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Holy Family II by TestingPointDesign Holy Family II by TestingPointDesign
-Secrets of the Holy Grail according to The Da Vinci Code-

"Mary Magdalene was of royal descent (through the Jewish House of Benjamin) and was the wife of Jesus, of the House of David. That she was a prostitute was slander invented by the Church to obscure their true relationship. At the time of the Crucifixion, she was pregnant. After the Crucifixion, she fled to Gaul, where she was sheltered by the Jews of Marseille. She gave birth to a daughter, named Sarah. The bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene became the Merovingian dynasty of France."


What better subject for an addition to my Unlikely Icon series! This is the 3rd Unlikely Icon of the Holy Family II (Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Sarah). I used various icons of the original Holy Family (Mary, Joseph, and Jesus) as the basis for my icon.

One interesting thing I found in this particular positioning of the Holy Family is that the halos of the adults intersect at each other's center and the mother's halo slightly overlaps the child's halo. The child's dimensions are also exactly half the adults.

I enjoyed working on three people in one icon. The 3/4 view was a bit more tricky but I think it came out well. Comments are welcome!

Check out my other Unlikely Icons here:
Archangel Lucifer
The Gospel of Judas
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:iconenriquearreguin777:
EnriqueArreguin777 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Anti Christ?
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SerigalaTunggal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
Is it wrong to see him as loving husband and father?
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EnriqueArreguin777 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
Yes. Jesus is our brother, not husband. His bride is the church, not an earthly woman. Jesus never got married or had children. Hence, the antichrist comment.
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SerigalaTunggal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
LOL. yeah right. did he even said anything about his "marriage" with a church? nope. stop misinterpreting the bible. 
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EnriqueArreguin777 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Ephesians 5:22-32

You're welcome.
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:iconserigalatunggal:
SerigalaTunggal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
A verse which written by Paul. nice.
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:iconenriquearreguin777:
EnriqueArreguin777 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Indeed. The Holy Spirit allows mortal men to speak the word of God without a thought. Hence the title, the word of God.
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:iconserigalatunggal:
SerigalaTunggal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
sounds like a man that need to be admitted to the mental hospital
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Cryptic-nomad Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
This could easily be, without reading the description, Saint Joachim, Saint Anne and their daughter Blessed Virgin Mary (The immaculate conception.). Its really beautiful.
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donnamm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
riveting in its simplicity. powerful in its truth.
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
i love it
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KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Have you read 'The One' or something similiar with that title by Kathleen McGowen, it is a really good book and I really recommend it. Beautiful picture, putting Mary Magdalene in a red dress is symbolic and your depiction of Jesus is very good.
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
i love it
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IceRose93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, this is amazing. I'm so happy that people are finally embracing the "real" holy family! Beautiful work!
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pyxel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Very lovely piece. I have also viewed your other works in that style and I found them both beautiful! If you are interested in Gnosis, or gnosticism, I recommend that you take a look at this website: [link] which has a different approach and explanation on Gnosticism than most pseudo-gnostics and other organizations which call themselves Gnostics.

Are you planning on doing more works with this style of imagery?
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TestingPointDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Thanks for the comments! I do plan on doing more ...some day. Haha
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:iconeponabri:
eponabri Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I'm glad to see artists portraying Jesus, Mary and Sarah as a family.
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:icontestingpointdesign:
TestingPointDesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Thank you for the comment! :)
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AllieHartley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
featured here: [link]
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:iconstael:
Stael Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Great! you're the only person I found on DA who draws holly things :dance:
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Gabzies Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
At first I thought the child was Jesus...Then I was All, "OH! It's Sarah bat Jesus."
Sagrada Familia, part II
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delano Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The most subtle of your Icon set, this one REALLY requires a good look in order to notice the peculiarity. Again, the subtle touch of Jesus' barely-noticeable wounds is excellent.
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:iconochichi:
Ochichi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Lovely. Would look great in a stained glass window
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:icontestingpointdesign:
TestingPointDesign Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thank you!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Niceli done. So much for 'Noli me tangere.'
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Very spirtual and dynamic. :D :thumbsup:
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TestingPointDesign Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Thanks for the comment!!
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