Patrons of My Passion
Fun fact: Did you know that there is not just one, but TWO, people named Saint Valentine celebrated on 14 February?
While I'm not putting myself in the running to win any cash prizes because, well, you know, circumstances, I thought it'd be fun to attempt something for @Phyrnna's Valentine's Day contest. And so I did this. This thing is provocative on so many levels -- yes, it's got the two saints called Valentine on them, for one, and I don't know what they really looked like back in the day, so I had to improvise. And then their clothing colours evoke milk and blood. And Phyrnna's blushed all over, mmhmmmmmm.
There have been little bits of symbolism that I'd tried to throw into this thing. Also, first attempt at anything remotely resembling stained glass. I enjoyed making this.
Oh, and no sacrilege or disrespect intended.
Sketchbook, as always.