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An idea that sort of struck me. I mean, Jesus grew up as a normal human child would, right? Hm.

I actually made this for my mom's birthday. She enjoyed it.

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MandiPoPoPope Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous.  Thank you for sharing such beautiful works and concepts of Jesus being a happy little kid with His Mom.  I would love it if artists would focus more on Happy Jesus than sad, tortured Jesus.  I understand we must remember His suffering and sacrifice, but let's remember His happy times, too!

God bless you, my Friend.
Mandi Pope
raceinthetub Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
I've often wondered why more thought isn't given to Jesus's life between birth and age 12 ( aside from some non-Canonical "Infancy Gospels", or perhaps Anne Rice's book Out of Egypt, which attempts to take a presumtive first person narrative perspective of a 7 year old Jesus).

Think about it: What would a 3, or 5, or perhaps 7 year old Son of
God, who would be all-knowing and all-powerful, but with the poor fine-motor skills of a little boy, produce for artwork? Would He be scrawling out crude representations of 3D and 4D shapes onto parchment, to be nailed to the walls of Joseph's shop? 

I think part of the reason so little thought is given to Jesus early childhood is that some Christians might find it somehow blasphemous to think of the Son of God, giggling his little head off, food smeared all over his face, at the dinner table. Or of the all-knowing Creator of the Universe with his little legs held up in the air while Mary cleaned up his poopy bottom?

But why should this be a problem? I mean, he was supposedly human, the "Son of Man", right? 
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Have you seen The Passion of Christ? There's a scene that compares Jesus falling under the cross to his falling when he learned how to walk. In both cases, Mary wants to run to help him when he's hurt.
MountainGirl96 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This is lovely; simple yet deeply moving.
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very tender, and it really warms my heart.

aurora-celest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Oh, sweet. Non-white Jesus. Great job.
Gamer-Grl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is adorable.
fireworksinice Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely and cute! I want this as a poster. :heart:
CantareinCminor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very touching piece. Simple and beautiful.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww! It's so cute! :aww: :clap:
jackiedg86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful :)
minime41191 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
This is really beautiful. I love how simple it is, and yet so powerful at the same time. You're right- Jesus did grow up as a normal human child because he is human. People forget that a lot of the time, but it's so important because it makes him so relatable.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get on a religion rant. Just know that I truly love this, both for the message and for your artistic ability :)
Miss-Yuki-James Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
great pic, move the feel of it! very simple, beautiful
LC85 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh how sweet! :heart:

I imagined how Jesus stayed to preach when He was 12, and when Mary came back and found him, He tells her that He had a job to do. And she's like "Jesus, You had me worry sick, boy! If You're gonna go preach Your word, at LEAST tell me!" And she pulls Him by His ear while he's like "Mama! That's attached, y'know!" :lmao:

*huggles deviation* I love anything cute, religious or not. :D

A great job :dance:
VeniceGirl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Very cute! :D
AzarRuby Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Aww I love it, it's so beautiful, adorable and sweet!
Hanyou-no-miko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
See, now, this is why I'm religious.

LoZfanchick Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
this is great! :heart:
jenwryn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
OH. This is just incredibly gorgeous. And considering that I've been reeling with thoughts about all those years of Jesus' life before he took up the wandering and - anyway - this is just lovely.
Raemo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
this is really well done! and quite cute, too.
LostWithinDreams Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
RavensNevermore Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
aaaw so cute
amazing as always
kwinny Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
its georgous, i love it
vick330 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautifully done :)
heartsyhawk Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. Most people never give Jesus's younger years much thought aside from his birth and the occasion when he was twelve, but you are absolutely right. He did grow up like a regular little boy for the most part. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful and thought provoking piece of work :)
xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Wow, thank you so much! :hug:
Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Hi Random deviant - lovely digital drawing - nice simple lines :+fav:
HanJoo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
thats true..many ppl dont think too much of his baby hood but i can imagine it was like most lil kids ^^ very very sweet
meteorwish Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
This is simply GORGEOUS! I love the definite outlines and the colours you used here.

xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Thank you! :hug:
SakuraSamaHokage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
it makes me think of Bella with her's and Jacob's child :]
RicaNG Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
This is so cute :love:! Instant :+fav:!
BlackStar-okuz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! this is so cute!! :heart: :love:
ZIM402 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
*insane amounts of smiles!!!!!!!
Darbex Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
This is so sweet! I love it!
wittyxwitch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I love how you spread the word by your art. I think it's one of the best ways to open up other people to it.
xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you very much!

It's funny, that art is a way of communication. But it really is, huh?
wittyxwitch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
oh yes!
awren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
awww! I bet your mom did like it! :D
flamable77 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Awwwwwww...Happy bday to your mom!!!

God bless^)^
swan-swan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Beautiful work! This sort of work from you always impresses me. ^_^
avatarfreak2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
:love: you do a great job of showing the human-like qualities of Jesus and his innocence :D And Mary seems so motherly here, too! :love:
milkstache Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Oh goodness, this is cute! I love your idea and explanation for this - touching and true. :aww:

And uploaded on a Sunday? Nice! :)
fayedove Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful. :aww:
rosegilmore Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Writer
Very nice, I really like it! :D
themongolianshemonk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
This is absolutely Beautiful! It's simple yet stunning and is really a good way to portray him.
Miyazaki-A2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
i've never really thought of Jesus's childhood before...this is so beautiful, in a simple way. It really makes you remember that Jesus was human, too, not always just a miracle worker. Wonderful job.
Grand-Theft-Autumn23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful :heart: I love it
lenlen46 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I really love this. I mean, I love to think of Jesus as he was growing up and I always wondered how his cihldhood was. I mean, he grew up human so wouldn't he have played games, learned to walk/talk, and just go through all the experiences a child would?

There's only two records of him as a child though, when he was 12, and of course when he was born.
Meeoko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Writer
Even though I'm not really religious, I instantly fell in love with this picture.
I've never really thought of Christ as a child before, but now that I have, it just seems so endearing.
I think your picture has captured the more innocent side of Christ's life perfectly. When you're that age, you're not worried about saving the world, you just want to play.

Awwwww.... ^_^
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