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.