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Psalm XXVII by Theophilia Psalm XXVII by Theophilia
Psalm XXVII:
The LORD is my Light and my Salvation

December 24th 2012
Ink, watercolors, GIMP


One of my older brothers requested that I do a calligraphy piece of Psalm 27 (one of his favorite psalms) as a Christmas gift for him. This year I've been kinda scurrying to finish all these art projects as Christmas gift for people (with more to come) so that's made my Christmas a bit more jam-packed than usual. Anyway, enjoy! I don't have a whole lot to say about this one. I didn't have a piece of paper big enough (that would fit in the scanner) or a nib small enough to do all of this on one page, so I ended up doing the calligraphy and illuminated letters separately and then I pieced them together in Paint and added the parchment background in GIMP. :nod:

Background parchment texture used: Plain Brown Paper texture.
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This calligraphy is gorgeous...hmm, I need to pull out my pens and touch up on my own practice! Thanks for sharing.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! :glomp:
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course!
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:iconyoung-jacob:
Young-Jacob Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice improvisation. :)

Amazing work. The illuminated capitals and borders are beautiful. I also love how well the script complements the meaning of the words. Nice job. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconglorilux:
Glorilux Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LordShadowblade, your work never cease to move me :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! You're too kind! :meow:
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:iconneusziel:
NeusZiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the spacing and the amount of illumination is just right. Very admirable work!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you! :aww:
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:iconstevesonofgod:
SteveSonOfGod Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Aww This is so Precious!! Amen!!! May God Bless you!!! =)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS! I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconstevesonofgod:
SteveSonOfGod Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
=)
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:iconbirduncaged:
birduncaged Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A lovely Pasalm and pretty letters :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconblackykyurem:
BlackyKyurem Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR CALIGRAPHY!!!! :D :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconhlandin:
HLandin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
One of my favorite Psalms. Thank you. Benedictus Deus in saecula.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beautiful psalm. :aww: (most of them are though, right? ;-)) Thank you! :meow:
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:icongrafitefingers12:
GrafiteFingers12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Omgosh, that's gorgeous!! Tried calligraphy a long time ago, and your work definitely makes me want to try again!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww: Yeah, I'd definitely give it another go. It's a lot of fun, and one can always get better. :nod:
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:iconmahira-chan:
Mahira-chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oooh nice; your calligraphy work is fantastic! And I love the little details in the illuminated letters.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Mahira-chan!! :glomp: :meow:
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:iconmahira-chan:
Mahira-chan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's lovely! I assumed it was just hand-done on really niiiiice paper. :XD: That's a good psalm. I'm sure he'll love it (or does already...?)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :aww: Yup, I gave it to him a bit ago and he liked it a lot. :meow:
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
YAY!
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:iconzetabind:
Zetabind Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful. Work goes into my fav. :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! Thank you so much!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing calligraphy! :love:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS!! ^^
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:iconbohemianbeachcomber:
BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! :clap: :nod:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :meow:
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:iconbohemianbeachcomber:
BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Your beautiful calligraphy is so fitting for this beautiful psalm. :heart:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much Gryffgirl! Glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconbronzelion:
BronzeLion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   General Artist
AMEN! One of my the best Psalm for me :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :aww:
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:iconbronzelion:
BronzeLion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   General Artist
BTW, can I use this for the Webcam of my Profile Page? :3
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! :)
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:iconbronzelion:
BronzeLion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
Thanks sis. Happy 3rd/4th Octave of Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To you as well! And a preemptive happy Epiphany to you too! :D ;-)
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:iconiamsketchh:
iamSketchH Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Beautiful work, as always!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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