St. Nicholas of Myra


This is an ink drawing on a 5" x 7" piece of paper. I drew it using calligraphers' inks applied with dip pens and brushes. Black, indigo, sepia and dark green inks were used, although the variations do not show up well in the scan.

The central image depicts St. Nicholas bringing back to life three boys who had been killed and butchered by an evil innkeeper who intended to serve their bodies as pickled meat. In the border I drew another of the saint's well-known miracles, his rescuing a ship from sinking in a violent storm.

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