Bible Cartoon: Mark 14 - Jesus arrested - Scene 01 - Betrayed by Judas Iscariot

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Bible Book: Mark
Bible Book Code: 4101404301
Scene no: 1 of 3

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Mark 14:43-45 (NLT)
43 And immediately, as he said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a mob that was armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent out by the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders. 44 Judas had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I go over and give him the kiss of greeting. Then you can take him away under guard.”
45 As soon as they arrived, Judas walked up to Jesus. “Teacher!” he exclaimed, and gave him the kiss.



There are 3 light sources that illuminate this scene: the moon (producing a cool blue glow) the torches (producing a warm yellow glow) & a faint green glow, from the left of the picture, which illuminates the near characters.

From left to right: James (son of Zebedee), Simon/Peter, John (son of Zebedee), Jesus, Judas Iscariot, the mob or crowd who came to arrest Jesus, carrying torches.

This scene forms part of the Easter series, from Mark’s Gospel.

I have drawn this scene before, in John’s Gospel. The event took place in The garden of Gethsemane. The name is a Greek form of the Hebrew phrase for “oil press” or “olive press”. Mark locates the garden near or on the Mount of Olives.

The Passover is celebrated at the time of the full moon, which is visible in the night sky in this cartoon.

Here’s the scene in greyscale form, which I create before I colour up a scene, to get the tone (light and shade) right.
Mark 14 - Jesus Arrested - Scene 01 - Betrayed by Judas Iscariot 980x706px greyscale.jpg
Mark 14 – Jesus Arrested – Scene 01 – Betrayed by Judas Iscariot – Grayscale