Digital Painting of Jesus.
A study I painted awhile back when I was just literally starting out with digital painting (I had very little idea what I was doing at the time).
It was also, uh, miraculously drawn without reference (I wouldn’t recommend drawing anything without references, not unless you’re already very familiar with human anatomy as a whole— and I am not even that good— but this gamble seemed to have paid off, after some rough starts).
Of course, my visual library had a lifetime of seeing depictions of Jesus in various medias, so this wasn’t a radically different interpretation of Jesus. It’s your classical European Jesus. Why blue? Because it’s more ethereal and gets away from the race debate. And you know, some religions likes their holy figures in blue (like Krishna), so I was like, “why the heck not?”
What the tarnations is a visual library, you ask?— well, my hero, Sinix, of Sinix Design, can tell you all about it in this handy video he made.
And I also did fun stuff with this piece, for example, as an illustration of a bookcover project.