Tuesday, 10 July 2012

07. Heaven

The theme for number 7 is 'Heaven'. I found this one particularly difficult. I'm not a religious person at all and although I like the idea of heaven I don't think it's within my current ability to illustrate what I see in my head. The idea or vision of heaven is also something personal to each person who believes in it in any way. I thought about it for a while and eventually moved in a different direction- I thought of generally what 'heaven' would mean to a majority of people - somewhere full of happiness, calm, peace and without stress, evil or bad feeling. 

I started to sketch and came up with this little character. Her name is 'Heaven', she is a spritely, ethereal creature who is the personification of the above elements that make up a lot of people's feelings towards what heaven as a place might be like. I like to think of her as a gate keeper. Obviously her colour scheme reflects warm, happy colours and her (very large!) hair was based on the most basic and reoccurring symbols of heaven - clouds :)

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