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"Saint Joseph"
May 13th, 2011
About 12 Hours
Ink and Watercolors


O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.


This is Saint Joseph, Patron of Fathers, Husbands, Workers and Protector of Purity and special Guardian of the Church on Earth. ~BohemianBeachcomber requested that I draw St. Joseph for her (since she got my 50,000 kiriban, this is her picture request). I hope you like it! :aww: I was actually very happy when she asked me to make a piece for St. Joseph, since Ive been wanting to for a very, very long time to make something honoring the adoptive father of Jesus and the Head of the Holy Family. Poor St. Joseph, hes overlooked so often and he is so very powerful with God! So this is my little picture dedicated to him. :D

As for the picture itself, I am fairly pleased with how it turned out, especially as its becoming increasingly hot and humid here, and that always is a great detriment to my art. :XD: So I really didnt feel like working on it much this week but I decided to persist and persevere and chug through my lethargy and laziness and get it done! :w00t!: So it got done. Finally. :XD: I think on my last picture of the Divine Mercy I could have done better with the coloring so I remedied that in this piece. I think I did a much better coloring job on the gothic tracery and such. Also, I am particularly happy with how the stained glass came out on the sides. :D As for St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, Im not super happy with them, but well enough satisfied that Ill leave them alone. :XD:

For more information about St. Joseph: [link]

"Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus; help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Amen.

Pray for us, O blessed Saint Joseph,
Friend of the Sacred Heart and Chaste Spouse of the Immaculate Virgin,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Saint Josephs Feast Day is on March 19th. He has another Feast day celebrating his patronage of Workers on May 1st.
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:iconapokaliptikosolstiz:
apokaliptikosolstiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this one sooo much! St. Joshep is my patron saint and my favorite one too! :heart: I love gothic style, the colors and the technic that you used! Thank you so much much for making such wonderful art, and specially St. Joshep :tighthug:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!! :D I'm so very, very glad that you like it! :hug:
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:iconapokaliptikosolstiz:
apokaliptikosolstiz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! <3 :tighthug:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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JuanAtaquito Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh my gosh I loooooove the gothic style painting you did at the top! And the scrolls at the bottom... All well worth framing good ol' saint Joseph!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :hug:
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love St. Joseph, and that is one of my favorite prayers to him :) the borders and stained glass are beautiful and the wounds on the Christ child's hands and feet are such an amazing touch. Beautiful.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconkawaiisweet-nyasa:
KawaiiSweet-Nyasa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the borders, it's a stunning artwork! How do you manage to do such details? Do you copy it from real church borders or so?
I've been looking for drawings with such borders for inspiration because I also want to do such ones, and I found your gallery... I'm in love ♥
Keep your work up! :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww:

I get a lot of my inspiration from church borders, yes. :nod: I rarely ever copy directly from them though. What I usually end up doing is taking a bunch of different designs and combining various elements from all of them that I like. :nod:

Glad you like all the borders! :D
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KawaiiSweet-Nyasa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks for your reply!
Well, I hope I'll be able to draw such borders like you do one day (in a hundred years, yes xD)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug: Happy drawing. :D
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vonsee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us,
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :glomp:
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: This exquisite piece of one of my favourite saints is AMAZING, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, VISUALLY BREATHTAKING, BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN AND EXQUISITELY COLORED! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!

He looks so serene and lifelike; the Child Jesus looks beautiful and lifelike, as well with their skin and hair tones. Both are exquisitely beautiful, their clothing is just exquisite! The background is absolutely stunning, the stained glass at the sides is exquisitely beautiful and I like the vibrant colours! All in all, an amazing and superb work of art! *I agree; St. Joesph doesn't get the credit he deserves!*

BEAUTIFULLY STUNNING AND EXQUISITELY COLOURED!!! EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE!!! :)

:+fav:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh! You're so very sweet! THANK YOU!! :hug: :aww: And thank you for the :+fav:! :D :iconiheartitplz:
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're VERY welcome on both counts! You have absolutely AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL art! :)
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japan112899 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
BTW, how did you find time making all the portraits of saints or catholic artworks?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhh, I guess it's just what I like to do in my spare time. So whenever I have a nice block of time and I feel like drawing, I'll often work on a portrait of a saint that either someone requested (as for this one) or because I just really like that saint and want to make a picture of them. :D
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japan112899 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
seriously they should put this in the museum
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww:
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:iconxadren:
Xadren Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
It's incredible how well detailed it is!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS!!! :D I love detail work. :D It's the most fun part. :)
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*likely*
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess what I got in the post this week?...THANK YOU!!!!!! I love it!!! My profuse gratitude shall mostly like pour over into my reply letter (which I hope to write soon before it gets buried under too much homework), but for now, thank you so much! :love: :glomp: :dance: :boogie: :w00t: :hug:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE IT!!! :glomp: When did you get it? Because I thought I had had sent it awhile ago... :XD: Did you get my letter too? Or has that still not arrived yet? :XD: And you are, of course, very welcome. I'm just sad I wasn't able to send it earlier. :hmm: I only *just* started trying to figure out how to do prints. :hmm:
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it...Thursday, I think? Your letter came the day before the present, so the letter came on Wednesday. Yeah...that seems about right. Last week is already just one big blur. :XD: Nasty school. :bleh: But your post cheered me up considerably!! Yay post! :w00t:
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:iconnestle95:
nestle95 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!

I love this painting!< 3
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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Shpout Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
beautiful!!!! It is so refreshing to see such beautiful sacred art!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :aww: :glomp:
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AMDG-graphics Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so, so beautiful!!!! I'm in awe!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :dance: :D
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haius Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Remember how I said you should totally do art for churches...? Like two seconds ago? Well, I'm repeating it. Any chapel would be lucky to have you decorate it.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Haius! ^^ Maybe someday I'll be able to! *crosses fingers*
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haius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist
I EVEN SHOWED OFF YOUR WORK TO MY MOM.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconiloveitplz:
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FaeTian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always amazed by the copious amounts of details you include in these pieces of artwork! They add so much beauty to the piece! I wish I had the patience for such detail! :XD:

Anyways, this is lovely! You did a excellent job, like always. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahah, thank you! Copious detail indeed! :D And it only gets more copious as I get older. :XD: ;-)
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Clutch45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
SO intricate. I just love it when you do these kinds of pictures!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :aww:
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Clutch45 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
YOU are WELCOME!
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Magianna Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, the details are amazing! I admire your patience, really :D
St.Joseph is the saint to whom I rarely pray. I think I should make friends with him ^^
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :aww:

He's a great saint, and I should pray to him more too! :D :aww: Especially since he is so very close to our dear Lord. :aww:
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procul-harunc Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
So many details! Amazing art!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Reepicheep-of-Narnia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Happy feast of the Ascension.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To you as well! :hug: God bless! :glomp:
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Reepicheep-of-Narnia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thank you.
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KiyokoFujitama Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Oh my gosh! I pray the prayer on the top often! This is really good!
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