One night while I was watching the movie, the English Patient, I started drawing parts of the movie and as I drew I overlapped the sketches to form a collage. Months later when I had very little work I decided to take this technique and draw the entire Old Testament. I had no real plan, I used only ink and 9 days later I was complete.
The Gospels took a much longer 2 months. Using what I had learned from the Old Testament illustration I planned ahead and paced myself.
The Hebrew in the center of the Gospel illustration is the summary of the entire Bible, "For God so loved the World that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." This verse comes from the famous John 3:16 (I'm sure you've seen it in a football stadium somewhere). The old man pictured with Jesus is Nicodemus, one of the religious leaders who asked to meet with Jesus one night to better understand his teachings.
Hand written on the bottom is the scripture, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." John 1:14.
A limited edition of 700 have been printed on cream vellum stock.
Size is 17.375 x 23". Only $30 (US). Signed by the artist. Prints will be carefully rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube. For unknown reasons the USPS takes a long time to deliver tubes so please allow for at least 3 weeks, longer for international orders.