Saw the Hobbit the other day. I'm a big fan of the book and so was really curious about the movie. Overall I thought it was very good. Visually it was beautiful. I drew this doodle in early 2012. The pose is bad and the inking is pretty awkward but a fun doodle nonetheless. It was drawn from memory so its not exactly accurate (I don't think hobbits have pointed ears).
J.R.R. Tolkein was a Christian and though his writings are not a direct allegory like C. S. Lewis it is loaded with Christian themes. One of them is that God is glorified using small or weak things. So the Hobbit is a small humble creature yet is the hero of the story. Jesus Christ came as a baby laid in an animal's feed trough, from a poor family, despised and rejected, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and finally crucified. Yet the great plan of God to restore a people to Himself was enacted this way. Christ's humility and weakness in the world's eyes is our great victory and salvation. In this way is God most glorified in that He uses what is small and weak to show His great wisdom and power.
A little doodle of a running man I drew like 2 yrs ago. It was scanned at a low resolution so the quality isn't so great. I am experimenting with digital color below.
I am amazed at the lightspeed pace at which we live today. We have every conceivable device to make things quicker and faster and easier and yet all it has given us is a ratrace like our ancestors had never seen nor could have conceived of. One of the joys of drawing is that it gives us a chance to slow down and dwell on something for more than 3 seconds. I am also blessed by a restful worship service. I bet this little guy is running to church. Or as a forgotten praise song once said, "I will rush to rest at your feet Lord Jesus".
Happy NEW year! This was a holiday decoration painting I did for the cafeteria of our elementary school. Their mascot is Indians so you have Father time with the little boy indian dressed as baby new year and not so happy about it. The little girl indian celebrates in the background. This was painted in acrylic on 5'x3' canvas.
Christian cartoonist seeking to bring glory to his Creator and Redeemer by being creative.