things started to change in the Middle Ages. The Renaissance brought improvements both to painting materials and to painting methods. (For instance, painters began to use PERSPECTIVE in their works, so objects on the flat painting surface seemed to be three-dimensional). But ARTISTS STILL NEED MODELS, and. During the Middle Ages, who was available to be models for artists who wanted to depict Jesus? White men, of course. Travel was both expensive and dangerous, and photography wasn't invented until about 1830. As a result, most Europeans never saw a person of color in their entire lives. So by the time that both travel and technology made it possible for Europeans to see there were other kinds of people in the world, a white man with long hair had become the "standard" Jesus. But look around now. Jesus has been depicted in any skin color, any ethnicity that you can imagine. People from all over the world depict Jesus as looking like someone they know--and that's as it should be πŸ™‚ After all, He came for EVERYONE.


Nanamary8

Melds with my thinking too. We were made in God's image and since he created all of us He will look like you to you. Never understood what was so wrong about that. I'd be more surprised if he was anglo white. That's just silly with even basic knowledge concerning the cradle of civilization and how we changed depending on our place on the planet.


daylily61

I agree. In the strictest biological sense, it's unlikely that Jesus was white-skinned (or fair-skinned, or Caucasian, etc). We know that. But we also know that IT DOESN'T MATTER. Jesus Himself said He came FOR THE WORLD (John 3:16), not "for the world, except Group A or B or XYZ."


Nanamary8

Amen! And so it is!


pewdiebooper98

I admit that I have not seen the actually look of the Lord Jesus, we all don't know how He really looks like... There may be a lot of interpretations how Jesus looks like. But I planned to draw this first drawing then get an inspiration art from Google. You could say Jesus is not white or he is, all I want is to honor the Lord with my best.


daylily61

And you did, and you will again 🌹✝️🌹


andheruatoster

it doesn't really matter to me, and if you want to worship your imaginary friend, fine, do so however you like


unusual_bean05

Can we not make everything about race?


daylily61

That sure would be nice, wouldn't it πŸ˜–


andheruatoster

i just find it weird that people often think jesus was white


unusual_bean05

Me too but many drawings of Jesus have been portrayed with lighter skin so we can't really blame people who don't stop and think about it.


nine_legged_stool

Maybe we should blame those people for not thinking about it


unusual_bean05

Or we could get over it and look at the message of the artwork instead of the color of their skin.


nine_legged_stool

But if the artwork is misleading and deceptive, how can we be sure of its message? Which details are okay to "get over" and which ones aren't?


unusual_bean05

How is someone's skin color being the wrong shade misleading or deceptive? It's a minor detail unless the persons skin color is the main topic of the piece of art. The obvious message of this post is about Jesus and who He is and what He has done for His sheep, as He is the shepherd of them. This doesn't have anything to do with skin color.


nine_legged_stool

It has everything to do with race. You don't think it was pertinent that He was a Semite? You think they still would have crucified the Dude if he was just another Roman?


unusual_bean05

What does that have to do with race? The post wasn't about race. It's not a big deal.


stickypad1

Only white people care that Jesus wasn’t white. I don’t see Nigerians complaining that Nigerian Jesus isn’t Arab….


daylily61

Speak for yourself, sticky. I'M about as white as it gets, and I couldn't care less. Jesus is my God and Savior βœοΈπŸ‘‘πŸ•Š That's all that matters to me.


stickypad1

That was more directed at the Atheist Trolls who always bring up race when ever someone shares Jesus.


daylily61

Okay, ty πŸ‘


daylily61

B) Why, then, is Jesus so often depicted as white? During Jesus's earthly lifetime, there was no such thing as photography, let alone television or any other electronic technology, so ways of visually depicting a person's appearance were almost entirely restricted to sculpture and painting. Sculpture, of course, would be difficult. You had to be paid because creating even a small sculpture took a long time and you had to eat (instead of earning your living another way). You had to be sure that your material would last, and you had to have great physical strength to manipulate stone or ceramic or metal. And there was almost no way of coloring a statue, beyond the natural color of the material itself. So painting then?? Well, there ARE a few paintings including different hues from centuries ago. (Mind you, I don't know how old the very earliest outside a cave painting would be, or where it is). Nevertheless, painting materials of good quality, both pigments and surfaces, were both rare and VERY expensive.