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A picture I drew of the Logan temple as a gift for a loved one, which they seem to like, but really have no place to hang. XD

Wall space was an unforseen hurdle. :roll:

The lights inside the temple get brighter as you move up each floor, symbolizing an increasing nearness to god. The outside world is meant to be a dark and frightening place, which clashes with the bright and beautiful appearance of the temple itself.

Architecture isn't my strongest talent, but I like it.
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StormFox|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Long time no see!  I've been offline for such a long time.  This looks fantastic, your perspective is very nice.  Looks like you've really been doing well lately. :3  Hope things have been good for you
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TysonLaFollette's avatar
:la: Thank you! I've been trying to improve.

Things have been going well. Picked up a new job, learned some chemistry... Things are progressing slowly, but noticeably. It's good.
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BlissfulGold| General Artist
This is just great. The perspective and how you've executed this is very skillful. I'm sure it's well liked to whom you gave it to.

I really rather enjoy the glare marks you put on the windows to give them that nice glass surface. It works well and the composition is really nice; especially because you chose to offset it rather than painting it point blank in the middle which would've been the more obvious choice. It turned out especially nice this way, I think.
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:iconblushplz: Ooohoho! Thank you! She seems to like it.(Though she doesn't have anywhere to hang it really. XD)

Yes, the nonsense window lines. :) I can't remember where I picked that idea up from. If you ever draw windows, give them a try. They make it so you can see that there's a surface there without having to do full-blown reflections.
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What's the Logan temple?
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A house of worship of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Each is a unique building. This one is in Logan Utah. People who meet certain requirements are allowed to go there for special ceremonies.

They're beautiful buildings. The LDS church has a photo album of them HERE
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I had forgotten they were called temples. I've passed the Detroit Temple (rather far away from actual Detroit) a couple times; ironically last time was on the way to visit Temple Beth El, one of the local synagogues.
As a Roman Catholic I was always puzzled by the relatively closed nature, for lack of a better word, of the LDS temples when compared to catholic churches; even down to the architecture. In our churches the nave, transept and sanctuary are all part of the same space. My understanding is that LDS temples divide up their space based on what kind of sacrament* people need there. Maybe that's only some of the temples though.

*I don't think they use that word, but I don't know what they call it.
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That is a bit ironic! =D

It's always interesting to see how different people do the same(or similar) things. Are the nave, transept and sanctuary all part of 'A big room with lots of benches and a place up front for someone to speak to the assembly from.'? The LDS call such an arrangement a chapel, referring to the room itself, and not the whole building.

You're correct on both counts. The temples are divided into separate portions for different purposes, AND the LDS don't  refer to religious ceremonies as sacraments, but as 'ordinances'. (Confusingly, there is an ordinance called sacrament. It's the bread and wine.)

Most meetings and ceremonies are held in regular old meetinghouses, with a chapel and a few classrooms. Some ceremonies are deemed more sacred and performed in the temples, such as marriages and 'sealings'. There are also rooms for prayer and contemplation.

Now that we're on the topic though, I've got a few questions about Catholicism. Would you mind if I ask you a few?
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