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“Lord, Save Me!”
December 19th, 2011
About 7—8 hours
Watercolor
11 by 15 inches


“Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”’ ~ Matthew 14:28-33

Hello all! *Les gasps!* I finished a picture! Though, in all honesty I should have finished this months ago. :XD: Last summer my brother went down to Mexico for a Spanish immersion program and while he was there he brought back several souvenirs with him, one of them being a picture of Jesus saving Peter from the waves, loosely based off “Our Refuge and Strength” by Morgan Weistling ([link] which of course, I didn’t know at the time because he didn’t know the name of the image, so I had to spend several weeks hunting it down because I at least wanted to credit the original artists’ work). My brother asked me if I could make him a copy of the picture (because he didn’t like the way the light made an irritating glare on it) for his birthday…which was October 16th. But, as you all can probably notice, I wasn’t doing much art during this semester (with the notable exception of the pumpkins, and only those in late November) so I missed that deadline, so I just asked him if I could do it for a Christmas present instead. :XD: So here’s my Christmas present for my brother. :D

I also like this image for another reason, because awhile ago while I was in some old pawnshop or something, I noticed an old German picture of Jesus saving Peter, with the caption at the bottom: “Herr, hilf mich!” Which means, “Lord, help me!” And for whatever reason, that phrase just became internalized for me, so now whenever I’m in desperate straits, or I just don’t know what to do, I always think of “Herr, hilf mich!” :nod:
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:iconbigmac1212:
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Peter is a lot like us before being infilled with the Holy Spirit.  Yet, he became such a powerful force for the Church after Pentecost.  We shouldn't feel sad for Peter.  He will be well rewarded in Heaven.

Great picture.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:

Yes, I think we can all relate to Peter. :D
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:iconjcmydrug:
JCmyDrug Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Llama...an important part of life Heart 
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconjoselrodriguesart:
joselrodriguesart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ChristianSaintSavior Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Wow: great work on this fantastic piece of artwork! Great character poses and use of color! Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, rescuing St.Peter from drowning: what an epic depiction of that scene here, and no doubt a great gift for your brother!

Have a Blessed Christmas! Clap 
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I can't take credit for a lot of the content/colors though, since it was based on another artist's work (Morgan Weistling's "Our Refuge and Strength.")
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ChristianSaintSavior Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thanks: good to know! Still a great image to look at!

Have a Happy Easter!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! May you have a blessed Easter! :D
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Alexisfem Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Alexisfem Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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fantasycca Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture sooo much!!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! ^^
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Jazzfan0217 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful!!! :clap: Love the colors.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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Jazzfan0217 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Your welcome!! :)
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33HappyHesson29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
this is incredible!!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This so beautiful augh. The sky and the ocean look almost blended, and Jesus looks so peaceful.

I like how "hilf mich" sounds exactly like "help me" if you say it funny. :XD: Oh German, how you amuse me.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! I can't take a whole lot of credit for this one, I was basically just copying someone else's picture of it. :XD:

German is very amusing like that. :D And then there's words like "Geschichte" that sound like you're cussing someone out. :XD:
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, well, whatever, it still looks good. :XD:

I love how they just string words together into GIANT words.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's the classic longest German word: Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän. :XD:
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I recognize the "kapitan" part of it. :XD:

Am I remembering correctly that you speak German? If so, what on earth does that mean? :D
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I took two years of German in highschool...but I by no means *know* the language. I know a few words here and there, but I don't remember a whole lot of vocabulary. :XD: I could probably read German out loud fairly well, but just don't ask me what it means. :XD:

As for that word, it means "the Danube steamship company captain" ;-)
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't even know why there would be a word for that... XD
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MannaKana Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
Awesome work, you portrayed the scene well :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! :glomp:
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FaeTian Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, you did a really good job on this piece! :clap: The colours are so beautiful! :heart:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke! :aww:
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DreamerRealm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God gave you the gift of being a good artist. My suggestion is that you make some of these into prayer cards and put copies of it in the vestibule of your church.

good job! :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww: :D I'm trying to work on getting my art more out there. :)
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hamundr24 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Writer
One of my favorite scenes in the Bible. Beautiful work. :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! God bless! :hug:
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hamundr24 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
You too! :hug: :D
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FlashPaw2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the pose. Simply astounding artwork :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ I can't take much credit for the pose though, since Weistling did the original composition of the piece. ;-) I just did my own take on it.
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FlashPaw2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it is fantastic anyways! I love it; you are a very gifted artist. :) God bless.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh my god, wonderful colours and washes! They give such dynamic and emotion to the picture! And such an interesting combination too, i don't think i would have ever thought of combining blue with purple but they look so good. And again, great composition. :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :iconilikeitplz: That's a huge compliment coming from you! :hug:
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wolfboytakao1594 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
this is soooooooooooooooooooo nice
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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xiao668 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An amazing piece! :wow: The title is just perfect!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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AnaSaysSmile Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Gorgeous!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MeiCheng Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Truly beautiful... :happycry:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! Thank you so much! :hug:
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MeiCheng Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
You're most welcome :glomp: :D
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