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Well that was different...

My easel surprised me today.  I've had a long day of organizing tasks, scheduling, communication, and miscellaneous office work.  It's all very necessary, but frustrating when I have so many deadlines coming up. I really need to be producing work.  Even on summer schedule it feels like there just isn't enough time!

Then this happened.  At the end of the day I decided to set up some boards for future work.  Staging.  Then I figured I could squeeze in the rough drawing, seal the wood and let it dry overnight.  So I started to draw.  I just dragged the conte' crayon across the surface.  And then again. And another long swoop...

No reference photos, little preliminary work (see thumbnail drawing below), and not planning on doing this today.  I've never produced anything that looks like this.  Romanesque cloisonne icon? It was really fun to make.  And easy.

It's taken me a long time to be okay with easy.  Maybe years of experience have made drawing more natural for me, maybe I don't feel such a pressing urge to prove myself anymore, maybe I'm just weary.  Easy was good for today.






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Baptism of Jesus

I've been working on a set of illustrations for the WELS National Worship Conference.  The images are for a cover and interior imagery for a worship folder to be used at the conference this summer.  They all relate to the Baptism of Jesus.  The main image shown here still needs some work, but I'm excited about the direction of this set.

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Studies for the Baptism of Jesus

Concepts for "Baptism of Our Lord" illustration.  I'm honored to work on artwork for a service folder at the upcoming WELS National Worship Conference.  Having attended the last 2 Worship Conferences, I can confidently recommend this event to anyone interested in WELS worship.  I have seen tremendous presentations on music, architecture, and art.  The worship services have been filled with the power and grace of God's Word, soaring music, and faith-stimulating art.  More information and registration available here on the WELS website.  

See more artwork from Jason Jaspersen at jjjaspersen.com, and on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.