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Japanese Christ Pantocrator
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Published: March 15, 2019
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Japanese Christ Pantocrator
© Cecilia Lawrence
March 14th 2019
11x14 inches
12 Hours
Ink and Watercolor


I was commissioned to make an image of the Jesus Christ (Pantocrator) in the style of Japanese wood-block prints as a companion piece of the Japanese Madonna of Tender Mercy that I had previously done. The pose is based off of the Sinai Christ Pantocrator but in traditional Japanese-style clothing. The Japanese katakana characters in the scrolls read イエス・キリスト which means "Jesus Christ."
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Happy-Harvey's avatar

I thought that was Keanu Reeves.

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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So did a lot of people, apparently. :XD:
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Gryphaena's avatar

I especially like how you used the rays coming from Him in the color red to be like the red sun on the Japanese flag.

He is the Sun of Righteousness, after all.

https://biblehub.com/psalms/84-11.htm

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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That was precisely the idea! :aww:
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Pinkeloving's avatar

"I will kill all of Japan!"

-Cindy

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Burgereater's avatar
That almost look like Keanu Reeves. Fantastic concept I would say.
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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James620's avatar
nice and look at this Asian Jesus Christ by James620   Emperor Jesus Christ Of Japan by James620   Katana Of The Spirit by James620  
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NorthStars4ever's avatar
I like this picture of a Japanese Christ :)
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Thank you!
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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VicodinFlavoredMints|Hobbyist General Artist
This is too cool! I especially like the blue you used. Excellent job! :love: :iconbravoplz:
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww: I'm a big fan of that particular shade of blue (the really dark blue-green that's almost grey) so I like to use it almost ever opportunity I get. :D
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VicodinFlavoredMints|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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E-Ocasio's avatar
Most original! :clap:
I know Catholics are a minority in Japan, but I'm sure the few ones there who'd see this would LOVE it.
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THANK YOU!!! :aww:
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You're very welcome. :)
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Excellent companion piece!  :highfive:
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!!
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BohemianBeachcomber|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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I've never been into Catholic art before but your whole gallery is wonderful!
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Theophilia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for that lovely compliment! :meow:
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amazing! 
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