Saturday, August 12, 2006
By Ramone - August 10, 2006
This is a re-working of this picture, with added Japanese text. The meaning and feeling is the same... stretching and being hugged by Jesus! It's His utter joy of holding us, His kids, and our utter joy of stretching into His arms.
It's the first time I've done a second version of a picture. Originally I was a bit disappointed, but now it's got its own character, you know? Also, the person took the appearance of a kid from old Japan because I was reading this book and really liked Yushi Nomura's pictures. Also, I think it makes the picture more Japanese, which is always cool, even if a little funny because the style is so old. (^_^)
Initially I wasn't happy with the above version (because of the placement of the text), so I did another (below), but in retrospect the top is the best. I also finished a draft with English text so you can see what it says. (^_^)