Weekly Illustrations

I've been trying to keep up with quick weekly drawings to illustrate the readings, here's a few recent ones.


St. Anne's Discovery

This comic took me what felt like forever to complete. I am experimenting with using more traditional panel structures and simplifying backgrounds. I thought it might speed things up. But it was not speedy for whatever reason. I think I will at least continue with the panel sizes. But I will adjust panel sizes a little next time.  photo stannefinal1.jpg  photo stannefinal2.jpg  photo stannefinal3.jpg  photo stannefinal4.jpg  photo stannefinal5.jpg  photo stannefinal6.jpg  photo stannefinal7.jpg  photo stannefinal8.jpg


Gilbert Illustration Contest

UPDATE: Anyone who competed or who wishes to compete (there is still time) please email me at schluenderfritz at gmail dot com.

Announcing Gilbert's 11th Annual Summertime (SCI-FI!) Movie Festival Illustration Contest.

Win Honor and Glory (and a chance to win a year subscription to Gilbert magazine) by entering our illustration contest. Enter as many times as you would like.  

image size 4"x6" line art 600dpi or gray scale 300dpi
Please post your entries (72 dpi jpgs please) here on the blog and if you are a winner we will ask you to send us the high resolution artwork. Use the blogger label 11th Annual Film Festival Contest to help us keep track of them.
Winners will be chosen by the Editors of the Magazine.  By entering the contest you give use the right to publish your work.

The Thing (1950)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Time Bandits (1981)
War Games (1983)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


A Paschal candle

Christ is Risen! Below are some photographs of the Paschal candle I designed and painted for St. Francis of Assisi church, FSSP, in Lincoln, NE. The eagle is symbolic of the Resurrection. The knotwork seen on the front of the candle continues around the back, forming long panels. I learned this method of knotwork from Aidan Meehan's book, A Celtic Design Book. Happy Easter to you all. ~elizabeth


The Visitation - Tile Mural

"The overture is about to start.  You cross your fingers & hold your heart..."
The printed porcelain tiles are on their way from the workshop!!!  This is for an installation out in front of Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco (ETA, one week+)

Here is the original work of art (Charcoal and acrylic on paper), followed by a photo of the tiles, then the explanation written for the parish.


Samples for a book in progress

  It is helpful for me to seek out real settings and real people (even if some are found online) for this project, where we walk alongside a pastoral vicar for four months.  The church is actually a Lutheran one, with some modifications.  The windows' designs will be all my own, as the actual ones are mostly abstract & clear.  Ink, acrylic, pencil and crayon.


St. Ignatius Standing

"St. Ignatius Standing"  ink & acrylic on cork.  4-2015



Let me finally introduce myself!  My name is Adalee Hude of Brightly Hude Studio.  I've been reading this blog for a little while now, and there has been so much to admire!  It is always a joy to visit and see all of the wonderful works y'all have done.  I'm primarily a horse sculptor, but after entering the Apocalypse Prize contest the other year, I was really inspired to start doing sacred paintings.  I painted a few saints last year, and I just finished a painting of the Divine Mercy.  My pastor also commissioned me to paint the Paschal Candle for our parish this year.  I thought I'd share the latter two things; the others can be found on my website at: http://www.brightlyhude.com/art.html.




I'm happy to be part of the group, and I look forward to doing more!  I'm still trying to find my 'groove,' so to speak, so I welcome any feedback.  I find people much harder than horses!




Feedback wanted on sample back cover

Looking for feedback on this book cover. It's a bit standard but I'm modeling it off of the other books in the series. What do you think?  Not quite certain if it works.



Fr. Dom celebrating mass.  For a book project in the works.


African American Youth Bible and Cover for Catholic Digest

Back in 2012 I worked with St. Mary's Press and the National Black Catholic Congress to illustrate a Bible for African American youth.  It was quite a challenge since there were over a hundred illustrations and it took a few months to complete.  The goal was to illustrate a selected passage and some had to be done in a more abstract way, depending on if the image would be of an event described or more from a spiritual reflection.  The sepia tones were added later by the publisher, and I think they really help the images.  It was wonderful to have the opportunity to work on this.

Also I meant to post this piece around Epiphany but had too much going on and missed my opportunity.  Admittedly it feels a little awkward placing it here during Lent!  This was for the Christmas cover of Catholic Digest - oil on board.


The Cross of Victory

An experiment with media that's new to me, Posca paint pens, water based paint that comes in marker-like "pens." The palette of colors is limited and the colors are bright, but it gives an interesting, graphic, almost "pop" feel to the art. The cross measures 40" X 29"
Jesus is shown alive and crowned as a king, His arms open in welcome, offering this victory to all. On the left, the figure of life gestures towards Him while on the right the figure of death with a broken staff (in this case a nod to the western symbol of a scythe) is turned away. At the foot of the cross is the devil, broken and defeated.
The inscription is from Theodore of Studios,
"This is the tree on which Christ, like a king on a chariot, destroyed the devil, the lord of death, and freed the human race from tyranny."