Friday, February 15, 2013

David and Goliath: The Protector

David explains to King Saul that he protected his sheep from lions and bears and that he is more than ready to take on Goliath. This is the 2nd finished painting from a book illustration class during college. Painted with my left hand! I'm grateful to still be able to make art as my right arm recovers. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

David and Goliath

All my work nowadays is left-handed. My right arm is still recovering and I rarely use it any more.

This is one of two paintings for my book illustration class at RIT taught by Elaine Verstraete. This depicts the scene when David confronts Goliath declaring 1 Samuel 17: 45-47. I started off with a pencil drawing first then painted over on Photoshop. 

One thing I learned from this project was that you don't need to be perfect. You don't need to be 10 feet tall or wear fancy armor. All you need are the right things at the right time no matter how small they may seem. Just a stone and a sling to face your giants. 

Thanks for viewing :)