Bible Cartoon: Psalm 08 - When I consider your heavens

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Bible Book: Psalms
Bible Book Code: 1900800101
Scene no: 1 of 1

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Psalms 8:1-9 (ANIV)
1 [For the director of music. According to gittith. [1] A psalm of David.]

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise [2]
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings [3]
and crowned him with glory and honour.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

[1]
Title: Probably a musical term.

[2]
Or, strength.

[3]
Or, than God.

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in Bible Text. Night.

LIGHTING NOTES:
The Milky Way galaxy (in which our Earth resides) and the slim, crescent moon on the right of the sky provide a feint, cool blue light to this scene.
The foreground figures of the mother and child are illuminated by the warm yellows and oranges of a fire on the beach, at their feet.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
Unnamed mother and child.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This scene is draws particular attention to verse 3, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, …”

I drew and coloured up the sea, followed by the night sky in this scene. Then I added the mother and child with the contrasting warm hues and tones, to counterpoint the cool blues of the night sky.

I found a photograph of the Milky Way Galaxy on the internet, that provided the inspiration for my version in this scene. I’ve a few twinkly stars too! I made it a crescent moon, as a full moon would dominate the night sky and reduce the brilliance of the Milky Way Galaxy in the picture.

Psalm 08 - When I consider your heavens - Landscape 980x706px col.jpg
Scene without the figures, showing the rocks jutting out into the sea.