Matthew 21:37 (ANIV)
[Jesus said] 37 “Last of all, he [the landowner] sent his son to them. ‘They [the tenant farmers] will respect my son,’ he said.
TIME OF DAY:
This is a story (parable) told by Jesus, so it has no particular time of day. I have established this scene as being mid morning.
The sun I on the right, casting shadows to the left of people and objects.
The landowner is on the right of this scene and his son is on the left.
I’ve drawn the landowner with upraised right hand, which is meant to convey the idea that he is sending his son to the vineyard in the parable/story. I decided to draw the beach background so that it would be quite different from the vineyard landscape, representing some considerable distance between the two. I was keen to make the landowner’s clothing look rich and ornate, representing his wealth and power. All that gold braid and finery takes quite a bit of time to colour up though!
The landowner’s son is on the left hand side of the scene, starting his journey to the landowner’s vineyard, with all those troublesome tenant farmers in it! He is looking back and waving to his father. I have made the son’s beard quite sparse and thin, as I imagined him being quite young; not yet capable of producing a big, bushy beard like his father has! I have designed the clothing/costume of the son to be simpler than his fathers, and is deliberately reminiscent of the colours I use to represent Jesus’s clothing in my other Bible Cartoons.
I have applied motion blur to the gulls in the background, giving them a sense of movement in the air.
Notice the storm clouds on the left hand side horizon, which indicates the trouble the son is heading towards when he confronts the tenant farmers.
Here’s the beach scene without the figures.
Matthew 21 – Parable of the Wicked Tenants – Scene 04 – Son sent – Landscape