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Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on September 27, 2007, 07:36:02 PM

 Here's where users can post their own artwork. Again, since this IS the internet, post at your own risk. If there are restrictions you want on your work, please post them with the work. Again, all skill levels welcome, so long as the art is (morally) decent.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on September 27, 2007, 07:38:19 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/Miwa-Ki/CenterofHearts.jpg)

Center of Hearts
-Dulcamara

This actually makes a very nice wallpaper for one's computer desktop. I put my icons around it, so that Christ is the center of my desktop. ^_^

I'm using it myself, and invite everybody else to use it for their own desktop if they'd like.

Please don't redistribute it, though.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on September 27, 2007, 07:41:53 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/Miwa-Ki/littleking-aviestyle.png)

Little King of My Heart
-Dulcamara

Please don't redistribute. You can use it for personal use (on your computer) though.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Magdalene on September 27, 2007, 10:59:05 PM
Wow! Very beautiful pictures!
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on September 28, 2007, 01:17:28 PM
Thanks. ^_^
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Catholic Samurai on September 28, 2007, 06:07:17 PM
I didnt draw this, I just thought it was a nice picture. This was drawn by GENZOMAN. This picture is of Shiro Masuda of Amakusa the leader of the Catholic Shimabara rêbêllïon in Japan in 1637. I'll post an article on this rêbêllïon later. Please do not redistribute. Go ahead and download for your desktop.  
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on September 29, 2007, 09:13:41 PM
Great picture! Looking forward to the information on it!  :ready-to-eat:
Title: User Artwork
Post by: JoanScholastica on October 20, 2007, 05:34:16 PM
Here are some portraits of St. Francis de Assisi with his beloved animals. I got it from my sister whose favorite saint is him.

Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on December 26, 2007, 03:44:14 PM
Just for the heck of it, this little gallery are my 3 completed paintings so far and one work in progress. I only started out this past September.

http://picasaweb.google.fr/MagicGoofBall/Peinture (http://picasaweb.google.fr/MagicGoofBall/Peinture)

There is a little bit of background on some of them at my blog.

http://magicgoofball.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Painting (http://magicgoofball.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Painting)
Title: User Artwork
Post by: JoanScholastica on December 28, 2007, 04:29:54 PM
Oh gee, most of them are horrible... Ooops, sorry.

Perhaps you could do a Georges-Pierre Seurat something???

I really like those kind of arts.

The sample is here - and was posted by you:
http://www.cathinfo.com/bb/index.php?a=topic&t=3381&f=11&min=15&num=15
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on December 28, 2007, 04:49:57 PM
 :laugh1:

Thanks for the honest feedback.

I paint what I like and for now, it involves dark and strange moods.  It might change.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: erin is nice on December 29, 2007, 10:21:39 AM
Quote from: Vandaler
:laugh1:

Thanks for the honest feedback.

I paint what I like and for now, it involves dark and strange moods.  It might change.


She's just a silly little girl who thinks good art is a "pretty" picture  :laugh1:

You're pretty talented.  I can't post any of my paintings, because I can't figure out how to get a decent picture of any of them.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on December 29, 2007, 11:23:56 AM
She can dislike my pictures... in fact, she can hate them.  I'm fine with that.

As far as talent goes, I'm pretty happy so far.  Mixing colors and getting what I want out of them is the most challenging aspect.  I enjoy blending colors and getting some gradation.  Thats the most enjoyable part as far that I'm concerned.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: JoanScholastica on December 30, 2007, 04:08:04 AM
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on December 31, 2007, 08:32:51 AM
Hi Joan,

It's true this forum section is for religious art generally but I interpreted this particular thread to be general.  I got that from the disclaimer that started the thread.  

If my pictures do not belong here, by all means, they can be removed.  

Funny enough, with all this talk of reverence and fearing god, this is precisely why I do not do religious themes.   I feel that my results would not be reverent enough.  

Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on January 01, 2008, 09:47:41 PM
Thank you kindly.

I do like your avatar very much.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on May 03, 2008, 09:26:44 PM
That's right... this thread is for "user art" ... which means it doesn't have to be religious. It just has to not be offensive/blasphemous.

