Adults and children, get your paints and coloring pencils ready!
From John Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” to Thieleman van Braght’s “Martyr’s Mirror”, stories of faithful disciples of Jesus have been passed down not only through word and page, but also through art. In 1685, accomplished Dutch artist Jan Luyken illustrated the valiant testimonies of Dirk Willems and Anna Jansz, creating pictures that bring to our memory the lives they led, and gave up for the sake of the cross.
In the past year, we’ve re-illustrated these two iconic etchings in watercolor for a new generation together re-tellings of the stories based on history and on the original Martyr’s Mirror accounts. Today, both adults and children are invited to join in creating new art from these stories and to have conversations about them. Scroll down to learn how you can participate.
- Watch the videos of the Dirk Willems and Anna Jansz stories.
- Print the PDF file with both sketches on good-quality paper. Use color pencils, paints, crayons or any medium to color the illustration.
- Follow the Kingdom Outpost on either Instagram or Facebook. Upload a clear photograph or scan of your art to Instagram or Facebook as a public post and tag The Kingdom Outpost. If you are submitting to Facebook, also post a comment under this contest thread with a link to your photograph. Indicate name and which category of submission (Adult/Child – Include child’s age)
- Each person can submit 2 pieces of art (1 x the Dirk Willems portrait and 1 x the Anna Jansz portrait). Additionally, they may submit 2 entries per child aged 12 and below (1 x the Dirk Willems portrait and 1 x the Anna Jansz portrait)
- Deadline for submission: May 2, 2021 11:59pm EST. Results will be posted on Instagram and Facebook on May 7, 2022.
Categories and Prizes
- Adult: Anna Jansz portrait winner: 1 x $15 online Barnes and Nobles Gift-card
- Adult: Dirk Willems portrait winner: 1 x $15 online Barnes and Nobles Gift-card
- Child: Anna Jansz portrait winner: 1 x $15 online Barnes and Nobles Gift-card
- Child: Dirk Willems portrait winner: 1 x $15 online Barnes and Nobles Gift-card
Download the Coloring Pages
(The above PDF file and images therein are copyright to the Kingdom Outpost, 2022, all rights reserved. They may be used with permission for strictly non-commercial purposes)