Friday, January 30, 2009

Black History Month Portraits

I just finished up a series of portraits that will be used in a Black History Month product line next year. I did them on 80 lb. medium surface drawing paper with regular 2B & 3B pencils. Featured are Marian Anderson (singer), Mary Church Terrell (writer/civil rights activist), Kenneth Clark (psychologist), Paul Robeson (athlete/actor), and Martin Luther King, Jr.

[NOTE]: I thought these would work for the "time" theme at Illustration Friday, not only because these individuals forged new paths for equality during a time when support for their cause was limited, but their accomplishments also broke new ground for the basic rights of everyone, and put simply, affected history.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Stuff

Here's some new stuff from a recent activity book project. I felt like I had to put something new up... the goods were gettin' stale around here!