A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Don't Mess With Angles

Sorry that it's been a bit since I've added a post. My scanner got mad at me and wouldn't talk to my computer any more. Today it just up and died on me. Looks like I'll be looking for new scanner soon.

So, this is another illustration that I ended up just photographing and then fiddled with it in Photoshop. I've got much to learn about that program, but I think I'm getting a bit better at it.

I think it's no secret that I am a person of faith. Much of the Bible creates interesting visual images for me, and since I am a visual thinker I enjoy putting the images of Bible passages down on paper.

Angels, in the classical sense, are visually interesting creations to me. Often people depict them as gentle creatures, but if you read much of the Bible you quickly discover that they're actually pretty tough dudes. Especially Michael. You don't want to mess with him.

I'm glad that angels are on my side. Can I get an "Amen"?

In other news... I was doing a little blog suffering the other day and ended up over at ournameisblog blog, and entered a contest. Today I received notice that I won this watch.

I think it suits me well. Can I get another "Amen"?

18 comments:

Betty Flocken said...

That's great! I never win.. Love your Angel. I've always liked Michael the ArchAngel the best. :)
I'd like to think of him in light of the movie Michael, but my husband keeps telling me NOT. Thanks for your post.

The Broken Man said...

Love the "tough" angel. I'm always telliing people that angels are pretty tough characters really, but there are so many images of cherubs on clouds that it doesn't really seem to get through...

The Broken Man

http://theblogofabrokenman.blogspot.com/

{Anissa} said...

Congrats on the watch! Did you draw that picture it is really good! Thank you for the comment!

careysue said...

I love your blog and especially your artwork! Thanks for commenting today on mine, my daughter appreciate it too.

I will be back.

AlaneM said...

What a cool watch - congrats on your win.

I like your angel, he means business! I like the thought that these guys are sorounding my family - especially the kids. You always see them depicted as gentle women with flowing hair & a fairy-like apperance. But in the Bible they are tough dudes not to be messed with.
I used to laugh at what I called the 'Schwartzen-angels' prints in Christian bookstores. You know, a beefed up bodybuilder type angel standing watch over a child sleeping? I always thought they were funny but now I think they are not far from the truth.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I LOVE THAT WATCH that is just perfect ... I am so tickled for you! you are so right on the Angels... When I read the bible i see these beings who are so frightening that the people facing them are cowering and hiding... Michael has to be so big and fierce ... cory has a cool coin with Michael on it that he wants to have made into a tatoo one day as Michael represents protection for the police... Cant think of the exact term but anyway ... cool drawing and again cool watch!
Hugs Laura

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ps hi eggy :)

Tismee2 said...

I like it - and look at eggy, he's doing extreme sports!

Brenda said...

I absolutely love that drawing. It is very meaningful to me. Congrats on the watch. Cute. Maybe you don't want the word cute....Nice.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Totally love the drawing! It's perfect. So glad those angels are there to surround and protect.

Congrats on the watch! You are good man Rick and I'm so glad you were blessed with an awesome gift...amen and amen :)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Can I share this drawing?

~michelle pendergrass said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did. I love your "doodles" I've been doing something called praying in color and I've never been more content with my prayer life.

Love your blog! Adding it to my reader now!

Andrea said...

Wow, congratulations on the watch. Sorry your scanner died on you. Hey, and thanks for visiting my blog. Please visit again. :)

deborah wilson said...

Rick,

This is a really nice blog. I'm going to enjoy checking out your illustrations. You'll definitely end up on my BlogRoll, I like to feature artists. the painters and the sketchers. The truth is, I stand amazed and slightly jealous because I never could advance beyond stick people. lol

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be sure to stop by your blog often.

Angels: They are all around. I've been convinced that I have a guardian angel for many years now, especially in the past several months, more than ever.

Andi said...

Thanks for the comment. I knew you would come through. You are the angel and I love that we are just normal people who happen to share our lives on the internet. Truly an eye opening experience to what and who the world is...

I'll take your advice to heart.

Andi

Peechy said...

AMEN!! :o)

love your blog and your fabby doodles and stuffs. Normally lurk and dont comment but it's about time I did.

congrats re: the watch, deffo looks like "you"

Jo said...

I love the watch. You might even be able to tell the time with it. :-)

Your illustrations are great!

Belle said...

Amen