Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Woman Washes Jesus' Feet


This is an illustration I did for Lifeway's Explore the Bible curriculum for Sunday Schools. I've done many Bible scenes for this series over the past year, but this is one of my favorites.


In this scene, Jesus is having dinner with some religious leaders when a "sinful woman" (no further explanation on who she was) crashes the party and starts washing Jesus' feet. In Hebrew culture, it was customary to have your servants wash a guest's feet. However, instead of using water and towels, this woman washes Jesus' feet with her hair and her tears. The religious leaders are scandalized. But Jesus reprimands them and says to the woman, "Your sins are forgiven. Go in peace."


This is a very emotional scene, so I really wanted to do a good job of it. And that means taking my own photo references!


And my best imitation of a scandalized Pharisee:




I also made some crying faces in the bathroom mirror, for references for the woman's expression, but no way am I posting those online. No one needs to see that.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. You capture the all the emotions of the scene. Well done!

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