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Old 12-27-2017, 03:59 PM
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Throne of God - The Annual Christmas Card

Hi everyone,

I'm a tad late in wishing you a Merry Christmas, but I wish it, just the same. I'm posting this year's Christmas drawing and card. It was a miracle it came together on time. I had an art show in November which cut into my drawing time, and I started this in late November. Whew, it was a lot of time at the drawing desk!

The theme was inspired by the hymn Crown Him with Many Crowns. Here is the Lamb, representing Jesus Christ, as he approaches the throne. Because He is the King of Kings. A couple of stanzas of the hymn makes our message inside this year.

The drawing is 8x10 inches and is drawn with Sakura Pigma Micron pens of sizes 005 and 01. In addition to stippling, I chose to use some line work to create the silky texture of the drapery. I rarely do architecture or buildings of any kind, so this work tested my strengths and weaknesses. It was a challenge, but that's a good thing.

C&C welcome, though this drawing it done and cards already sent. Thank you for looking!

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The card. This year, we were finally able to use a rich, royal gold color. We've wanted a yellow/gold card for years, but it never worked quite right with our images. This year, it worked. Oh, and when I mention we, I mean my mom and I. We've been doing the Christmas cards like this for over ten years, and it was, as always, a pure joy to create a card together. She's so creative and together, we really make a good team. This card is made with a pretty metallic gold card stock, and the tag that says Behold the Lamb of God is glued down, but is "hanging" by fine black and gold chain, which adds dimension and interest.



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Re: Throne of God - The Annual Christmas Card

What a nice card. I also applaud you for not falling into the politically "correct" terms. Hand made cards are always treasured by recipients. I always try to do hand made items as gifts because they mean so much more. Merry Christmas even if it is a tad early for 2018.
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Beautiful!
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Lovely and I'm sure they will treasure the cards.
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Thanks for the kind comments, Ken. I'm so pleased you like this, and yes, family has really enjoyed getting these.

Thank you, Christel!

Thanks so much, Dianna. I really appreciate your comments.
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Great work and a lot of patience!
Agreed with Ken 100%
Happy New Year to you and all the artists in this forum.
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Thank you so much, Moises. I really appreciate your kind comments! Happy New Year!
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Beautiful! Happy new year!
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Re: Throne of God - The Annual Christmas Card

Very nice work! I also am glad to see a Christmas card about God.
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Thanks very much, woodenpalette! Happy New Year!

Thank you, Sheryl. I'm glad you feel that way - that is, after all, what Christmas is all about.
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