"The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying."
If you're not familiar with this scene, you heathen, this is when two of Jesus' followers come to his tomb to...wait, what were they doing? Embalming his body or something? Does that make sense? Shoot, this is embarrassing. All those years of Sunday School. I'm sorry I called you a heathen.
Anyway, the two women came to Jesus' tomb to find it open and empty, and two angels standing nearby. Yes, those are angels - Lifeway specifically requested that they not have wings and halos. Still, I felt like there had to be some signifier that the men were angels, so I put them in all-white outfits.
For the figures, my husband helped me take some photo references.
Here is the sketch that I sent to Lifeway:
And here is the final:
Happy Easter, everybody!