4 Tips on How to draw Bible Verses

If you have been following this blog for awhile, then you know that I love art and I love the Bible! That combo is happy happy for me.  I just need to add a little disclaimer that I am not perfect.

Okay so now that it's clear that I am not perfect here, I am going to tell you how I come up with ideas to draw along with a Bible verse.

Well, the first thing I do before reading the Bible is pray.

After that, I read the verse.  And usually when I read the verse, a word will stand out that I can draw. Take for instance chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians.  That chapter is about love.  When I think of love, I see hearts.

So I draw that one word that stands out.  In this case, it's hearts.  So, I draw hearts.

Then the verse goes on through telling what love is.  So, I add what love is beside each heart and voila a little artwork.

Let me demonstrate with another verse.  Let's take this verse in Isaiah:

Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

So, this verse talks about high places.  Well, when I think of high places, I think of various things and also various situations.  Have you ever heard someone say "Take the high road".  I think of stuff like that as well.

But in this case, I was trying to scribble out a hot air balloon one night.  While I was trying to figure out how to make a hot air balloon, this verse in Isaiah came to mind so I wrote it at the bottom of the drawing.

So sometimes I can be drawing and a verse will come to my mind as well.

And there are times when I don't draw pictures, but just write a little summation of the verse.  You can see more of those summations here and here.
I hope this post helps you on your artful journey!

Here is a brief recap of  How to Draw Bible Verses:
1. Pray
2. Choose a word that stands out to you and draw that.
3. Draw a picture first and think of a verse to go along with that.
4. Write a summation of the verse in calligraphy or hand lettering.

Try it!  And let me know how it works for you!

Happy Drawing!

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