Advent Illustration Detail

I'm going to be doing a series of Advent illustrations this season, and this is a detail of an upcoming piece- Zechariah prophesying over lil' John the Baptist. I've avoided spiritual illustration up to this point. It's been done by all your favorite Renaissance personalities, and anything else looks pedestrian. Maybe one day I'll have the ability and time to produce something with the right balance of passion and objectivity.

For now, I'll just post this and curl into the fetal position.