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The Good Person by Emberblue The Good Person by Emberblue
This past weekend I participated in the annual Street Painting Festival in my home town. It was 3 days long and multiple artists drew chalk murals on the street. This one is 12' tall.  I ran out of time so unfortunately there are some details missing (mostly highlights and shadows). But the message still comes through. :aww: Over the course of 3 days I probably spend about 20 hours working on this. I kid you not, there was more than one mother walking by with a child who told them to not trip on the cracks because at first glance they thought the cracks were real. :D  This was my first time attempting a somewhat 3D effect. Lots of people walking by stopped to speak with me. I'm grateful for the opportunity to put my art out there, and I'm grateful for the conversations and knowing that God will use this to touch people.

There was spray paint and tar drippings right through the middle of my assigned space. Alllllll the way through it. Fortunately I had some tempura paint (chalk and water) and mixed it with a bit of water and plaster of paris. I used that as a primer for my art area, as well as to cover up the tar and spray paint. Then I used grey chalk that was similar to the color of the asphalt to attempt to cover up the areas outside the cross. In this photo it looks a little dark, but in person it actually matched very closely.

It is titled "The Good Person" because most people would say, "I'm a good person". But when you look at God's standards of "good" well all fall short. None of us are truly good. We all need help. We all need Jesus. And Jesus is the only way to God the Father.


I was inspired by this image  Help from Haeven by kazmierczuk which was inspired by a painting kazmierczuk found online. I have been unable to track down the original source to give that artist credit.
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This picture has a very strong vision. The scripture says that only Christ is the salvation, as you can see, God is above and you can't see him, exactly as in the real life, and only through Jesus, the human sinner can be saved, and that is what is happening, God sent Jesus to save the human.

The human drowing represents the life, because we are sinners by nature, we all are going to suffer and die, and the only way to avoid it, is through Jesus. This is why the human can't climb by itself. The reason for he don't grab Jesus hand easily is that in life, it's not that easy to be saved, you must truly wish to be saved.
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chrillc Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!  A great example and depiction of what Christ did and is still doing for us. 
What is plaster of paris? and How much paint and chalk did you have to purchase to accomplish such a task?
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CreyenteenJC Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
I like it, you did a good job.
:D
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!! :huggle:
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gosh, it's... it's... this is amazing!! :heart:
First time I saw this on my feed, I had to come and see the full thing to see the beauty! The message has a strong impact! May more people see and hear the message. :heart:
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for saying that. :love: You are very kind. I pray that God uses it for His glory.

Many blessings in Jesus! :heart:
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww, you're welcome. And same to you. :)
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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levite Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017   Artist
I love it... amazing work!
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  Sorry it took me so long to work through my messages and reply to this, lol!
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levite Featured By Owner 7 hours ago   Artist
lo no prob
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1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Cool!!!  Angella 
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :iconclingtothecrossplz:
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017   General Artist
Very well done, and the message is wonderful. :heart:  God Bless <><
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! God bless! :love:
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Gabriel-naves Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
good
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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Ice-sister Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It looks great, the detail around the cross is brilliant it really brings the eye in. I'm not an artist so I don't know how to give improvement tips but I look forward to seeing more. Chalk and street are probably hard to work with.
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed they are. The asphalt is so rough that it makes it very hard to get fine detail. It's a fun challenge though. :D Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Ice-sister Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017   General Artist
That's very good!!
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! God gets all the credit. :D
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017   General Artist
Yup!
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OCDVampireDiary Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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DixieKristen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 3D effect is expertly done.
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The 3D effect is where I didn't have enough time to get all the finishing details.  It would have looked even better if I didn't run out of time. :blush:
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DixieKristen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I think it's amazing!
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
So awesome!
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :boogie:
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darkc3po Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
that is very beautiful my buddy.
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:aww::tighthug:
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darkc3po Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
^_^:hug:^_^
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Bedtime--Bear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work! :D
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Bedtime--Bear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! :)
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OddGarfield Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Student
That's awesome, I love 3D chalk work.
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I want to get better at it. One day I'd like to try one that looks like there is a hole in the ground with another world under it.
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OddGarfield Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Student
Cool, cool, maybe you could do one looking down from a cloud with Christ's hand on someone shoulder as they both look down from Heaven and watch the destructions that Satan can bring.
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Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is really fantastic!!
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You are most welcome!
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