Jonah 1:17 (NLT)
Now the LORD had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.
TIME OF DAY:
Indeterminate, due to storm.
Lightning provides the main light source.
Jonah swimming, having been thrown overboard from the ship which is fast disappearing into the distance.
This is the first of three colour/tone variations of this scene: 1) The night version, 2) The Green version & 3) The Blue version.
Notice I have put seaweed in Jonah’s hair, which is referred to in Jonah’s prayer, inside the fish, in Jonah 2:5.
I decided not to show the “great fish” as a whale, as some other illustrators have depicted it. Nor did I want to show a shark, which might have frightened my younger viewers. I decided to keep a more humourous theme by having a giant goldfish swallow Jonah!