New studio lights...literally “Looking into the light”!

Posted 29 Jan 2015

I was commissioned the other day to produce a couple of Bible Cartoons to show the story of the Widow’s mite (or offering) from Mark chapter 12 *1. A mite (from the French, miete) refers to a crumb, or very small morsel.

Anyway, I was given 2 studio lights for Christmas (thanks Fiona!) complete with tripods & yesterday was the first time I used them. It was great to be able to control light position & angle. Up until now I’ve had to wait for direct sunlight coming into the house, which is not a great solution, especially in the UK – where IS the sunlight?! Oh yeah, there isn’t much, as it’s winter over here!

Anyway (again) it was great to be able to position the light so that I could get crisp side lighting. I had to model in a robe for the figures of Jesus, 2 of his disciples & even the widow… what price art huh?!

The bulbs in these lights are huge! I’ve never seen a coiled, fluorescent bulb that big before! I looked it as I turned it on… talk about “looking into the light” (reference to my dream last New Year’s eve there!)

Hope I’ll be able to post the 2-3 new Bible Cartoons soon.

Mark 12:41-44 – Amplified Bible

41 And He [Jesus] sat down opposite the treasury and saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury. Many rich [people] were throwing in large sums. 42 And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make [a]half of a cent. 43 And He called His disciples [to Him] and said to them, “Truly and surely I tell you, this widow, [she who is] poverty-stricken, has put in more than all those contributing to the treasury. 44 For they all threw in out of their abundance; but she, out of her deep poverty, has put in everything that she had—[even] all she had on which to live.”


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