Inspiring Art

Pilate is running late

but I rediscovered some amazing Bible based artwork to share with you instead!

I’ve been a big fan of Graham Kennedy’s art for a long, long time. Not only is it beautifully drawn and specifically designed to accompany Bible stories it’s also incredibly well researched. His desire to draw accurately has led to meticulous research into the cultures, buildings, landscape and traditions written about throughout the Bible.

serpent_in_wilderness_gkHis blog is a fascinating record of this: it covers everything from would the Pharisees have had dark blue or black lines on their prayer shawls to the shape of the stone tablets (probably square!). It’s made me double check a passage to find out if Jesus was talking to a crowd or just the twelve or an unspecified number of disciples in between – things that if I hadn’t considered it from an artist’s perspective I may never have noticed; but which can change the way you apply a passage.

AngelHe also does the best drawings of angels! Unlike the slightly soppy kind that usually adorn my Christmas Cards; you can understand why these angels always have to open every conversation with ‘Don’t be afraid.’
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Read his blog at bibleillustration.blogspot.co.uk and get a free samples of his work (including pictures for when Jesus met the woman at the well) here. Unfortunately all the links I know of to buy his illustrations are broken: I’ll update you if I find any.
Enjoy and subscribe below so you don’t miss it when Jesus meets Pilate.

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