God's Riches At Christ's Expense =... by kevart

God's Riches At Christ's Expense = GRACE

Christ, the carpenter of Nazareth, in his late twenties, contemplating the future cross he would endure. Colour pencils, A3.

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Do you think the cross shaped highlight is effective?
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Dear Kevin.I just love this Christ's face. And the reflexion of the cross on His eyes is such a wonderful idea and it works so well. I'm very pleased to have your paintings on my group Painting our Faith. All my best wishes and God bless you, Isaura
over 3 years ago
Thank you Isaura, glad you appreciate this portrait of a determined/focussed Christ. This one is not finished yet so I will add to it over the coming weeks. He is a friend of mine so sitting is free! Pleased to put this one in your group too. Trust you are keeping well and enjoying life. Sincerely, Kevin
over 3 years
Oh Kevin, it is a wonderful piece of work!
over 3 years
Thanks Gwen, glad you enjoyed the piece, I am still going to add to it over the coming weeks as a work in progress. Thought the highlight was a powerful idea. Sincerely, Kevin
over 3 years
Beautifully portrayed Kevin, looking forward to the finished piece.
over 3 years
Hi Dion, am working on this one, watch for upgrades over the coming weeks. Cheers, Kevin
over 3 years
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over 3 years
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over 3 years
I feel this work's finished. The expression speaks volumes! Great work! thanx for joining us Kevart.
over 3 years
I agree, I spent some sessions on it last week to get it where I wanted. Thanks for your comment. Kevin
over 3 years
the cross in HIS eyes says it all.. awesome work of art.. cheers
over 3 years
Thanks Biswaal, glad you find this one awesome. Cheers to you, off on holiday on Thursday, so hope to produce some inspired artwork. Kevin
over 3 years
A beautiful, inspiring portrait - I love the crosses highlighting his eyes . . .
over 3 years
Many thanks Divamentalis, glad you find this portrait an inspiring one, I did too! The crosses I agree are a powerful touch. Sincerely, Kevin
over 3 years
very beautifully done Kevin.wonderful eyes....janet x
over 3 years
Thanks Janet, glad you like that touch in the eyes. Trust you are keeping well. Cheers, Kevin
over 3 years
wow amazing.
nig.
over 3 years
Thank you Nigel, the highlight in the eyes makes this one quite unique, it is all from my imagination this piece. Sincerely, Kevin
over 3 years
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over 3 years
thanks for sharing. Welcome to the group.
over 3 years
My pleasure, I will send over some more in due course.
over 3 years
Kevin, Very inspiring drawing.
God Bless You.
Robert.
over 3 years
Thanks Robert, glad your were inspired by this portrait of Jesus. Kevin
over 3 years
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over 3 years
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over 3 years
The shading lovely and those eyes are so piercing. Lovely painting. regards susie
over 3 years
Thanks Susie, Happy Easter to you:)
over 3 years
Just last night I was thinking I should attempt to paint a portrait of Jesus and this thought has occurred a lot to me lately and this is the first painting I looked at this morning. I think my mind is made up!! This is very well done,love the intense face and beautiful eyes!!
over 3 years
Thank you Caroline, I recommend doing a portrait of Jesus, especially this time of year. Happy Easter:)
over 3 years
Wow - Perfect ~ David
over 3 years
Wonderful! Great job with your medium.
over 3 years
God's Riches At Christ's Expense =... is a Beautiful color pencil portrait . Christ's expression is divine and priceless. I love all the color you incorperated in his hair and all the detail to the individual strands in his beard and head.The eyes in this portrait draw you in with their deep sincerity.This image of christ could be anyone you might see passing along the street and has all the classic qualities with a human touch..very well done...amen
over 3 years
Thank you for your comments Gary, they are appreciated. I enjoyed doing this portrait & wanted to capture him in reflective mood, considering what was to come. Happy Easter to you & yours. Kevin
over 3 years
Kevart, I do believe you have achieved what you wanted to achieve with this portrait. You have Christ looking very human like an ordinary man with frown lines and worry etched into this face. A strong, manly face with a strong chin. I love the way you have highlighted his eyes with the crucifix as if he is seeing his own future and his eyes themselves have a resigned quality to them in seeing that future. I beleive this portrait is really wel done and the more I look at it the more I like it. Best wishes Mary Ann
over 3 years
Thank you for your comments Mary, they are appreciated. I enjoyed doing this portrait & wanted to capture him in reflective mood, considering what was to come. Happy Easter to you & yours. Kevin
over 3 years
incredible...congrats!
over 2 years
Very well drawn, Kevin, love the title. Merry Christmas, Netta
over 2 years
Thanks Netta & may you have a great Christmas too with plenty of artistic inspiration for the new year. Sincerely, Kevin
over 2 years
George Harrison. At least we know what he looks like. Nite George.
over 1 year
Hehe, I am not sure if anyone really knows but I guess, something like this, middle eastern, dark, bearded. I may do a painting this year of Jesus in the carpenter's shop. Cheers Rick, Kevin
over 1 year
No. Who really knows what Jesus looked like. But it is a great and strong portrait. If Lincoln was born a couple of hundred years earlier we might not know what he looked like either. Although I a pretty sure he was white, ...
over 1 year
Daniel Day Lewis plays Lincoln superbly in the film Lincoln and even caught his walk. He takes pride in really getting into the character so when you see the film it is as though it was Lincoln. Speilberg said Lewis conveyed the presence of Lincoln on set.
White, tall, patient, strong and wise.
over 1 year
You know, one time I visioned or imagined Jesus's face, and it surprised me because it did not look like the typical Jesus pictures my brain had been programmed to imagine. Does that make sense? His beard was not long long and unkept, but there was a beard - and his hair was not long and hanging over his face. I pictured a side view, not a front view. Except for the long hair, this picture is very close to what I envisioned. Great job. Amazing.
5 months
Thank you Connie, I try to get into the skin of the person and capture something of their personality too. I wanted to convey something of Christ's inner strength of character and incredible focus towards the cross in this piece. I often think about what it must have been like in his early twenties as he contemplated his public ministry and willingness to lay down his life. What joy though to come through death and exit the tomb, days later, albeit with scars to prove it. Thank you for your encouragement.
5 months
Thanks Kevart. You certainly captured what you intended. I cant wait to confirm His face and what He truly looks like.
5 months
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Is it possible to do a good portrait from a photo, or is the perspective different from real life. ?
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kevartVisual communicator, honours degree in graphic design, illustrator, can work in a variety of medium. I taught for nearly 10 years in 3 prisons & a school in Kent. I was peripatetic among 4 establishments & in any given week was teaching 10-70 year olds all kinds of creative things in 4 art studios. I have had several exhibitions and will have more in the coming years. I use my art when speaking to children, young people & adults. We then moved to Norfolk and I did further teaching in schools, clubs and churches. This includes several after school clubs in art & chess, classroom art teaching in several schools.
I became a Christian in 1977, my life was transformed & naturally my faith reflects in my art. I enjoy animals,...
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