Triumphal Entry

Here is this week’s piece!

Title: Triumphal Entry

Medium: Graphite on paper

Size: 18″ x 24″

When: Winter 2012

Time to complete: About 10 hours over a week

Thought process: This one took awhile for me to design. I wasn’t sure how I was going to portray Jesus entering Jerusalem. I originally wanted to see Jesus riding the donkey and arms waving the palm branches, but that was going to be really challenging to design on a really short time frame. I don’t remember what my exact inspiration was for this, but I thought is still told enough of the story that you could understand what was going on without seeing the crowd or Jesus’ face.

Problems I encountered: Getting the palm branches to look right! They were somewhat problematic.

I also wasn’t sure what to put in the background. I originally was going to put people in the upper right corner waving palm branches, but it threw off the composition. I think it’s okay without something there and just shaded gray as it keeps the focus on Jesus and the donkey. What do you think?

Oh, and the foot. Feet are hard. Especially ankle bones.

Favorite part: Fuzzy donkey legs! And the fabric on the ground 🙂

Least favorite part: I’m not sure. There are little parts that still are off to me, but nothing that I really don’t like!


Product availability: Unavailable at this time, but will probably be included in the note card set!

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

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