Monday, December 19, 2011

Your Artistic Life? Are You Guilty?

You call yoursekf a Christian artist, or maybe an artist who is a Christian.

How is that indicated? Are you taking both faith and art seriously?

Ask yourself this: if on trial, suspected of being a Christian artist, what evidence would they have against you?
Or would the judge say, "This guy? All talk. Set him free. He is no worry to us."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How Do You Bring Your Art Out of Hiding?

Hiding good things under a basket?

  1. Do you show your work in a gallery?
  2. Submit it to publishers?
  3. Self-publish it?
  4. Work with your church to lead a program?
  5. Train kids at VBS?
  6. Work with your community to promote the arts?
  7. Teach?

You tell me. Give me ideas.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christian Arts Groups?

I am part of a Christian arts group based in Wheaton, Illinois. All art forms. It is good for me to be around people whose art is different in style, focus and medii than mine. It helps keep me sharp and creative.

Tell me about yours.

Sharper still... As a writer, a critique group is helpful. A great way of iron sharpening iron.

I've recently started attending Word Weavers, a national Christian critique group. It is a subset of the Christian Writer's Guild, led by Jerry Jenkins. Jenkins, as you may know, had a long career writer before his amazing Left Beghind success. He is now passing on his knowledge.

See what it is all about.

Also see: Are You in a Christian Artist Group?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Aim of Art?

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
- Aristotle

What do you think? 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sequential Art at Karitos 2011

Workshop 7: Title: Sequential Art, Part 1: Creating the Characters -- Justice Carmon 
What character is the Lord calling you to create, or to be, or to represent that depicts His call on your life? In this workshop, you will learn about and create your own characters using examples from Charles Schulz, Bill Watterson, Johnny Hart, and others. You will learn how to simplify your characters so others can more easily identify with them.

Workshop 8: Title: Sequential Art, Part 2: Telling the Story -- Justice Carmon
What story is the Lord calling you to tell? You will discover, through hands-on sketching, how simple it is to lay out the path before you. You will learn how to create something suitable for storyboards, comics, cartooning, or for your own personal use in pointing you in the right direction.

Justice Carmon is a talented graphic designer and illustrator who holds a BFA in Communication/Fine Arts from the University of Memphis. He was born and raised in the land of Elvis by Presbyterians and rednecks, a Bible in one hand and comics in the other.

Residing in Wheaton, he now serves as a jail preacher, Bible teacher, caregiver, and storyteller for Jesus.


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011? Will this be the year you take your art more seriously?

The Sistine Chapel: A Glorious RestorationLots of artists love talking about art, but when it comes to getting it done, well -- is this going to be the year?

Self-discipline sounds like a dirty word in art. Getting up early, working hard, drafting, crafting, editing, repainting. However, self-discipline finishes the job.

If God has ordained you, are you willing to be a martyr?

2011 is here.

Search for Sistine Chapel puzzle
2010: July 15-17