10.1.09

Icons of the Post-Apocalypse



Finally posting on this awesome Cia blog... This is a piece I did end of last semester. Inspired by eastern orthodox icon paintings this is St. Eleazar a character I've been developing for a sci-fi/ fantasy world I have created. St. Eleazar is Head Chaplin of the Tongues of Fire – a holy order of warrior-priests able to speak in ancient and divine languages, Brother in the House of Ahoh. The name and his character are inspired by a mighty warrior names Eleazar who fought for King David in 2 Samuel 23 - a very cool story! The latin phrase on the sword means 'If his legs fail him, he fights on his knees.'

Tempera-resist and colored pencil and bleach on heavy blue paper

-David Kegg