The Bible Reloaded - Truth Imitating Art

Frequently Asked Questions, Comments and Answers
Q: Why did you steal the name "The Bible Reloaded" and create a parody site?
Q: It looks like the newer logo definitely copies the style of the other logo?
A: Firstly, as far as I have discovered, the phrase "the Bible reloaded" was published on the Internet in 2003, and continues to be used in different areas related to the Bible and Bible studies. Hence "the Bible reloaded" expression, had been used in Christian circles way before Jawed's uploaded the first video to YouTube in 2005.

The Domain Name: Up until August 31, 2013, the words "the Bible reloaded" were not registered as a Domain Name. And that meant 'ANYBODY' was within their legal right, to register the Domain Name and develop a website.

The Logo: Logos usually have a subliminal message so, while bouncing off a 'weapons theme', as my 'Truth imitating Art' inspiration, I set the ambiance to be one of friendly peace, rather than hostile confrontation.

At first, I wanted to use swords, however, I thought it may attract negative feedback, ie. a representation of Jesus holding a type of combat weapon. So, I used the Old and New testaments of the Bible, to represent the 'sword of the Spirit', which is the word of God.

The Bible: Ephesians 6:13-17 says…"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:…"

The Website: The Bible Reloaded: God's Authentic Word website, was entirely designed and developed to represent Truth Imitating Art. The website landing page was uploaded to the internet on September 1, 2013.

Logo Comparison

Shape: Black circle
Background: Bright glory, starry universe
Main Feature: Fair haired man, unkempt beard
Posture: Head up and looking straight ahead
Disposition: Smiling, happy, easy going
Clothing: Black robe, white under garment
Accessories: Two gold leaf edged Bibles
Subliminal Message: Forgiving Savior

Shape: Black square
Background: Scientific symbol
Main Feature: Dark haired man, groomed beard
Posture: Head slightly tilted down to one side
Disposition: Serious, tense, nervous
Clothing: Tuxedo T Shirt
Accessories: S&W Classics Model 27-2, Magnum .357
Subliminal Message: Menacing Messiah???

Overall Theme: Jesus with two things in His hands, with a background of some sort

 
Hand Comparison
 

Welcome to my first online Art Appreciation class.
Today I'm going to describe the distinctive's of two similar illustrations, and explain
why some artists choose to use *Artistic License at certain times. By the end of the lesson you will be examining art with new eyes.

You'll notice the three drawings above are numbered, and below the differences of their shape has been explained.

*Artistic License: When the artist chooses to distort the appearance of a figure for no other reason than 'they wanted to'. Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso made an art form from distorting the figures in their works.

**Foreshortening: A way of representing a subject or an object, so that it conveys the illusion of depth — so that it seems to thrust forward, or go back into space.

Shape: Knuckle crushing nervous grip
Fingers: Digits rigid, unyielding
Shape of Nail Matrix: Broad, short, square

Drawings No1 has used *artistic licence when adopting the **foreshortening technique. This makes the gun and the hand seem enormous, yet they both appear to be in proportion.

Shape: Firm relaxed grip
Fingers: Digits steady, yet relaxed
Shape of Nail Matrix: Oval, rounded, long

Drawing No2 has used *artistic licence and the **foreshortening technique, however the hand is much, much larger than the book.

Shape: Can't tell
Fingers: Can't tell
Shape of Nail Matrix: Can't tell

Drawing No3 is in proportion with no **foreshortening to the hand, whatsoever. The drawing is in proportion, so most of the hand has been obscured by the huge book.