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Online Icon Course: Designing Old Testament Saints

PROPHETS SLIDESmulti.002-001  Of course, we call Old Testament Saints the Holy Forefathers or Patriarchs or Prophets, but these modules are about designing any Old Testament Saint. The problem is – ‘How do we make a portrait of someone we do not have any kind of portrait of? We start with the Bible study principles outlined in B1a. We then follow on using the
four levels of Scriptural interpretation from B1b.

IMG_0187Through this process we gradually identify the key elements of the spiritual portrait. There are actually 5 sections to the Old Testament module (B1) and the first part is all about how to develop the picture of the saint from the Verbal Iconography contained in the Bible and the early Church Fathers. The second part is practical Design, with suggestions for individual and group exercises, including making your own Pattern Book for Saints and Prophets. Ezekiel is given as a sample exercise: i) Creating the ‘type':  ii) Choosing the colours: iii) Freehand drawing: iv)Finished brush drawing.

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