Monday, October 10, 2005

Illustration Friday: Lost

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Lost". I thought of a lost sheep right away. I actually call this image "Lost and Found". (click the image to see a larger version) Whenever I've found myself lost, wandering and afraid because of the poor choices I've made or because of circumstances beyond my control, I've been blessed time and time again by the tireless pursuit and comforting embrace of the Good Shepherd. He has always come to my rescue, shined His light into my scary circumstances, and loved me unconditionally. Just like the words of the old hymn, Amazing Grace, "I once was lost, but now I'm found...", I too have been found...and I am forever grateful to my Shepherd!

"Like a shepherd, he will care for his flock, gathering the lambs in his arms, hugging them as he carries them..." Isaiah 40:11 (The Message)

22 comments:

  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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  2. Becky, your illustrations always make me feel happy and good inside. Thanks
    This one is adorable.

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  3. These are so awesome, Becky. I love the darker background.

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  4. This is lovely...it has such a nice meaning too!

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  5. Anonymous1:45 PM

    OK, this is just adorable. The scary eyes and entangling branches are most appropriate, and the dark green/black colors typify fear of being lost.
    And I love the way the Shepherd has a big bear hug on his "now-found" little sheep. Great job.

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  6. Really beautiful illustration in so many ways!

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  7. This is great! it's nice to see an inspirational entry for Illustration Friday. Very nice drawings and nice color rendering too! Makes me think they are paper cut-out figures in a diorama (spelling?). Great job.

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  8. Nice concept about this week topic and very well done !

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  9. very moving illustration

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  10. this is a wonderful illustration. Such a hopeful message for children who will, no doubt, find themselves lost at some point in their young lives...

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  11. Anonymous10:04 AM

    You have such insight in seeing a story in one word. I love the way you illustrate your stories. You have so much to give and you are giving. I am so proud of you and I look forward to the future in all that you do.
    You are loved!!!

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  12. Hi Becky,

    I had the same idea of a lost sheep, unfortunately, I was unable to illustrate it due to lack of time and inspiration.

    You've done a wonderful job! I'm glad you did this theme, because it was still at the back of my mind, after I drew my illo. You've illustrated exactly what I had in mind.

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  13. terrific...are you doing children's books yet?! You should be!

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  14. I really enjoyed this drawing - I agree with the above comment - you should do children's books!
    Thanks also for stopping by my site!

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  15. This is very well done. Cheers!

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  16. ~ I LOVE this Post~

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  17. great illustration! makes me think of "All We Like Sheep" from Handel's Messiah.

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  18. You're amazing, Becky.

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  19. The first thing that sprang into my head was that old Bing Crosby tune, "We're poor little lambs who have lost our way," which kind of makes sense.

    These look to me like stills from an animated film that you've just made,with a well-told (if didactic) story :). I'm sure there must be a Christian children's magazine that could use this!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful illustration. It has a very warm feeling in it.

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  21. This illustration is so wonderful done and has great meaning for me too. I painted the Lost Sheep (a remake of the original) a few years back and gave it to my great Aunt as a gift. She was thrilled and it hangs prominently in her living room.

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