Wednesday, February 1, 2012

[Project:ThreeSixFive] Day [XXXI].

There are 31 days in the month of January. I have posted at least one picture in each of those days this year.

To all who have visited this blog after seeing my tweet, HEY! Thanks for taking the time to do that. I don't mind if you don't want to read everything all the time, but have a scroll around and see my other entries this month. It's been a pretty nice month.

For today:

A few of these flowers surround my drawing table. They're really nice. My mum made hundreds of them for our wedding. Hundreds. My wifey's bouquet was made of them, each of the five groomsmen and myself had one on our tuxedos, they were on the edges of the aisles and they were made as hair pins and given out as favours to all the lady guests. Hundreds.

A rough picture for one of the two characters I'm wanting to draw. I was reading 2 Samuel 23 today and I want to draw loads of characters based on the chapter.

Here it is (starting at verse 8 and going to verse 23):
" 8These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite who sat in the chief seat among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite. He lifted up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 9And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were there gathered together for battle, and the men of Israel had gone away. 10He arose and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand cleaved unto the sword; and the LORD wrought a great victory that day, and the people returned after him only to despoil. 11And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils; and the people fled from the Philistines. 12But he stood in the midst of the ground and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD wrought a great victory. 13And three of the thirty chief men went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam; and the troop of the Philistines pitched camp in the Valley of Rephaim. 14And David was then in a stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15And David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!" 16And the three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD. 17And he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Is not this the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men. 18And Abishai the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and had the name among three. 19Was he not most honorable of three? Therefore he was their captain; however he attained not unto the first three. 20And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab. He went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow. 21And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man; and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but he went down to him with a staff and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 22These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and had the name among three mighty men. 23He was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard."

It's a fair bit to read, but it's pretty inspiring. Makes me want to buy a sword. The drawing is going to be one of the two lionlike men of Moab (in verse 20). I had a good time just alternating between the brush and the eraser in photoshop to get a basic doodle. Still not as satisfying as working in pen on paper, but a start nonetheless.

Arkansas are playing Vanderbilt at the moment. It's 71-60 Arkansas and I can't see them falling behind at all. 16-0 for the Hogs!

Drawing time.


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