Thursday, January 04, 2007


One of the picture books I'm working on this year is "Big George" by Anne Rockwell (Harcourt). Anne has done an amazing job of portraying Washington as an actual human being (from childhood to death) without any of the mythic elements one might expect (no false teeth, no cherry tree). Right now I'm in the research and sketching phase, which is one of my favorite stages in illustration. I'll post more about this one later.

1 comment:

Jemaleddin said...

Bear in mind when drawing Washington that he wore a corset regularly at an early age, the foot-binding of his time, to give him a straight spine, chest out, shoulders back sort of look that persisted through-out his life.