I enjoy making religious art from time to time, and I thought I would share some of it here. I’m going to avoid posting anything blasphemous simply because there’s another thread for that already. If anyone else has artwork they’ve made or like, feel free to share it.
Interesting drawings. Have you thought of charcoal?
I don’t usually show my painting because I others won’t like them. But seeing as you’re brave enough, I’ll have a go. I don’t title my paintings. Some are obvious, the more abstract can be whatever the viewer wants:
Thanks. I’ve tried charcoal in a college class but more recently, I only use pens or sometimes those crayons. Not crayons exactly, what are they… Thick pieces of color, that’s the best word I have right now.
Nice work yourself. I especially like the last one, the colors are rich and the design is interesting.
Let me post a a few, the pastel ones aren’t the best, I’ll be honest. The last is erotic, fair warning. Each was inspired by a line from The Book of the Law. I’m with you on Crowley by the way, he played up his occultism and probably half-knew it was all a game. But I do love the anarchy of “Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Anyway.
Thanks. I’ve tried paint and I can’t get it to work. I don’t know how to work with it, truth be told.
Yeah, it’s not a warrant to run wild. “Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will,” meaning… well, temper yourself because you care about yourself and other people, as I read it.
What kind of paint? I guess you know that house paint isn’t suitable for fine art? (it cracks)
I’ve tried water colour and acrylic. I found watercolour too unforgiving. So I use acrylic. It dries much faster than oil and can be painted over. I used cheap craft paint for the first few months, at around $2 a tube. Since then have been using Montmarte, an OK student quality at around $2.50 for 75 ml. Montemarte also make acceptable student quality brushes.
You might like to try impasto (palette knife) technique. You can get sets of plastic palette knives for a few dollars at craft shop or from Ebay…
Below is link to a simple impasto tutorial, abstract. (1min 56) There are heaps on youtube, as simple or as complex as you like.