Monday, 27 March 2017


I use a 9 year old Wacom Bamboo for all pencilling & colouring (I ink on paper). Does the job!

It cost me £45 in 2008 - that's £5 a year, and still going strong. (I did have to replace the pen twice - about £11 I think?)

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Creation of Adam & Eve

I've been working on this for over a month now (interspersed with other things), and it's finally done! I enjoyed this. Needed lots of thought. 

One of the reasons I particularly wanted to do this story just now is to give children confidence that marriage and gender are not just subjective human inventions but part of God's good creation.

Anyway, here are the pictures:
God breathes life into the man
Adam working in the garden
You may eat from any tree except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil
Naming the animals
Adam in a deep sleep
Adam meets Eve
For this reason a man shall leave his father & mother and be united with his wife and the two will become one

Because I redesigned my Adam & Eve characters, I also had to adapt the Fall PowerPoint, so they matched - and took the opportunity to add three pictures:

Eve takes the fruit
Hiding from God
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.


I came across a page about the updating of the Answers in Genesis logo.

My first thought was: It's evolved

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


I thought it would be good to add some illustrations to my Fall PowerPoint. Specifically the curse/promise.

The snake bit is easy:
‘Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life. 
And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.’

Adam is easy:
‘Cursed is the ground because of you;
    through painful toil you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life. 
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field. 
By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.’

Eve, on the other hand...
‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labour you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.’
No-one even seems to agree about what this means (never mind it being tricky to illustrate for kids.)

That's a moiré

Alt text: ♫ When the spacing is tight / And the difference is slight / That's a moiré ♫
from xkcd

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Two commissions

Just noticed something. Is it just me, or are there very obvious parallells between these two passages?

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
     So God created man in His own image;
     He created him in the image of God;
     He created them male and female.
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you...

Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

  • Just after creation/new creation.*
  • God/Jesus has authority.
  • He sends people out as his representatives.
  • They are to fill the earth with God's people (by having children/by making disciples).
  • They are to bring God's rule on the earth (rule animals/teach people).
  • He will provide what they need to do it.

*By which I don't mean the final new creation, but the resurrection and the fact that 'if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation'