Abraham Lincoln

For this illustration, I combined an Ingres-esque portrait of Honest Abe with the text from his famous Gettysburg Address. The illustration began as a pencil drawing, followed by two versions of digital colorization.

Pencil illustration of Abraham Lincoln

pencil drawing, heightened with white, on toned paper. 7.5 x 10.

Digital illustration of Abraham Lincoln: soft palette

digital colorization of pencil drawing (soft palette)

Digital illustration of Abraham Lincoln: patriotic palette

digital colorization of pencil drawing (patriotic palette)