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Four riders of the Apocalypse Bible Cartoons


Posted 21 Nov 2017

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - First seal-White rider - GREYSCALE sketch
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider – GREYSCALE sketch

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - Second seal-Red rider - GREYSCALE sketch
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider – GREYSCALE sketch

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - Third seal-Black rider - GREYSCALE sketch
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider – GREYSCALE sketch

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - Fourth seal-Pale rider - GREYSCALE sketch
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 04 – Fourth seal: Pale rider – GREYSCALE sketch

I’ve been asked to draw the 4 riders of the Apocalypse, from Revelation chapter 6, by a lady in the USA. I have wanted to draw these riders for some time, but haven’t got round to it, but now at last I can get on with them!

The 4 scenes above are my rough pencil sketches, which have been approved by the American lady, so now I can proceed to finished, full colour artwork.

The pictures below are the completed, full colour scenes. I produced the same scene in 2 or 3 different versions, one with the 7 seals scroll in the bottom left hand corner, and the other without it present, and the third is the one wanted by the US lady, if different from the first 2 versions.

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - First seal White rider (with scroll) 980x706 col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (with scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (with scroll)

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - First seal White rider (without scroll) 980x706 col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (without scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (without scroll)

I was very pleased with the way the first rider came out. The snow was new for me… I usually draw Bible scenes in wilderness and desert, so snow is a novelty! It was great to draw this large horse at full gallop too.

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 01 - First seal White rider (with people) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (with people)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 01 – First seal: White rider (with people)

This is the 3rd version of this scene, with a different background, as requested by the US lady who commissioned these “Riders of the Apocalypse” scenes. In this version of the White rider she wanted burning buildings in the background, with some tumbling down, and bowing, worshipping people in the foreground.



Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 02 - Second seal Red rider (with scroll) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (with scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (with scroll)

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 02 - Second seal Red rider (without scroll) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (without scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (without scroll)

I decided to add a lava field to the Red rider scene, to keep with the red theme. The US lady wants a river of blood drawing in her version.

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 02 - Second seal Red rider (with blood) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (with blood)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 02 – Second seal: Red rider (with blood)

This is the 3rd version of this scene, with a different background, as requested by the US lady who commissioned these “Riders of the Apocalypse” scenes. In this version of the Red rider she wanted broken buildings and debris/rubble, and a river of blood, with blood on the rider’s sword! A little macabre for my taste, but “the customer is always right!”



Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 03 - Third seal Black rider (with scroll) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (with scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (with scroll)

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 03 - Third seal Black rider (without scroll) 980x706px
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (without scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (without scroll)

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 03 - Third seal Black rider (Version 02) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (with people)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 03 – Third seal: Black rider (with people)

The US lady who commissioned this scene wanted thin, plague victim people in the scene. They were quite harrowing to draw.



Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 04 - Fourth seal Pale rider (with scroll) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 04 – Fourth seal: Pale rider (with scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 04 – Fourth seal: Pale rider (with scroll)

Revelation 06 - The Scroll seals - Scene 04 - Fourth seal Pale rider (without scroll) 980x706px col
Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 04 – Fourth seal: Pale rider (without scroll)


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Bible Cartoon: Revelation 06 – The Scroll seals – Scene 04 – Fourth seal: Pale rider (without scroll)



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