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I painted this for my grandpa. He is very catholic, and since his birthday is in February I thought he would like.

By the way, I don't like to talk about religion, right?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since you don't like to talk about religion, I will refrain from bringing it up, but simply say you did an AMAZING job.  I love the content, but stylistically, you really rocked this.  I'm sure your grandfather was very happy to receive this.  I know I would have been!  :)

Much love,
Mandi
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Thank you very much! Yes, he liked a lot, and kept with him until he passed away an year ago. I was very proud to give him the painting in time. =D

Don't worry too much. Its not that I don't like to talk about religion. It is just that I am a little tired to see people thrashing religion so easily, so harshly and so much.
When this subject is important to you, and since it is so difficult to change how people think, it's just easier to just let people go with their own values. =D 
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm certain he loved it, and I'm certain he still loves you and is insanely proud of you.  He just loves you and is proud of you on a different plane of existence! :)

I try to refrain from talking of my spirituality until I am requestd to do so; I think forcing religion on others is just plain rude!  I'm not looking to tell others their way of thinking is wrong, (ugh! Talk about even MORE rude!  What's ruder than telling someone their sacred spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof, are wrong?  That's the eptiome of rudeness!), but I really am excited to share my faith with others because it's given me amazing peace, happiness and clarity and I just want to share that with others.  I kicked a drug addiction on account of Jesus, I'm chomping at the bit to share that with others so that they can have the peace and happiness I have.  Really, that's all I want; I just want others happy, no matter HOW that happens, whether that's having faith or not.  I just hope it IS having faith, as I so passionately believe in the things I do.

Sorry for hijacking your dA page as my personal little rant playground.  All I meant to say was I think your art is, no pun intended here, divine, and I think you are extremely wise and peaceable for your thoughts on not discussing religion...  I deeply respect that about you as a person and respect you hugely as an artist.  You are an inspiration!

God bless you!
Mandi L. Pope
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Beautiful reply! I thank you very much for your kind words. They truly means a lot to me.

Aye! I hope you are right. My grandfather was a very shy and serious men, but as an Portuguese immigrant from humble origins, he struggled to achieve the basics with very little education and sophistication. Despite all those adversities, he managed to build a great life, for him, his wife, and his sons. He was also a men of enormous faith and love for God. I am sure he is ok now. Being so generous and so honest, that man has to be in a good place now. He was that kind of guy that would be much happier to help you buy a car rather than to change his own, which he kept for several years with no vanity.

I understand your point. People shouldn't be to afraid to show their faith, but the nowadays zeitgeist hates religion, faith and God. I do understand why, but that explanation would lead to a political discussion, which would make this little chat even more dangerous these days. These topics do often kill good friendships. More than they should, in my humble opinion. Specially on the political side. People usually much more devoted to their political views rather than to their religion. 

Don't worry talking about yourself. I do like to see people changing for the better. It gives me hope to overcome my own problems. 
But my problems are not that serious. My conversion came more from intellectual pursuit rather than from spiritual experience. After reading about the history of the church I realized that the course of things had to be guided by a superior force, in order to let Christianity overcome the enormous obstacles they had in 2000 years of struggle. I wish people could have the same joy I had while I was studying it, but that is a very subjective experience, and one must be in the right moment in his life in order to understand both intellectually and spiritually the information. Now is my turn. It is just sad that I have wasted so much time being blind, thinking that I was seeing everything. Crazy misconception of life, isn't it?

