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The David Story by eikonik The David Story by eikonik
What is this project?

This is what we like to call a Visual Translation of the Biblical account of David—it's sort of a graphic novel meets word-for-word exposition of the stories of the Bible. So what does that mean? We are letting the words of the scripture be our literal script for creating a type of graphic novel that amplifies the details of Biblical stories all the while creating a visually exciting experience for the reader.

The intention is to not be an adaptation—where plot, events and dialogue might be changed or added—instead, it is trying to stick as close to the Biblical text as possible. So that what you see in images will go closely along with what you read in the actual written word.

And with that we bring you The David Story—A Visual Translation covering 1 Samuel 15 through 1 Kings 2.

Although, it is our goal to visually translate the entire Bible (and we plan on working on this for years to come) we decided to tackle some of the major stories of the Bible first (based our One Big Story poster), starting with one of the parts of the Bible we are most enamored with—the life of David.


Why are we doing this?

There are three main reasons, really. First, we think there is a richness and depth to the details of the Biblical accounts that we would love to capture and bring out in a visual format. The Bible is the most read book of all time, and for good reason. There are some amazing stories within the contents of this library of books we call the Bible and we want to see them come alive in narrative-illustration.

Second, and let's face it, folks aren't reading the Bible like we used to. As a society we have grown unfamiliar with the stories from the Bible that once thrived in every home throughout America. We hope to help battle Biblical-illiteracy and bring back to the public knowledge these timeless accounts.

And finally, we are wanting to create an educational tool that speaks to our current and future cultures. We live in a world that is increasingly dependent on visual media where communication through images is overtaking the written word. We see a Visual Translation of the Bible becoming more of a necessity as time and technology progress.
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Seventhdaysoldier Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Great !
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halfshell2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome yay!
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thanks!
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ExevaloN Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very good Eikonik. I believe God will bless this journey of yours and your friend in a great way, this is what God wants, more people enamored with his word and wanting to get deeper into it. Im looking forward to this. Don't give up when adversity begins to hit, cause all manner of things and people will try to get in the way. Don't let anything steal that joy and committment. God bless!
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the encouragement! Your timing is impeccable!
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elfspark Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would so read this! I've checked out your concepts. I think they are absolutely amazing. God has given you a wonderful gift.
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Vanzkie Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student
:thumbsup: :D awsome ever since the camp at king's kids, I wanted to show what actually happened in the bible by drawing the scenes
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!

Let me know if you do!
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Cheliseville Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
neat!
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iesnoth Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love when people take comics of the Bible seriously.
I want to do a graphic novel based on the book of Luke, with emphasis on Jesus as a human (having emotions, caring for others-- it's amazing how often he's painted as just a prophecy fulfillment and not a sentient being) and using the visual medium to clarify and give context to his teachings. I still have a lot of research to do, though.
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!

Your idea sounds great. Go for it!
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