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Celebrating Salvation by ChakotayDgryphon Celebrating Salvation by ChakotayDgryphon
Whooo~ Finally got back from my Grandparents’ … where boredom abounds. S’okay, it gave me time for my annual Easter greetings for all my friends and watchers here on dA. I procrastinated a lot on doing one, and I even considered drawing a secular “card” and even started sketching it out. But God had other plans for me. So I listened to Him instead of me... So here it is. I hope this is what He wanted. :o This pic is actually somewhat inspired by a B.C. comic that came out back in the late 90’s during Easter that I remember very vividly… it still gives me “Jesus-bumps” when I think about it.


NOTE: My character “Malachi” is NOT supposed to represent Christ in this image!!

Oh no-no-no-no! Not that at all! Malachi is just the same as you 'n me! :) (Well, except that he's furry 'n full of quills... <_< ) Wait, what?! Mallie’s the wrong color you say? There is a REASON why Mallie is in white and he’s dripping red… when there’s obviously not a scratch on ‘im. :greetings: Christian and Easter symbolisms in this piece abound! See if you can spot them all… starting with why Mallie's in white. And whilst you’re looking, and thinking hard about it all, here’s my favorite Easter anthem to help get your spirits movin’ --> [link]

Happy Easter guys! :glomp:

11" X 14" sketchbook
101% prisma colored pencil
(wait I lied— the little white sparkles were done with a whiteout pen)


Malachi Súrion © :iconchakotaydgryphon:
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WolfAli Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
wow amazing :) yay X mark the spot ^^
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LightBlueSonic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
I like the background, very pretty, and those sparkles too ^-^
Good job!
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LightBlueSonic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Nice background, and I like those sparkles you added
^-^ helps add the feeling
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empireofshadow224 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
A. the blood driping from Malchi, is obviously a representation for the blood shed by Jesus Christ. That washes away all sin and makes us as white as snow, hence the reason he is white.
B. Consistent use of the number three. Three crosses, three tree, and three flowers. Three is a reference to God as a trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
C. You placed in the picture Jesus's tomb, with the stone rolled partially away. A sign that Jesus is indeed still alive!
D. You replaced your characters shadow with the image of a blood red cross. A representation of the shadows that live in men's hearts, but are cast aside when Jesus takes residence therin.
E. The Sunset or sunrise. The eternal sign of death and rebirth, and how we are to be reborn in the Spirit.

.....Did I get all of it?
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...almost~ There's one more! Do you know why we use Easter-lilies in the church on Easter Sunday? :D

Squee! :clap: Well done, you get a cookie. :cookie:
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CollinScorpio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the piece.

A most excellent masterpiece.
Keep up the amazing work.
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TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous, Chakotay! You've really captured the meaning of the holiday. =D
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

The Lord it risen! :w00t:
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TanjatheBat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is risen indeed. ^^
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Chobaryu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
It's a couple days late, but Happy Easter to you, too! ^^
Loving the symbolisms in the picture, and the picture itself is beautiful! ^^ Nice work
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Chobaryu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
xD *ish glomped*
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KrystalOokamiInu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Awesome Job on this even though I may be a few days or day late commenting. But that doesn't really matter now does it?

I really do love this piece =) It's so wonderfully done! ^^ Jesus Christ can sure reach out to everyone. Even the furries. lol Awesome job on this. :+fav:
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BlazingLillyArtz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Digital Artist
this is very well done, i love what you've done with him. i am familiar with all the godly things in this pic because i to am a christian.
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Shi-Shin-Yome Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
^_^ You always know how to inspire!
A truly lovely piece capturing the spirit behind the day.
Hmm...I'm trying to figure out why his coloring is white though. I get the significance of the blood and everything, but that coloring change has me slightly stumped. Is it suppose to represent purity or am I missing the mark there? Overall a very lovely piece.
Happy and joyous Easter to you.
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A blessed Easter to you too!! :icontardglompplz:

For one who is "slightly stumped" you catch on very well. :hug: The Bibles says in various places that when we believe that Jesus is the Son of God... and we accept His sacrifice on our behalf; that His blood blots out, smudges, and erases every black stain of sin on our hearts 'n souls that we have ever committed (or will commit)... it cleanses and purifies us, and to God's eyes... makes us whiter than snow... In otherwords, forgiven... forever, so that when we are freed from these earthly shells we may live with Him. :) I think that it is sad that we have to set a day aside to remind people of this awesome news. :(

Easter is forever! :w00t:
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Shi-Shin-Yome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I see I was not off the mark there. I thought as much. Thanks though.
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KaylaTheBat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Wonderful work, not only on the art itself, but on the meaning, as well! ^^
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Jesus' blood is sure one strong cleanser of sin and stuff... even his fur's washed white! :giggle: Right? ;)
Looking pretty cool there! I love how happy he looks, too! :aww:
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, Ya got one! Find any others? :dance:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the crosses on the hill are pretty obvious... oh, and there's the open tomb! :D
Errr, was that all of it? Apart from the blood that washes white, I don't see anything else... ^^;
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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very good!
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanksyou. ^_^
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Siqeja Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was washed clean of his sins with Our Lord's precious blood, as are we all! Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia! :w00t:
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He is risen indeed!! Alleluia!!!

*squees* You also got one! :clap: And yes, all praises ring clear and true to our Lord and Savior! :boogie:
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Shadowed-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
God seems to be bringing many people inspiration. The thing that makes me laugh here is his mouth. It's so... "Whoopie!!!!!!!"
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aww so beautiful I wanna cry <83 I love seeing something so happy :3 and he looks great ^^ and the colors and bg and everything else great job :3 oh and Happy Easter ^^
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AedenSolus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, though im very far from sharing your views, i can admire your faith and dedication.

i like his dynamic pose, and how you integrated the partial background. the colors are also very nice, specially on the background. lots of really nice detail packed in there. heehee, i know mallie isnt representing jesus, but it is hilarious to picture jesus leaving the tomb and doing that :XD:

very nice piece with a lot of life :)
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the funnest part of this piece was the sky and the empty tomb. I almost hated to leave Malachi on there, and instead have had more emphasis on that first Easter morning. :)
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