…here’s how the “Thirty-Three Parables of Christ” turned out:
This was done on Strathmore 400 Bristol which has this watermark in the lower left corner:
I had a little fun and incorporated it into the drawing:
Could be the heretofore unknown parable of the “Thistle Among The Vines”.
I got an email from Joe who said, “I love Hans Memling’s “Scenes from the Passion of Christ” and “Scenes from the Life of Mary”, and Pieter Breugel’s “Hunters in the Snow” and “Netherlandish Proverbs” — in which there are many separate stories/events all occurring at once within a single unified landscape or cityscape.
… or these:
Joe goes on to say, “I’d like you to do a similar scene, but incorporating all or most of the parables of Christ.”
Many hours later and after amassing 691 files for reference sorted into 42 folders,
I present to you the pencils for, ‘Thirty Three Parables of Christ’:
I’ll get back to you when the inking is done.
Don’t wait up.