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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
A table set before him
Joy

THE STORY

I am full of wonder when I consider the Jesus story and 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 Nicks being, observing appearances, character traits and overhearing conversations regarding his dress presentation and habits presented me a personality which I draw as if creating a nickname. His visage inspired me to muse on 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 the parable of a visual Caricature illustration. This is visual storytelling. In some ways it is similar to 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, while others will take offense.

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. Life will be more pleasant for you 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” to understand the wonder found in the spirit world.

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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