History Illustration

I am working away on finishing my comic and all my free drawing time is going toward that project.  These are two older drawings I created for the textbook, Creativity in the Classroom.  I did not like the composition of the first one or the girl’s lack of lower legs.  The second illustration is the one that ended up in the textbook.  The scanner cut some of the edges off the illustration; dang my tiny scanner!  The gladiator stayed intact from the first to the second illustration, but Napoleon gained some weight.  Maybe that is Napoleon during his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
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8 thoughts on “History Illustration

  1. Cindy D. says:

    Wow! Amazing amount of detail That solid black along the floor makes such a big difference and I should remember that. Would love to see these in color!

  2. Drawrite says:

    Love the crispness!

  3. Nathan says:

    Neat setup. As artists, we usually only give it one go, but you added some noticeable improvement from the first run. For example, I like how you added the title of the books to reinforce the characters. The gladiator looks like he has just seen his mom in the coliseum and is waving to her. Napoleon looks pretty intense. You should make a drawing for the non-PC text book as a backup: Idi Amin, L.H. Oswald, the Fuhrer and Gallagher.

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