Serious pieces and doodles alike are welcome here, as well, so anybody (regardless of talent) can share if there's something they  would like to.

 :popcorn:
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on May 03, 2008, 09:35:01 PM
Quote from: JoanScholastica
oh by the way, i like the first big picture! :scratchchin:

it's great to know it's your computer's desktop, Dulcamara! :rahrah:



Currently (since then) I've got the Pieta over an interesting wallpaper someone else did. But I started a while back to use something religious for my wallpaper, and since then it's become a rule with me. Even if I have something else behind it, there has GOT to be some space for God there. It is nice because then, as I spend so much time on my computer (when my head is so forgiving) I will always have something there to bring my thoughts to where they should be.

Unrelated note to other posters in this thread: Please do not post anything that is not your own work (or someone you know personall whom you think will not mind). Eg, please do not post old holy cards and what not... I'd like to observe copyright laws as strictly as possible here. Rendering to Cesar and all... (No I don't agree with the strictness of some laws, but I'm sure we will be blessed for putting up with them for obedience's sake.)

If you know the artist personally, and you know they won't mind, great. I, for one, do my best not to visit sites that break the law.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Dulcamara on May 03, 2008, 09:36:53 PM
Quote from: Vandaler
Just for the heck of it, this little gallery are my 3 completed paintings so far and one work in progress. I only started out this past September.

http://picasaweb.google.fr/MagicGoofBall/Peinture (http://picasaweb.google.fr/MagicGoofBall/Peinture)

There is a little bit of background on some of them at my blog.

http://magicgoofball.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Painting (http://magicgoofball.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Painting)


The smoking skeleton one would make a great anti-cigarette ad.  :wink:
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on May 03, 2008, 10:51:51 PM
I had some thought about that. It was painted by Van Gogh a long time ago.  I read it was likely done as a study of human structure.  But your right.  :wink:

Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on June 18, 2008, 08:45:47 AM
Hi Pedro, I enjoy the unusually low point of view, and the foreground grass is very well done.  Did you use separate photo-reference to compose a picture ?  
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Vandaler on June 18, 2008, 12:58:52 PM
You basically answered my question, I recognized that the foreground was not in the original plane you must have drawn from and wondered if it was using photo-reference since it was one of the most realistic looking part.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on May 09, 2009, 07:30:32 PM
Thought I'd breathe some life into this thread. My Signature was a photoshoped image of Saint Joseph that I messed around with to make. THis was the original picture:

(http://www.traditionalcatholic.net/image/Saint_Joseph_with_Jesus.jpg)

If any of you have a favorite saint or something that you want in your signature, I'd be happy to try and make one for you.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on May 10, 2009, 07:19:11 AM
Just give me a picture and I'll see what I can do with it.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on May 10, 2009, 04:35:39 PM
I was just messing around, and then I realized what I was doing; portraying Joseph as a protector from darkness as he was a protector and head of the Holy Family. I thought it was pretty neat myself, I was quite proud of that picture. THanks for the remark.
My avatar is a classical painting of Jesus, and my favorite one as well. So Alex, you still can't think of a picture? Find me a lion :)
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on May 13, 2009, 06:48:38 AM
Quote from: Alex_The_Lion
Sorry the 'browse' button isn't working so I cannot post attachments.
:(


Maybe tomorrow


What do you need a browse button for? Just find me a picture on the internet and post it!
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on May 14, 2009, 06:39:16 AM
ooo i like this one:

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/LionBAR0602_468x393.jpg)
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 02, 2009, 11:43:53 AM
right click on the image, copy and paste the URL, and put it between (http://)

It would be like this: "(http://the link of the picture I want)"
without the quotes.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 02, 2009, 11:44:45 AM
sorry, i forgot to say that you right click on the image, go to properties, and the URL should be right there.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 03, 2009, 07:02:42 PM
http://www.imageshack.us

follow that link and read the instructions, that should work.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 03, 2009, 10:09:55 PM
Thank you.

