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Greater Than the Richest King

By xcgirl08
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"So he spoke this parable to them, saying:
'What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

And when he has found it, he lays it upon his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'

I say to you that likewise, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine just persons who need no repentance."

-Luke 14:4-7

This was inspired via the song from 'The Prince of Egypt'- "Look Through Heaven's Eyes"- being in my head for the day: particularly the lines 'A lake of gold in the desert sand/is less than a cool fresh spring/And to one lost sheep a shepherd boy/Is greater than the richest king.'

Although I wanted the shepherd to look much older than a boy, of course. Perhaps the same one who appears with the others at Christ's birth?

Also, sheep are surprisingly hard to draw. Any thoughts/comments/critiques are always welcome!
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Ryusora's avatar
This is beautiful. From the moment I saw this I knew exactly who He was, thank you soo much for sharing this :heart:
Emberblue's avatar
This turned out great!
lordofarabia's avatar
Amazing. Really one of my favorite parables. Great piece of artwork!
The-Only-Way-Out's avatar
This is such a beautiful picture. You portray emotion in a way that is very tangible and touching, and reach out to the viewer in a way that is unparalleled.
DCLeadboot's avatar
I saw that title, and I wondered if you were thinking of "Prince of Egypt" ;)
Pretty cool depiction of the Good Shepherd there, :aww:
ElMafia's avatar
You're so good with mature faces!! *jealous* So cute <3
Mairelyn's avatar
it looks beautiful. and you did a great job on his face. his expression so serene and calm
heartsyhawk's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous :D Sheep are hard to draw, but you've done it remarkably well :)
batcii's avatar
gahh I loved that movie when I was little D:
supermarshmallow90's avatar
I just adore the sepia-toned coloring you used on this and the anatomy is just amazingly done. Also, yes, love the parable, it lifts me up whenever I am feeling really down and mopey. Wonderful work here on his expression, great job. For crit, as someone already said, the shephard's right (our left) arm looks a little thin, but that's it. ^^
Bee9's avatar
omg i love that song! Coincedence I was singing it today XD
Dadaismo's avatar
one of my alltime favorite songs. <3
themongolianshemonk's avatar
gorgeous as always=) and i love that movie!
amwoolsey94's avatar
I love the movie "The Prince Of Egypt"! This is one of my favorite songs from that! Beautiful picture! =D
YandereZombie's avatar
I think everything looks great. I love your coloring style lately more so with the relgious pieces, it gives them more emotion I think. :D

The only thing I can see is that the Sheperds left arm looks a little thicker than his right. Maybe that's just me :/

I love that song from the ';Prince of Egypt' taht movie is so full of win.~
GestianPoet21's avatar
Much love for this. Very pure-looking.

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