I orginally made part of the artwork for a poster that I had hung above my desk at work, reminding me every day that we are called specifically to action. He gave us His armor, but WE MUST IMPLEMENT IT. I used a couple of different tools to create the final piece for submission: a 3D rendering software for the "principalities", then used my graphic software to render them into a sketch. The Knight was stitched together from multiple photographs of armor, then everything was brought together.
We are constantly being bombarded by forces we don't necessarily see with our naked eye, but through the gift of discernment, we can understand that all opposition we face each and every day goes far beyond things we can touch or hear or see in the physical world. This is the reason that the "principalities" are kind of pulled back, just barely visible in the artwork, because while we can't really see what we struggle against, they are always there waiting to fire arrows of doubt, fear and discouragement. Besides the armor God gave us to protect us from attacks (because lets face it, the devil will do everything he can to keep us from living in the victory Jesus ensured we have), He gave us one offensive tool, "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." While most of the art is black and white, color emanates from the Word of God outward, shining it's truth on anything it's near.
Leondas Paul III
Jennifer Paul (My Wife) - She was my cheerleader. She encouraged me for weeks and weeks to enter the contest. I kept telling her I didn't think any of my art was good enough, but she continued to encourage me to make something, even if it was just for me.
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