(http://[url=http://img200.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spouser.png][img=http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5451/spouser.th.png][/url])
Title: User Artwork
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 03, 2009, 10:12:24 PM
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5451/spouser.th.png     )
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 06, 2009, 09:42:06 PM
did you want me to try and make something out of that?
Title: User Artwork
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 06, 2009, 10:08:39 PM
Yes.
Do me a favor and make something out of it!
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 07, 2009, 07:11:57 PM
THe changes I do for that image won't be very much; it's already pretty good. I'll just do a little bit here and there perhaps, and resize it to make it useable for the forums.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 08, 2009, 01:25:53 AM
Thanks.
And after that you are free to use it as your own, whenever you want. but please be faithful to it's message.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 09, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3576/spouseofjesus.jpg)


Hopefully that will work. I don't know if it was what you are looking for. If there is anything you wish for me to do, tell me and I'll change it up a bit.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 09, 2009, 04:35:04 PM
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3576/spouseofjesus.jpg)


copy and paste that into your signature, without the quotes. That should make it appear.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 12, 2009, 07:02:17 AM
More beautiful than I expected! Oh thank you, thank you!
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Lybus on June 12, 2009, 10:43:35 AM
Anyone else want e to make something for them? Just give me something to work with.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Matto on September 16, 2010, 02:18:09 PM
Here are a few pictures that I drew when I was troubled.

Saint Therese of Lisieux:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FF4JtfDgxIA/TJJr83ZKe_I/AAAAAAAAACs/wB-PngRvh4M/s1600/Saint+Therese.jpg)

Saint Joan of Arc:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FF4JtfDgxIA/TJJr3S-nFnI/AAAAAAAAACk/vfZe7BbnuIc/s1600/Joan+la+Pucelle.jpg)

Ave Maris Stella:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FF4JtfDgxIA/TJJrwucRNgI/AAAAAAAAACc/z8z37-AUr0M/s1600/Ave+Maris+Stella.jpg)
Title: User Artwork
Post by: JoanScholastica on September 16, 2010, 06:29:07 PM
Great pics, Matto! I was struck on St. Joan... I never thought someone would still draw her! But is it really true that she cut her hair short?

Here's one drawing I've seen that she had a long hair.... I wonder who's really true...

Title: User Artwork
Post by: Matto on September 16, 2010, 06:47:36 PM
Quote from: JoanScholastica
Great pics, Matto! I was struck on St. Joan... I never thought someone would still draw her! But is it really true that she cut her hair short?

Here's one drawing I've seen that she had a long hair.... I wonder who's really true...


Thank you, Joan. I am not sure why I gave Joan short hair. Possibly because I was influenced by the silent movie the Passion of Joan of Arc which is the most powerful film I have ever seen. In that film, in which the dialogue is based on the actual transcripts of her trial, Saint Joan has short hair. If I had to guess, I would guess that in real life, Saint Joan probably had longer hair.

The picture you posted is far more beautiful than mine.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: JoanScholastica on September 16, 2010, 07:11:22 PM
Thanks for the info, Matto!

I guess I agree with you about St. Joan's long hair.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: herbert on July 22, 2011, 11:18:21 PM
Quote from: Lybus
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3576/spouseofjesus.jpg)


Hopefully that will work. I don't know if it was what you are looking for. If there is anything you wish for me to do, tell me and I'll change it up a bit.


ahh so you the one that created that lybus! i meant to ask soj because it memorable
Title: User Artwork
Post by: herbert on July 22, 2011, 11:21:29 PM
Quote from: JoanScholastica
Oh gee, most of them are horrible... Ooops, sorry.

Perhaps you could do a Georges-Pierre Seurat something???

I really like those kind of arts.

The sample is here - and was posted by you:
http://www.cathinfo.com/bb/index.php?a=topic&t=3381&f=11&min=15&num=15


 :laugh1: :laugh1: :laugh1:

it a shame everyone isnt that blunt. good that vandaler have sense of humor about it. i remeber you were not very impressed with my alternate home page
Title: User Artwork
Post by: MyrnaM on May 29, 2012, 10:17:09 AM
So excited I just sold a piece of my Catholic art..


http://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=e64ab046f1432513588bc6a7297a0af7
Title: User Artwork
Post by: MyrnaM on June 16, 2012, 09:02:16 AM
As some of you already know, I love selling my art via the Internet, and when a Catholic image sells my heart leaps because it gives me hope; people in the world are starving for Catholic images.  Many of my sales come from novus ordo Catholics who still appreciate the inspiration from a Catholic image.

