This is an illustration ive been working on for my buddy Reveal also from the crew Shadow of the Locust. Awhile back Reveal put out an album titled "God Choozes the Foolish" but never really printed it up with a cover and stuff. So he asked his homie Calmplex to hook him up. Well ive actually taken way too long to get this done but here it is! The inks are done and dried and all i need to do now is go in and color it with Gimp.
The Idea behind this image that Reveal wanted me to portray is in the title of the album. There's a scripture in the bible that says "but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;" 1 Corinthians 1:27 In this Image you see a somewhat auto biographical portrate of a man sleeping on the side walk as a consequence of foolish choices in his life. It's the nightmare i think we all hope to avoid but sometimes our choices combined with a harsh reality brings things like this about. And so it did at one point in Reveals life on the corner of Hope and 3rd St. This was obviously a turning point in his life where God extended His hand of Grace down to a downtrodden man and choosing him for a greater destiny.
What you don't see in this image is something that i will add later. Beyond coloring it I plan on adding a depiction of The Spirit of God basicly ascending upon the man as he sleeps. Not sure exactly how i will do this yet but i have some idea's i will play around with. If anyone has any suggestions let me know im allways open to suggestions.
Also another note about the drawing i might add is you may notice the perspective is kinda funky. This is intentional. Not to say i'm really good at perspective anyway but when i was doing the thumbnails i noticed the one for this was off perspective wise and i decided to keep it that way. I think it adds to the dreamy disoriented nature of the situation. I'm hoping with the more extreme forshortening or sort of ants eye view of the building and street sign that it kind of lends to the drama of the situation.
SOTL fans may also notice the 'Locust Tri-une' shape sort of hidden in the moon craters.
Hope you guys enjoy! Stay tuned for updates and please feel free to comment, suggest, etc.
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