Illustrating Jesus

A preview illustration of a children’s book project I’ve been working on over the past year called “Mommy, What Is a Missionary?”. It’s a fun children’s book written by Dan Schuch. I can’t wait to show more of this book in the coming weeks/months. Stay tuned. I’ve always dreaded having to draw Jesus. Capturing his essence is an almost impossible task. And, I’ve never been a fan of the solemn, serious, blond-haired-blue-eyed depictions. Therefore, I decided to focus on his character, and how I view him: Joy.
Preliminary Jesus Sketch
Fun experimenting with textures