Thursday, October 17, 2013

Daily Draw: Theotokos (WIP)

This is a new piece that is in progress. This is eventually going to make up the basis of one of my most involved projects yet. I'm going to be reaching well beyond my usual skill set for this particular project, so I need to lay a good foundation with my initial sketches.

My design will be closely modeled after traditional Eastern iconography, specifically a piece known as the Theotokos of the Passion. It's probably the single most famous icon of Mary as the God-Bearer that has ever been made in the history of Christian art, and the now-lost original was said to have been painted by St. Luke himself, although this is probably a pious legend.

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