The deviantART community is home to a large group of Christian arts whose work is influence by anime. I’ve been blessed to feature examples of work by Beau Soir, sA-oHime, and pancake-waddle thus far. Today, I want to show a beautiful piece by another favorite of mine, GenevieveGT. Involving the famous story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den, the title of the painting is “Hush the lion’s den.”
Reference to the book of Daniel chapter 6 of the angel who shut the mouths of the lions. The inspiration came from a small black and white illustration I saw on a former co-worker’s desk of a brush-stroke Chinese style image of a lion. Needless to say, I wanted to incorporate that same type of feel with these lions but with more colour.
The colour pallet for this piece was not only because of the style of the line art but also because within this account in Daniel’s life, we can see that setting our sights on the things above (Christ and His will in our lives) is a light which burns through any trials or tribulations we face each day. If we have Christ as our center focus in life, all the temporal things in this life become but shadows in His love.