Artist bio

My name is Stefan Bernard I'm 27 years old and I have been drawing since I was a kid.I love art and I'm thankful that god has blessed me with the gift to create art. To me waking up and drawing all day for a job would be a dream come true. My preferred medium to use is colored pencils. I love the medium and I seek to master it and push it's limits.


Spiritual Warfare



Artist Statement

The work is titled “Spiritual Warfare.” I analyzed each verse and incorporated the message into my art.

With this piece, I wanted to explore my heart and consciousness of my mind. I used a combination of surrealism and realism when creating this piece. I drew inspiration from artist such Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and other modern inspirational and talented artist.

This piece can be broken into three sections: top, middle, and bottom.

With manipulating the scenery and certain figures, I tried to illustrate what certain verses meant to me.

How it fits into contest

In this art piece, I wanted to show how I envisioned Ephesians 6:10-20

“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.”

Starting at the top, the dark angel statue symbolizes the fallen angels which are wicked evil that come from heavenly realms to wage war among us.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

With the middle section of this piece I wanted it to represent these two verses. The angel at the right represents having faith in God. With God you can overcome any evil thing that targets your heart. The tigers in the center represents what I believe you must do to receive The Armor of God. “Unleash your hearts mighty roar, call out and God will hear you.” The tigers roaring symbolize how bold are cries to God must be. They must be loud and powerful, with no doubt or hesitation. God is in control and will lead us down the right path if we put our trust in Him.

Finally, the bottom of this piece, I drew comparison to the spiritual battle that we are all in.The tigers fighting represent the constant fights we go through as humans, I feel like evil is working to spread hate among everyone. So we can fight amongst each other to keep us divided and not united. And for the thundering waters it represents the tides of anger and hate created from wicked ones trying to wash and divide us as people and our nation.The angel on the left represents watchers, angels looking over us and mourning hoping we will get past our differences, sorrows, anger and frustration we face. But for this to happen I believe that we must seek out god for guidance.

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

If we put our trust in God and rely on His word for comfort throughout our present battles, we can overcome anything.


I want to credit my beautiful and loving girlfriend for helping me with my writing, she helped me oraginze my thoughts and helped me structure what I wanted to say. If you see this I love you Xio.

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