“Shield & Sword” uses different techniques and texture to encompass the importance of God’s word and the armor He has provided for His people. The shield and sword with the use of colour and lighting sets the tone for the painting. The man reading his Bible using a technique to have him fade into the shield gives the appearance of him being hidden from flaming darts.
The work fits into the contest topic by how there is a shield to represent the shield of faith and there’s a sword to represent the sword of the spirit.
Austin Hillis for posing to help with the correct perspective and proportions, as well as for critiquing.
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