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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Living Creatures of Revelation

This is one of the four living creatures (Greek: Zoon, Hebrew:Chayot), or Cheribum that suround the throne of GOD in the book of Revelation. This one is supposed to have the appearance of a calf or bull or ox, but I wanted to give it the ole DARAF twist. I may do a version of the other 3 at some point.

And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast [was] like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast [was] like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
-Revelation 4:8

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4 comments:

tat2ricky said...

Another incerdible peice! Gives me inspiration to keep going!

DARAF said...

Thanks A lot Rick

christopher scott said...

I don't know how artist like you do what you do. Your drawing, if that's what to call it, is mind-boggling. I'm reading Ezekiel, which also describes these four creatures, and decided to do an image search. Yours is closest to what I imagine. Nothing friendly about it. Nothing static. A furious bodyguard, who takes pride in his duty like we don't even understand. As if God needed protection. And it isn't until Ezekiel sees the glory of the Lord that he falls on his face. So, apparently, that glory will belittle these creatures.

I'm so glad I found your image, and that you have the talent to create such art.

Thanks!

_Chris

DARAF said...

Thanks for stopping by Christopher. I intend on publishing a book on images inspired by scripture in the near future. This is the direction I want to go in. Not the traditional cute baby cherubs we are used to seeing but awe-inspiring creations of GOD.

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