Bible Cartoon: Matthew 14 - Jesus walks on water - Scene 04 - Sinking

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Bible Book: Matthew
Bible Book Code: 4001403001
Scene no: 4 of 6

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Matthew 14:30 (ANIV)
But when he [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
“during the fourth watch”; between the hours of three and six in the morning.

LIGHTING NOTES:
There is very early morning sunlight, coming from the left of the picture, which is illuminating the scene. Notice Jesus’ sleeves & hair have yellow sunlight on there edges. The yellow sunlight is also visible as a feint yellow glow in the clouds.
The lamp at the top of the mast casts a warm yellow glow on the mast, sails & disciples below.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
In the boat, from left to right: Matthew/Levi & James (son of Zebedee & brother of John) holding on to the gun wale, whilst Andrew (brother of Simon/Peter) is hanging on to the plumb stem (see previous scene: Matthew 14 – Jesus walks on water – Scene 04 – Peter’s faith, for definition of this boat term.)

Note that John (son of Zebedee & brother of James), Thomas/Didymus (”Doubting Thomas”), Philip & Judas Iscariot are in the boat, but not visible since the boat is being pitched up by a powerful wave.

Note that Jesus the Christ is standing on the lake water, but is out of the scene, off to the left.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
I decided not to show Jesus in this scene, hoping to concentrate the viewers attention on the sudden fear of Simon/Peter as he begins to sink into the water. Notice his anguished outcry, tears & grasping hand that help to show his terror.

I also wanted to show Andrew sudden impulse to reach out to try & save his brother, coupled with the gasps of fear from the other (visible) disciples.

I really enjoyed drawing all that turbulent, frothy sea!