Bible Cartoon: Psalm 18 - Scene 01 - Tower of Refuge

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Bible Book: Psalms
Bible Book Code: 1901800101
Scene no: 1 of 8

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Psalms 18:1-3 (ANIV)
1 [For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:]

I love you, O Lord, my strength.

2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn [1] of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.

[1]
Horn here symbolises strength.

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in Bible Text. Daytime.

LIGHTING NOTES:
Sunlight from high above and right illuminates this scene. Shadows are cast to the left of objects.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
None.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Psalm 18 is an example of a psalm of Thanksgiving, which describe a situation of distress & how God delivered the psalmist.

This scene shows a strong tower or castle fortress on top of a sea cliff, with waves battering the rocky shoreline. I drew it in response to king David’s reference in verse 2 to God being his shield, horn & stronghold. I am pleased with the contrast between the browns used in the rocks and the blues used in the waves of the sea. I decided to use grey for the sky, with a hint of the rock brown to unify the scene.