This is the system I came up with for the Old Testament, which is me, reflecting upon my time at Catholic school and realizing some of the things I didn’t like about the church, but didn’t know how to express. Thus, the scarier, darker style carried through to convey those emotions of uncertainty and resentment.
The system I came up with for the New Testament, which is happier, brighter, and a more updated version of what the Old Testament looked like. I also pulled colors and patterns from the Vatican City flag to not totally throw away something that was a huge part of my upbringing, but to use it in a way that works for you. I also drew saintly portraits of the people I interviewed in an ironic twist—they were expected to be saintly while growing up, but now they’re living their version of being “saintly.” The colors and imagery reflect my coming to terms with the church and the new outlook I have on life because of it.