A lamb (almost a lion)

Profile of lambs head
A lamb profile with full coat

The lamb is mentioned many times in Tanak (Old Testament), mostly in reference to its role in the peace offering, sin offering and the Passover festival.

“If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, you are to offer a male without defect.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

By the time of the B’rit hadashah (New Testament) the lamb takes on very strong symbolic meaning, even as a name.

“They will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them—because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful.”
‭‭The Revelation‬ ‭17:14‬ ‭TLV‬‬

metamorph con’t 3

Here I worked the background of the chrysalis.morph step H2-519~2

Let it be noted that a fascinating series of transformations occurred after the caterpillar pitched himself and before this stage of the chrysalis – and I intend to draw them — but will probably put them to their own page with a link to view it.

morph step I-525~2

morph step J-532~2

morph step J2-541~2

In the last two images I brought out a charcoal pencil and eraser for the black areas. Not only do I mix my media but I take a departure from simply representing the image to interpreting it in a way that isn’t too abstract, just playful.