This week is traditionally referred to as Holy Week, and includes Palm Sunday, Good Friday and culminates on Resurrection Sunday (Easter). This year I decided to journal my way through the week in my Inspire Bible. Each day I will be posting a finished page from the previous day, as well as the unfinished page I plan to illustrate next. I encourage anyone who would like to join me to sign up to follow this blog so you can receive email notifications when the new day gets posted. (Click “Follow the Blog” either in the sidebar if viewing on a computer or at the bottom of the page if viewing mobile.)
I was a little disappointed there weren’t any illustrations specifically for Palm Sunday in any of the gospels that describe “Jesus’ Truimphant Entry” in the Inspire Bible. Since the NLT translation doesn’t use the word “Hosanna” in the description either, I decided to journal the illustration a few pages after this passage in Matthew 21 that had the words “LORD” surrounded by leaves and flowers.
- Artist Loft Watercolors
- Pentel Aquash Water Brushes
- Illustrated Faith Pen
- Faber-Castell Pitt Pen
- Date Stamp
- Black stamp ink
- Cross washi tape
- Illustrated Faith chipboard tab
- Illustrated Faith mat
These supplies are some of my favorites and most used when it comes to illustrating in my Bible. I do not “prep” my pages and apply the supplies directly to the page. Most of these supplies do not bleed through to the other side; only the stamp ink bleeds through sometimes but not every time.
As I was painting this page, I was meditating on the truth that Jesus is Lord. He is Lord of Palm Sunday, He is Lord of the events of this week that we celebrate, and He is Lord of my every day. In Matthew 22: 37-40 it says “…You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Hosanna!
Tomorrow I will be posting the page I will illustrate today, which can be found in 1 Peter 3:18 (page 1462 in the Inspire Bible). Feel free to illustrate with me, and tag @kountingsheep on Instagram to share.
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