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The Parting of the Sea

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"Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water..." Exodus 14:16

This here is my first fully digitally painted piece. I hand drew moses but painted him and created the backround fully in photoshop cs. While I'll never totally abandon traditional methods of creating art, painting digitally offers up so many great abilities. This piece also is also significant in that, while painting it, I finally picked up the gauntlet laid before me for the past several years and dedicate myself wholly to biblical illustration. I've been weaving in and out and around it these past few years but I've few obstacles or excuses left now and frankly I loathe what christian "art" has become. Biblical christianity once the subject of the Great Masters of Art is now reduced to paintings of lovely colored scenes of houses (with..maybe.. a bible verse connected to it), and eagles.. lots and lots of eagles, and the occasional "Happy Jesus" painting. Once in awhile a great piece of Art comes along but it gets lost in the endless array of knick knacks and trinkets it eventually gets turned into...thanks..I'll pass...My goal is to create art that gets people to actually open up their bible and read it...

..so unless God moves me onto something else thats what I'll be doing from here on out...lets see how I do..
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Lightning-Mover256Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:!!!
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emann29 Digital Artist
I must say, I'm in total agreement!  There's far too much smarmy Christian art out there.  I like to think it's part of an artist's job to show things from an unexpected, hopefully thought provoking  perspective.  Thanks for stopping by, thanks for commenting, and nice work for a first full digital!
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Ha, thanks this was many years ago now. I haven't been doing much painting because I moved on to making a comic instead.
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emann29 Digital Artist
Yeah I noted that.  I do hope your comic reaches people like you want it to.  I haven't had a chance to read it, but coming from a family that LOVES comic-con chances are really high I'll like it.
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Give it a read, let me know what you think!
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tvcrazymanHobbyist Digital Artist
Great comments. I think you are on to something, making art to get people to open up their Bibles is a great idea. I feel that way about my writing, but I haven't decided to dedicate all my writing to the biblical themes at this point, just my first two books so far.
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Do what you gotta do. Personal projects are important too.
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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FantasysDreamHobbyist General Artist
im sorry but this is not fantasy i believe it really happened and there is proof
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
I agree, but unless dA changed their categories I don't think there is a "history" category to place the painting in. My only choice was "fantasy".
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FantasysDreamHobbyist General Artist
okay but i do believe the bible is 101 percent true
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braixlordStudent General Artist
There was no mud, no puddles, no water, God moved every drop of water from the path. We serve the true Awesome God!
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks. This was my first ever digital painting.
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Wow, so realistic, well drawn and simply fantastic.
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
My first ever digital painting.
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GeneralOctaviousStudent Digital Artist
That's amazing. :wow:
Great rendition of one of my favorite bible stories! :+fav:
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
thank you General
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GeneralOctaviousStudent Digital Artist
No prob!
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I have no words!!
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Excellent work - there is so little GOOD Christian art out there that isn't just cheezy. Great work, thank you.
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ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
I aim to please not make cheese ;)
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Your artwork is amazing =)
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