Sunday, October 19, 2014

C is for Clarksville on the Cumberland BOOK SIGNING!

This Tuesday, The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council will release their new book, C is for Clarksville on the Cumberland.  Collecting a plethora of local history and culture, local artists were assigned letters of the alphabet with themes the public suggested to the Council.  I was asked to illustrate J (for Cave Johnson.)  This historical figure spent most of his life as a resident of our town.  As Postmaster General, he created the first postage stamp.  My portrait places him on a stamp though I've heard he's never had that honor... until now!

The book will be available throughout the holiday season at The Roxy Regional Theater, The Downtown Artists' Co-Op and The Customs House Museum.  To kick off the release though, a Book Signing and Exhibit will be held this Tuesday, October 21st at the L&N Train Station (10th and Commerce here in Clarksville.) The doors open at 5:30.  You can see all the original artwork created for the book in person as well as get your copy signed by as many of the artists as you like!!!

Here are a few process pictures of the drawing...

Initial Sketch with Reference Photo (the only picture in existence of 'Ol Cave!)

Linework in Progress

Finished Product!

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