Saturday, January 23, 2016

Illuminated Text Hand Painted. Psalm 139:14

This is a project I did first as a page for people to print and color. (See it at this link ), but I was so pleased with the way it turned out I decided to go ahead and color it and post it to my art store, (see link below).

The text is, "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." from the Bible, Psalm 139:14.

I traced the original coloring page onto watercolor paper. It was done in acrylic, paint, watercolor and fine tipped marker to colorize it. My brushes were all small but the one I used the most was a liner or signature brush.

The lettering was first, in blue acrylic. Black would have been traditional but I wanted to make something more colorful. Next was the red in acrylic for the border.  In many examples of ancient pages and red is a common accent color. The hearts have a little violet mixed around the edges to give some definition from the red boarder. White primer gesso gave the hearts a little highlight. The yellow and brown were watercolor. Last was edging with an ink brush marker.

The original picture I drew did not have the vines going around the inside border but the colors were all so hot I felt it needed some cooling down. Before I painted the green vines I placed tracing paper over the project and did a sketch to see if it would work. Even with sketching I wasn't quite sure it would work out, but went ahead anyway. I had to use white priming gesso to cover over the red where the green leaves would go above so the red would not bleed through. I think it looks pretty good.

CLICK HERE  to see this at my on line art store and make a purchase.

Illuminated Text, Psalm 139:14, Painted By Hand.
If you want to print the black and white coloring page and try to colorize it yourself use the link above or visit my other blog at the tab Free Kids Coloring Page above.

(c) Adron

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