Friday, June 04, 2010

Sarah Edmonds- Sneak Peak!



I've been hiding in the art-cave for the last few weeks, laboring over the final images for my next book for children. Nearly there, but I have heard from many of you asking for a bit of a peek at the final images. One of the strange things about a doing such a large project, as opposed to the instant world of periodical illustration, is the year long delayed-gratification buzz of seeing your work in print and getting feedback on it. Hoping, like a sad junkie, to get a sufficient enough fix to propel me over the finish line.



For those of you who are not aware of the story of Sarah Edmonds- she was a passionate woman who wanted to fight for the Union in the Civil War. But in order to enlist, dressed up as a man, Frank Thompson. In this book, we tell the tale of her enlistment, her exceptional abilities in the battle field and her adventures as a spy behind the Confederate lines. She went on many clandestine missions, but in this book we depict one where she dressed as a slave.



These are just a small collection of the images I've got done- so I'll try to post some more images in a few weeks.

10 comments:

Kyle T. Webster said...

Thanks for the peek, Monsieur! These are simply gorgeous.

Sam said...

so this is what you've been up to- great stuff! Especially enjoying the third one.

Sam Bosma said...

Whoa! These are tremendous. I love that second one!

matt kirkland said...

Ooh, love that YOU THERE type. Obviously.

John Hendrix said...

Thanks everyone, that is a nice comment on all three of them! Well done.

MikeC said...

Gorgeous color choices on these, John. I hope all is well!

CW said...

These look like they are going to need a complete redo. Turns out they are to damn good for the printed page.

Chad W. Beckerman
Art W. Director

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DB Dowd said...

John, it's been awhile since I stopped by. These are really gorgeous. As usual, tremendous control of levels and hierarchies, even though the things are quite complicated. Really beautiful.

Logan said...

These are incredible, John. I love the line of marching soldiers in the second one -- they really move across the page.