Biblical Timeline: Initial Thumbnails

Biblical Timeline Fish and Icons Sketch

So… continuing along with the fish as film reel concept, here’s a more accurate representation of what the fish would look like in terms of the number of image slots. All the other sketches are just quick thumbnail ideas for various key stories (not in any particular order).

I would appreciate any ideas for stories to illustrate or illustration ideas for stories. At this point I still need to settle on one or two more events from each Testament.


  1. Christmas has two possibilities in there at the moment, and I’m not sure if I’m going to go with either. I do like the light-beam-on-stable version, but that’s a bit too similar to the dove one, especially since they’d be pretty close together.
  2. I don’t really like the Pentecost one either. Maybe it could just be a tongue of flame?
  3. I also can’t really think of much after Pentecost that would have an interesting picture… unless something from Revelation…
  4. In the same vein, a bunch of the OT stories would be coming before Israel’s even in Canaan… so what would be good after that? Something with David? The Temple? Daniel?

3 thoughts on “Biblical Timeline: Initial Thumbnails

  1. The dove and the stable are very similar. If you really like the beam of light on the stable, maybe an alternative to the dove could be developed, like a solid white dove on a solid black background. The Pentecost one looks a little weird. Having seen so many Doctor Who shows, my first thought of that picture is zombies wandering around with candles on their heads. However, I don’t have any ideas on how to fix that.

  2. Well, I think I prefer the dove to the stable anyway, so it’ll probably get precedence. Plus, that would let me solve the Pentecost one with a white flame on solid black background, which otherwise would have looked too much like the modified dove. I do wonder, though, if I should switch to the “standard” dove symbol rather than the more realistic one…

  3. David and Goliath is kinda cliche, but still cool. I’m thinking you could make it creative, like Goliath’s helmet on the ground with a dent in the forehead piece or something.

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