John Hendrix is a renowned illustrator with a portfolio full of major projects, but his personal sketchbooks are worth a featured look. This sketch (you know – seraphim, the highest order of angels) was irresistible at this time of year.
He draws in church, every Sunday, and the flawless sketches are so colorful and inventive that I return to his sketchbook page over and over. He brilliantly interprets by hand what he hears from his pew.
“Simultaneous drawing and listening transforms familiar language into something new – a feedback loop of symbols, theology and wonder.” – John Hendrix (Sketch above from Vol. 5, scroll through)
Nothing static about Hendrix. Here’s the same sketch (above, from Vol. 7) in the form of a how-to GIF.
This one (below) is a winter sketch, from his archives. (Click on an image to find the original, often larger, view)
Hendrix also maintains a constant run of illustrations on Disasters. See more of those here, on my other blog.
John Hendrix website, here.