A new illustration I just completed of St. Maximilian Kolbe. For this one I combined a couple techniques – pencil, watercolor/gouache with some added black ink splatter, paper textures and a few graphic elements. A little background on Koble, known as “The Saint of Auschwitz”, after the jump.
Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Catholic priest who was arrested by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz during WWII. He volunteered to take the place of a a stranger who had been condemned to the starvation chamber. Below is a short YouTube video that chronicles his story in the concentration camp and the effect his life — and death— had on his fellow prisoners. He was canonized in 1982 by JPII.