Good! I love that beard/profile.
Except it doesn't look like St Peter. St Peter had a round white beard and curly hair. This is the ancient tradition, and what you see on icons. And St Paul was bald with a pointy beard. Indeed, recently discovered ancient icons- we are talking about 1600 years old- verify this tradition. Don't make up appearances when there are traditions that have been respected since the beginning. It would be like drawing Christ with short hair and no beard...
Mr Nichols. Thank you for your comment. I have the utmost respect for sacred tradition. However, did you ever see St. Peter 3 days before Our Lord called him? Or when he was younger with a beard not so white? Perhaps he might have looked like this? My sketch was not meant as a finished piece of Liturgical Art nor for any devotion purpose such as the beautiful Icons on your website are. As for Our Lord with short hair and no beard I hardly think my simple sketch of St. Peter deserves such a comparison.
I'm sorry if I sounded rude or insulting; surely the comparison was an exaggeration.I think we can surmise that St Peter was not a young man when Christ called him. His children must have been grown, for he hit the road as an evangelist shortly after Pentecost. Thus the icons portraying him as balding and white haired during Christ's life are accurate.
Daniel- You were not rude. In fact, I see that the passion you have for sacred tradition is in your blood and that you are concerned that it is not lost. There are so few who have that passion to keep alive the history of our great faith in the plastic arts. Now, regarding iconography. Since your post to me I have done some thinking and re-drawing, I will post them soon. Peace to you in Christ, the source of all that is good and holy.
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