Christian Fanart: Digital Art of Japanese Woodblock Style

The deviantART community is home to a large group of Christian arts whose work is influence by anime.  Some of the most talented have graciously allowed me to feature pieces of their art, including Beau Soir, sA-oHime, pancake-waddle and Genevieve GT.  Today, I’m featuring another amazing artist: ShouYume.  She has many wonderful pieces, including several with Christian themes.  The one below was particularly striking to me with its Japanese woodblock style.  It is entitled, Simon Peter, do you love me?

Simon Peter Jesus anime

Artist Reflections:

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”

He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

21:15-17&version=NIV">John 21:15-17, NIV

We hear the Lord’s command; how many of us keep it? How many of us as Christians-that is, followers of Christ-offer others the opportunity to know the Lord through our testimony?

On a side note, this is my first attempt at a digital rendition of a Japanese woodblock style. Oh well, at least I tried! ^_^ Enjoy! =3

Yeshuah and Simon Peter. =3

This kinda took a good bit of like all day. I fail. Textures, as usual, come from [link] .

For more art from ShouYume, please visit her DeviantART page.


Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

3 thoughts on “Christian Fanart: Digital Art of Japanese Woodblock Style

  1. I love it! This piece is different from what I usually see (though I admit, I mostly just look at fan art). I really like ShouYume’s reflection on the passage. It’s so easy to just breeze through those verses, especially now that I’ve read the gospels a few times. It’s good to have them pointed out to me through both art and words.

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