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Offline Gorseheart

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #225 on: September 19, 2010, 09:26:02 PM »
Thanks! I might draw an icon of the Romanovs, just for fun!
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #226 on: September 21, 2010, 03:12:48 PM »
Any particular one? I'd like to see it, if you definitely decide to. :)

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #227 on: September 21, 2010, 07:01:09 PM »
New?
http://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/holy-royal-martyrs-e1272162062354.jpg?w=800&h=1200

I want to know if he was or not also! :) That would be very cool!

Wow!! I've never seen Icons that big before how big do they make them?
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #228 on: September 23, 2010, 09:20:01 PM »
I think they're painted (?) It would be nice to find out though!
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #229 on: September 23, 2010, 09:59:19 PM »
Already posted?
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #230 on: September 23, 2010, 10:26:39 PM »
Icons are painted using a special technique and it takes a long time to do it right. Please don't draw one 'for fun'. Icons are supposed to painted while fasting (abstaining from all animal products etc) and with special prayers.

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #231 on: September 23, 2010, 11:20:53 PM »
I think that you must be somewhat "inspired by God" to paint an icon. Fasting would hep to it. I dn't remember exactly where I've read it. But icons must be painted with devotion in the sould, not just for fun.

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #232 on: September 24, 2010, 05:38:33 PM »
So it's impossible to draw one of the members of the IF with a halo? Sarcasm intended. Painting a Holy relic is one thing, and paying tribute to those we have lost is another. So really, I wouldn't be doing it for religious purposes, I would be drawing as a tribute. If you think this is wrong, then go tell all the other artists on APF that they are wrong. I'm sorry if I seem rude, but it wasn't meant for religion, TRIBUTE IS THE WORD. Thanks. P.S. I do believe in God and that they have made it to heaven. P.P.S. Why bite my head off if I didn't know any better, you could have just said so. Sounds spiteful.
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #233 on: September 24, 2010, 08:24:57 PM »
So it's impossible to draw one of the members of the IF with a halo? Sarcasm intended. Painting a Holy relic is one thing, and paying tribute to those we have lost is another. So really, I wouldn't be doing it for religious purposes, I would be drawing as a tribute. If you think this is wrong, then go tell all the other artists on APF that they are wrong. I'm sorry if I seem rude, but it wasn't meant for religion, TRIBUTE IS THE WORD. Thanks. P.S. I do believe in God and that they have made it to heaven. P.P.S. Why bite my head off if I didn't know any better, you could have just said so. Sounds spiteful.

It's just that for some people, the Romanovs are religious figures and ikons have religious significance, so to them, drawing one "for fun" might seem a bit disrespectful--maybe you could pay tribute to the IF in a slightly different way (I've seen your artwork, and I know that you are very talented).  I'm sure nobody meant to bite your head off or sound spiteful; religion is just a very sensitive issue.

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #234 on: September 24, 2010, 09:25:57 PM »
Thank you Dru! Such a kind comment. I understand, I'm protestant and it bothers me when people are cruel to my beliefs. Thanks for being so understanding.
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #235 on: October 07, 2010, 06:59:27 PM »
I was neither being spiteful nor rude, just pointing out that icons as icons are meant to be produced in a certain way. There is a big difference between an icon and, say, a religiously themed painting from the Renaissance, or, indeed, a tribute picture. Pictures are one thing, icons are another thing. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I had thought you wrote you wanted to draw an icon of the Imperial Family, so that is why I mentioned about how icons are made.


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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #237 on: November 06, 2010, 04:11:55 PM »
Nicholas



Same but bigger:



Close up:
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #238 on: November 07, 2010, 03:54:12 PM »
More of Nicholas's icons:



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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #239 on: November 07, 2010, 10:43:51 PM »
Nice! Thank you for posting them!

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