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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pencil drawing of Alexander Hamilton

I had a lot of fun working on this pencil drawing of Alexander Hamilton last night. Just drawing him for the fun of it. I saw an episode of American Experience on PBS about Hamilton, and found him to be a fascinating character. This is on 11x14 paper. I still need to work a bit more on his face, and do a lot more in his hair and coat/cravat. The background is being done by crosshatching. I threw in a bit of CretaColor charcoal in this one too.

From Wikipedia: Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. The chief of staff to General George Washington during the American Revolution, he was a leader of nationalist forces calling for a new Constitution; he was one of America's first lawyers, and wrote half of the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation. He was more influential than the other three members of Washington's Cabinet, and the financial expert; the Federalist Party formed to support his policies.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

You did that in one night? You are very prolific. My husband is too. He can paint two complete pictures in one day if he's on a roll. He paints with oils.