So I am trying to get my website inventory increased and have created a gallery of Catholic art images, mainly watercolor paintings but a few photos also.  These images can be purchased as prints in various sizes.  You can click the image to see the sizes of prints.  They are printed by Fine Art America, and handled by them, my cut is very small.  My reward is knowing that Catholic images are available.  Serving God is my goal.  

Yes, I have other themes there as well, but the joy of selling the Catholic art is so thrilling to my soul, I can't begin to tell you.  

If you enjoy one of the images, you can also just purchase a greeting card through Fine Art America of the desired image.  

Also if anyone wants me to paint a particular saint, I will do my best and there is no obligation to purchase, I just love the challenge.  You can send me a picture, or I will find one myself for reference.   I am currently working on St. Theresa.  

Thanks for looking.

http://myrna-migala.artistwebsites.com/art/all/catholic+art+-+religious/all
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Pelly on March 29, 2013, 04:01:13 AM
Since it's Good Friday, I upload this:
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Pelly on March 29, 2013, 04:03:29 AM
Sorry for double post, I forgot to add the attachment.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 03, 2015, 01:00:36 AM
I created this image from a photograph I'd taken of the outside of the Guadalupe Cathedral in downtown Dallas, TX.  The exterior shows it old history beautifully.  Futher, I was inspired to add in the figure in prayer, eternally devoted, for you can tell that it is a spirit.  Anyone who may be interested I do have a larger size of this as well.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 03, 2015, 01:14:47 AM
I have previously posted one version of this photo; however, I also wanted to share a variation.  It was my attempt to present an angel in prayer.  Again, I convey the spirit of the angel by making the figure slightly transparent.  Please forgive the size on this page.  I know it's rather large.
 
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 03, 2015, 01:25:29 AM
Browsing through the pages here I've seen that several people hold Joan of Arc in high regard.  It was actually through this saint that I was called back to the Church so she has very special significance to me as well.  The attatched is a manuscript page I did including the coat of arms given to her family by Charles VII.  The script is from an interview taken during the retrial in which she was vindicated of her prior accusations in which someone is giving his first hand account of Jehanne prior to the defeat of the siege of Orleans.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on February 03, 2015, 02:11:43 AM
The photos are ethereal and contemplative, BMURMAN.
The manuscript crest is excellent!
 
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It was actually through this saint that I was called back to the Church so she has very special significance to me as well.

Perhaps you could share that story sometime in one of the other threads.

Ah,how I wish I had just a smidgeon of artistic talent. You are blessed.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Elizabeth on February 03, 2015, 08:42:27 AM
Quote from: PerEvangelicaDicta

Ah,how I wish I had just a smidgeon of artistic talent.


After many years of experience and observation, I think I can say with certainty, that you most likely DO have more than a smidge of artistic talent.  The desire is the seed.  Some people have that gift of photo realistic drawing, but with practice anyone can draw and paint.  You just need the right materials and the time and discipline to practice, and some help from the saints.  I hope you get the chance to make some art.  
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 03, 2015, 12:33:19 PM
Thanks, that's very kind of you.  I haven't been at the writing very long.  When I'm ready to sit down, calm and clear, I try to put down the letters one by one.  It hardly does justice to the old work of the monk scribes working by dim candle but as I move forward I think I'll get more control of it.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on February 03, 2015, 01:22:44 PM
Quote from: Elizabeth
Quote from: PerEvangelicaDicta

Ah,how I wish I had just a smidgeon of artistic talent.


After many years of experience and observation, I think I can say with certainty, that you most likely DO have more than a smidge of artistic talent.  The desire is the seed.  Some people have that gift of photo realistic drawing, but with practice anyone can draw and paint.  You just need the right materials and the time and discipline to practice, and some help from the saints.  I hope you get the chance to make some art.  


