The most provocative aspect of art is that we don’t have to agree on religion or politics; we can see the beauty in another’s ideas and explore those views without judgment.
About the Taproot Series:
Graphite and colored pencil drawings series: the “Taproot” Christian art series is very dear to me. The prevailing theme of this figurative drawing series deals with emotions, experiences, and chasing dreams – all while being “rooted” in our faith. Proverbs 16:9 states “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”
In this modern Christian art series of figurative drawings, the juxtaposed imagery of the “tree of life” and the fragile human, clothed in shadows and flowing fabric, shows the beauty of life and creation when the “roots” are in place.
This series captures the raw emotions I’ve felt throughout my walk with God, and is a bit of a self portrait of feelings and beliefs. There’s a touch of surrealism to this spiritual drawing series.
“The Calling” Graphite Pencil and Colored Pencil Drawings:
Transition is a scary place to be. It can feel like standing at the edge of a cliff with no guardrail. This artwork focuses on that feeling of hanging from the edge to chase a dream. If our steps are established by the Lord, we’re still firmly rooted, even during those petrifying moments.
Philippians 3:13-14 states “Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
How These Graphite and Prismacolor Pencil Drawings Were Made:
The original is graphite and colored pencil. The downloadable version of this artwork is a 5″x7″ printable, and fits into a standard sized 5″x7″ mat and frame.
The image is high quality and suitable as a mobile device background, for social media, and other electronic uses, but final printed quality of downloadable art depends on your printer. This artwork is also available as:
ACEO cards are 2.5″ x 3.5″ and come in a protective card sleeve. If you’re interested in smaller collectible artworks and artist trading cards, visit the ACEO & Art Cards page.
Products Used In Making These Christian Art Prints:
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I try to find ways to make cool pencil drawings and clay artworks that are unique, and I feel this series fulfills that mission. See all drawings in the Taproot series.