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Jesus Lover and ice cream - Pencil and digital colour caricature of Presbyterian minister Nick McLennan

Pencil and digital colour caricature of Presbyterian minister Nick McLennan sharing his joys

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THE GOSPEL PREACHERS JOY – Caricature Pencil Illustration

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THE GOSPEL PREACHERS JOY – Wonderfully made Caricature gospel preachers cartoon
The pleasures of knowing Jesus
POEM

Seeds of desire Caricature gospel preachers cartoon
Words
Wisdom
New life
Icecream
Microphone

Simple pleasures
Taste and see
Jesus
A heart
A mission
The table set before him
Lick the joy

THE STORY

I am full of wonder when I consider the Jesus story and the preachers He sends to tell His story. Caricature gospel preachers cartoon

Mahurangi Presbyterian Minister Nick McLennan’s Caricature was commissioned by his Executive Pastor, Roger Mackay.

I was excitedly attracted by the commission of drawing Nick’s Caricature. It stirred up latent memories of my days as an Editorial illustrator/cartoonist with The Christchurch Press and INL Publishing (Evening Post and Dominion newspapers) in Wellington, New Zealand in the 1980s.

In the process of drawing, I had insights into Nick’s being through observing appearances, character traits, and overhearing conversations regarding his dress presentation and habits. These insights presented me with a personality to draw as if creating a nickname. His visage inspired me to muse on the hidden personality traits.

Nick is unique and the twist of humor embellishes his good memory for all those who know him.

I chose kindness with the twist of humor in visual storytelling in the parable. In some ways it is similar to the prophetic, seeing what others don’t see and making it visible.

Humour with a bite

The bit of humor inspires my visionary appetite to stir some trouble by “Putting a cat among the pigeons of perfectionists”. This bit of rebellion challenged me to put “The Gospel Preachers Joy” out there among critics to shred and others to get a laugh.

Some will say, Wow, others will take offense but written on my heart is the good intention with skill.

If you take offense, my personal prayer is, “Be inspired by God and see clean humor for what it is … fun”. Don’t take life too seriously, be thankful in all circumstances and give praise for the skills others use to make life a wonder. Life will be more pleasant if you can.

Why the ice cream and Jesus

Well, go figure, what brings joy to the flesh and to those Born Again in spirit?

You must be “Born Again” (the second birth) to understand the wonder found in the spirit world and how would you know without a preacher and you must be born (the first birth) to enjoy icecream.

The Caricature illustration technique

The Caricature borrows realist pencil skills to illustrate and control pencil lead in mid-tone *(Chiaroscuro) sensitive capture. The animated torso shapes challenged my knowledge. I created more sensitive pencil strokes combining numerous pencil strengths. I also included finger blending, cross-hatching, and hard outlining.

* Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark. Usually, there are bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

 


STATUS and MATERIALS

ORIGINAL SOLD *  
Lead pencil on watercolor paper, scanned, digitized and color added in Photoshop. Framed in an A2 folded A3 gift card to be signed and presented for Nick’s 10th-anniversary celebration.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

25 LIMITED EDITIONS “PENCIL ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
Please ask about the price and sizes.

75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS * 
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150  |  650 x short side – $925
Printed on long-life archival canvas. Protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145  |  420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “The Gospel Preachers Joy” may be exhibited on Fashions items through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America if there is enough interest.


SHIPPING
  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.

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