My quest during this first year after grad school has been to remember how to do art without the epic plan. (Perhaps that is a poor plan. Discuss amongst yourselves.)
As a result, I’m attempting a few illustrations for a friend whose historical preoccupation is North America during the late eighteenth century. She generated an amusing list of millenial hipster stereotypes to go with each of the USA founding fathers.
I don’t do a lot of illustration, and I hadn’t attempted digital illustration for ten years. It seemed like a good time. Readers of this blog may have noticed that I do love a chance to experiment with artistic techniques. I’m relearning this stuff in a hurry. I don’t consider either quite finished, but the Adams illustration took a fraction of the time I spent wrangling Washington.
I blame the banderoles on either:
1) political cartoons from the late 18th century,
2) my love of medieval paintings, or
3) that Sierra Nevada Brewery delivery truck that keeps parking in front of my workplace