I am now pretty much done with the illustrations for the calendar, and will need to design the rest of the calendar months and dates! Here are some rough draft shots I took before scanning and editing. As you can see below, I don't edit too much after scanning, but my cheap scanner requires me to enhance the colors and sharpen certain parts digitally.
Before (above) and after (below)!!!
WHO IS LIKE YOU, O LORD, AMONG THE GODS? WHO IS LIKE YOU; MAJESTIC IN YOUR HOLINESS, AWESOME IN GLORIOUS DEEDS, DOING WONDERS?
If you are wondering how I paint the words and layer them onto the paintings, you can read about it in my first process post here! For the painting above, I converted the letters into gray rather than white because the background color just wasn't dark enough for white to show.
TO THE ONLY GOD OUR SAVIOR BE GLORY, MAJESTY, POWER AND AUTHORITY, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, BEFORE ALL AGES, NOW AND FOREVERMORE!
For this particular piece, I had to digitally darken the color of the water, because no other color looked quite right than white. And as you can see below, the original color was quite subtle.
Ah, this last one got more love than all the other ones. I have a thing for stargazing, so I just had to make one of a starry night sky. When I was in middle school, my family visited Inner Mongolia, where we traveled across a desert on camels at night. The sky that I saw there that night still haunts me. It was other-worldly. It was beyond anything I had imagined. It was like being under an endless black blanket filled with fairy lights. There was no other light source than the stars, and the entire place was bright enough for the camels to find their footing and for us to see one another. To this day, nothing I've seen has been quite as magical. So I found myself painting it.
Would you believe me if I said the sky in my memory is even more magnificent than the painting below?
Nothing beats God's creation. That's sort of my motto.
THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD; THE SKIES PROCLAIM THE WORK OF HIS HANDS.
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I honestly get really excited every time I look at my phone...enjoy! x