Thank you again for you kind words. May God bless you. 
=D
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
You say you don't like to talk about religion. Are you not a Christian?
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Yes I am. Staunch Roman Catholic.  I just don't want to shift the focus of the gallery, which is art  appreciation. 
Conversations about religion sometimes stir people's feelings, which often leads to fights of some sort. Which frequently also leads to the end of good and friendly relationships.  
Even among Catholics and Protestants, that in my point of view are pretty much the same, things can get nasty sometimes. You know what happens with politically motivated people or Atheists. 
See my point?
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TheGreatMustache Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Jesus *-*
That's beautiful!
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Adry53 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is Beautiful :D I Believe HE love this to ;)
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
this is so neat
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RuaCharl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's not so easy to make a tangible religious subjects. You seem to have met him on the street a few days ago ... then you just portrayed. Beautiful. Look deep, magnetic, sweet. Congratulations!
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words.
Cheers! =D
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heartstuck Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I LOVE JESUS!!!!!
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Me too!
Glad to know that my art helped you remembering that.
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heartstuck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It is a wonderful art work by the way.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, beautiful work and I am sure both God and your grandfather would be very pleased :nod:
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:iconoverdrivezero:
overdrivezero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you very much.
My Grandfather passed away few months ago.
It is important for me to know that I was able to give him something meaningful in time.
Cheers.
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mistychadwick Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Jesus!! ^-^
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CosmoChild Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I'm not a Catholic. I'm a Protestant Christian and I really like this piece. It's nice to see spiritual and Christian art on deviantart.com
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Terranozoid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazingly done !!
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jakehunter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Very nice!
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done. Your Grandpa should be very happy.
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theSFRB Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:excited: WOH--woooah dude 8D SO KOOOOOOL! <3 FAntastiiiico
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Tarantajoe-x1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Used your art here... [link] thank u :)
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flamable77 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
wow i thought He was actually in front me :D
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ward420 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
very nice
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kimberlykat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! Super wow! Great work!
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Tiki-Yoshi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
It's so realistic and stylized at the same time. I'm really at a loss for words on this beautiful piece. :heart: Wonderful job. :)
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Beshflorin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconilavplz: awesomeness
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AngelLover89 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very nicely done!
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not Catholic, and I don't talk about religon I talk about faith :) and I love this piece. It reaches out to the viewer and invites them in. Your Granfather will love it.
Well done.
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StarryEyes58 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :love:
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DoodleBunnah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010   Digital Artist
wonderful picture ^^ would u mind if i used this picture as a please account stamp? ^^ there arint enough Jesus stamps :] i would of course give u credit ^^
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
No problem. Go ahead.
I agree with you, more Jesus stamps is always better.
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DoodleBunnah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010   Digital Artist
ill link u when its ready! :iconbunnehglompplz: ^^
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Writer
This is totally beautiful!

You should submit it to #christians :nod:
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Thank you!!!
Great suggestion. I don't know how to do that, but I should!!! :w00t:
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Nevermind, I beat you to it!
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
mmmmm white jesus
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Aye!
As people have been doing for the past thousand years! =D
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
yes they have
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jemenai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
If you have to get technical...he was probably brown since he was jewish.. ^^ lol

But I don't really think it matters what he looked like. To me, his existence is enough.
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
middle east boy? had to be at least brownish
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jemenai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Yeah...but I'm one of those that don't really care what he looks like. ^^ But he probably was brownish, yeah...
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bapabst Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fala, zero

ficou foda. cristão ou não, não tem como negar que a "mitologia" católica sempre rende belas obras.

faz a impressão aqui na gráfica e dá um quadro pra ele!!!

abraço
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Fala cara!!! Beleza!
Concordo totalmente!!! É só ver os quadros de Velazquez. Pra mim estão entre os melhores de todos os tempos. Quase todos sobre a cristandade.

Esse era exatamente o plano. Eu ia imprimir grande com qualidade com vocês aí e depois colocar uma moldura. Meu avô queria como se fosse um quadro mesmo.
Quanto você acha que vai custar isso?
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bapabst Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fala!

eu consigo fazer a 15 reais o M². sempre lembrando que as cores variam um pouco de monitor pra monitor. vc ve uma coisa aí e la no meu vou ver outra e a maquina vai imprimir algo proximo, ok?

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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Digital Artist
"Jesus came here to save us, not to give us the willies".

I'm not religious, but this is just too awesome, and I hope your grandpa likes it. :D
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Thank you so much!!! =D
I hope he likes it too. I promised to gave him this on Christmas. So, I'm kinda late... hehe
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GuidantLiberte Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
AMAZING
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overdrivezero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Thanks a lot my friend!!!
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