Elizabeth, I can't tell you how much this means to me.  I never thought of it that way, or even believed it, presuming one either has "it" or not.
I'm making some major life changes and I believe I will take your advice.  Thank you.  Your comments are always inspiring in some way.

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I haven't been at the writing very long. When I'm ready to sit down, calm and clear, I try to put down the letters one by one. It hardly does justice to the old work of the monk scribes working by dim candle but as I move forward I think I'll get more control of it.


BMURMAN, methinks, from your spiritual orientation and humility, that you will do just fine.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Elizabeth on February 03, 2015, 05:25:56 PM
Thanks for your kind words, PerEvangelicaDicta!  If you lived near by I would love to help you get started--and share materials.  If you can find some cheap paper, or save and cut up grocery bags and cardboard boxes you're good to go.

(I used to be really, really uptight about working, because the supplies are so expensive, so it hindered my progress for ages.)

But I'll bet you a million dollars that you have untapped genius in there.
 :cheers:  Some people are like savants, but the rest of us have to grind away and work, work, work at getting the job done.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 03, 2015, 08:29:50 PM
I look at art the way I'd look at running.  Yes, some people have that extra ability that will put them in the olympics or on a pro sports team but nearly everyone still has the ability to run.  Fast or slow... who cares?  Never thought twice about it as a kid... you just did it because it was fun.  Sometimes you're flushed and out of breath.  Sometimes you trip over your own two feet.  Big deal.  Turn into a kid and just do things for no other reason than they're fun.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Elizabeth on February 04, 2015, 09:43:23 PM
Hi BMURMAN!  What a refreshing point of view.  Welcome here, BTW.

We can also make art for the love of God, or of holy things, so it's extra fun that way.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: Elizabeth on February 04, 2015, 09:54:49 PM
Quote from: BMURMAN
.. the old work of the monk scribes working by dim candle.. .

I think of these religious all of the time, of their patience and insight into souls.  So many of their tiny paintings convey powerful expressions in the eyes and so forth.

I wonder how many hours a day they spent working on a psalter or the like?  I wonder if it's true that they used the stomach hairs of sables, which are naturally curved to make paintbrushes?  What did they eat, or were they fasting constantly?

I did find out that female religious did a lot of manuscript work, also.
Title: User Artwork
Post by: steelcross on February 05, 2015, 09:23:59 AM
Yes, very well drawn pictures. †††
Title: User Artwork
Post by: BMURMAN on February 07, 2015, 01:32:12 AM
Elizabeth, I came across a book called The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry.  The publisher assembled reproduction manuscript pages beautifully.  It's as if I'm holding the originals.  I was very lucky to find it at Halfprice Books for a bargain.  The paintings going with the script are amazing.  The entire manuscript is Biblical in nature from saints to the Apostles to Christ.  The following link is the best online display I've found of the manuscript and it's worth a browse through... http://www.christusrex.org/www2/berry/f17r.html

  manuscript (http://www.christusrex.org/www2/berry/f17r.html)
Title: User Artwork
Post by: josefamenendez on December 07, 2016, 06:15:44 PM
I did these both 8-10 years ago when I was coming out of the NO and started  attending the Indult. (No longer at either one!)
They were sculpted in clay and poured in bronze.
I never had an art education but I was always inclined towards art and sculpture- these were my first ( and my last) real pieces.
Looking back, I would have done them differently. Maybe I will have a chance in the future to do just that.
Most Traditional priests that have seen the bust of Our Lady took it to be a more modern representation.. a little too current and worldly looking- I can see that now.
Our Lord (side view here) I still like, but from the front has a head tilt- not a strong image " Christ the King" ( My NO was showing) More like  the sorrowful Christ.
Anyway, technically I think they are pretty good, but I can no longer work in bronze as it costs thousands of dollars a pour. ( only one of each was ever casted) I still have the molds from the original clay, however.
Someday I will go back to it, God willing.
Title: Re: User Artwork
Post by: JacobPius on July 18, 2018, 09:44:49 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/26716943218_4131a966b9_z.jpg)
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