Give Change a Chance

kripi, 12"x9", ink and charcoal on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

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hellish effort, 12"x10", color pencil on Mead 75-lb drawing paper

the Unbearable Recurring Load seems massive but still I can raise it up and though i am sure it is heavy somehow i can tell it is being lifted yet the burden i am experiencing is leaden and even so i feel being elevated i do not understand it must be a hell of an effort to carry something i really have no grasp of

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she boom!

My tooth aches

triggeready

Celeritas

my hideaway

go, yeti!

out into the rain

These are some more pen-and-ink drawings that I did using the Rotring ArtPen. I do not use the ink in any of the original cartridges that came with the pen because it’s not permanent, waterproof and dense enough. Instead, I completely empty the ink in the provided cartridge first, or replace it altogether with a piston-fill converter. Either way, I can then just fill it up manually with Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Ultradraw Waterproof Ink using a 5-ml syringe tipped with a 21-gauge needle. The ink is fluid enough to be used with a fountain-type drawing pen like the Rotring ArtPen because this is the same ink that draftsmen use in their more demanding and complicated technical pens.

All works are 11 inches by 9 inches in dimension and drawn on medium-weight white paper.

Happy Birthday, Brother!

Happy Birthday, Jung!

Today is my brother’s birthday!
And on behalf of the 6.7 billion people in this world, I greet you, Jung, a most blessed, happy birthday!
I wish you love and happiness and art!
I love you, brother!
GOD Bless you always!!!


Love and discipleship

Love is charity, 10"x7", graphite and color pencil on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

The Greatest Commandment

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
–Matthew 22:34-40 (New International Version)

fishers of men, 10"x7", color pencil on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
–Matthew 4:19 (New International Version)

Believe

the man they call, 10"x7", ink and color pencil on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

the Christ, 10"x7", ink and acrylic on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

I believe in a man, who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, as the Son of the living God and Savior of the world! His name is Jesus Christ, and he is by now arguably the most famous person who ever lived! His teachings about love, forgiveness, peace, faith, praying, acceptance– however rooted in virtues and charity– are both revered and despised by people across all religions and generations! Only true believers put their faith in Him, that at several moments in history even got them scorned and persecuted for believing in His divinity!
Spirituality is unparalleled in its intensity because it involves personal conviction– that defining it by mere scope of reason seems insufficient! As only faith can get the message across from a believer to a non-believer, getting someone to accept one’s belief is mainly an expression of free will by way of grace. It is a choice that one makes with his/her heart. Because at the end of the day, one either truly believes or not!

Art and anger

plain wrong, 10"x7", ink and color pencil on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

eat it away, 10"x7", graphite and color pencil on Strathmore 400-series, 60-lb Sketch paper

Sometimes I feel so slighted or irritated that I just want to vent my ire right away at the cause of it no matter what! And while the act of releasing it seemed liberating– it is hell! Looking back at those times when I was so enraged I wanted to get even, I couldn’t help now but feel small! And what’s ironic is the fact that during all those times, I was feeling anything but sorry! I thought I knew I was right and that the person who wronged me deserved worse! But as I would learn much later, even– even— if I was right, if I acted out of spite, I am still wrong! Now I feel so shameful at how immature and childish I was back then! What I learned is that as anger clouds my reason, pride slowly kills my soul! That much I now know.
Some of the drawings I’d made were done while I was mad as hell! And some were done only after feeling sorry about the whole thing. And for whatever worth art is to me, I know that those times when anger ate away at my reason, I was instead breaking pencil leads, sloshing ink all around and slapping on paints as bold or muddied as pride and prejudice could be! Follies may take me away to places inside my head where anger and frustration exist– but always only at the mercy of art!