Wednesday, October 28, 2015

drawing portrait of activist Frederick Douglass

Earlier today I created a portrait drawing of Abraham Lincoln… then this afternoon I decided it needed a companion piece, so I also created this portrait drawing of Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895), the man who was enslaved, escaped, and became an antislavery activist before and during the American Civil War -and was invited to participate in discussions with President Lincoln on the problems of slavery in the country. 

 Like the "Abe" portrait the Frederick Douglass drawing was creating with crayon, ink, gouache, then scanned into Photoshop where I painted in digital color. 

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