Happy Resurrection Sunday! Here’s a bonus featured piece as it’s appropriate for today:
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 pretty challenging. I had a hard time designing this one! I felt like this one is so overdone by seeing people at the tomb looking in, or just the stone rolled away from the tomb. By this time in the series, I was exhausted mentally and physically, and didn’t have much left in me for doing a complicated piece. I was browsing the internet, and saw a picture of the empty tomb from the inside, and that’s what ended up inspiring this piece from this vantage point.
Problems I encountered: Keeping the white outside of the tomb white! The graphite kept smudging into the white, and it was pretty frustrating.
Favorite part: I like the different vantage point on this one. I feel like it keeps it fresh, if that makes sense.
Least favorite part: In some areas, the graphite was put on too thick and it’s super shiny. It makes parts of the shadows distracting to me!
This isn’t necessarily a “fun” bit of information, but this drawing is the #1 most controversial piece in the series. Quite a few people have told me that although it’s a great drawing, that they don’t like it because the vantage point is from being inside the tomb. We’re supposed to be looking in to the tomb and seeing it empty, not looking out from the empty tomb. And I totally understand that! However, my thought was that I’m sure at least one of the people who came across the empty tomb would have gone in and searched it at some point, so it wasn’t always empty. We’ve all agreed to disagree 🙂
It is one of the six drawings from the series on permanent display in church.
Product availability: Unavailable at this time, but may be included in the note card set.
To see the other drawings in this series, click here.