Walking on Water

This week’s piece is…

Title: Walking on Water

Medium: Graphite on paper

Size: 18″ x 24″

When: Winter 2012

Time to complete: About 10 hours over a week

Thought process: This one was one of the easiest to figure out what I was going to draw! However, actually making what I wanted happen wasn’t quite as easy…

Problems I encountered: Oh. My. Goodness. The water. So much water, so much waves. I’m still not completely satisfied, but I think you know what it is and what’s going on.

Favorite part: Getting Peter’s expression down! Oh, and for some reason I really like the boat and how that turned out. And the clouds are pretty good, too!

Least favorite part: The water could have been better, but I don’t think it’s super awful, either.

Questions on this piece:

Why do you have Peter sinking and not walking on the water as well? I love that part of the story!

Honestly, it never occurred to me to have him walk on the water; I always knew I’d have him sinking. When I read this story (Matthew 14:22-23), I focus more on that he’s human and gets distracted by silly things. He loses focus on what’s really important, and that’s Jesus. I wanted to convey that, hence him sinking.
 

Product availability: Unavailable at this time.

To see the other drawings in this series, click here.

I’m not sold on the title for this piece. What would you title it?

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