The Boy’s Lunch

This week’s featured piece is:

Title: The Boy’s Lunch (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand)

Medium: Graphite on paper

Size: 18″ x 24″

When: Winter 2012

Time to complete: About 10 hours over a week

Thought process: Originally I was going to have a crowd of people by the water with Jesus handing out food. However, as I was pressed for time, drawing a crowd of people is time consuming! I ended up simplifying the design by just focusing on how little food was really available, then adding the boy holding his lunch and just a hint of water in the background.

Problems I encountered: I didn’t really have a lot of trouble with this one. I was really nervous about drawing the fish, but they only took about 10 minutes each to do. The basket, however, proved to be more of a challenge by taking about 3 hours to do! It was well worth it though, I think it looks amazing.

Favorite part: Everything; I think this one turned out amazingly well.

Least favorite part: I’m actually pretty pleased with this piece!

Product availability: Unavailable at this time, but will end up in the note card set!

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

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