I have always created concepts and sketches throughout my life, and have several works in development around religious themes. Many of my sketches reflect visualizations that appear to me. This particular image appeared to me one day, and I created a first sketch, then a second, and subsequently transposed it digitally for this submission. The title reflects the prophet's frustration at the evil around him, which he sees manifested in the being in front of him. The angel is warning him to not strike the being, as it is a living creature, and to have faith in the Lord's plans. Hence the title, "Begone!" as the prophet is crying "Begone" and trying to ward off evil without committing an evil act himself - one cannot fight evil with evil.
The prophet is experiencing an inner battle, and must remain firm in his faith. He must be able to stand his ground; in the sense of this drawing, the "full armor of God" represents emotional armor for the prophet. He is not struggling against flesh and blood as represented by the creature, but against a deeper evil resident on Earth that manifests itself in many ways:
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14"
Original work. Pricing is dependent on use; please contact Francine@farvisionstudios.com
Concept art, illustrations, graphic design, art direction.
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