Art by Jeff Knecht

You Say You Want a Revolution

27 Mar 2011

Last year at the Holland Tulip Festival in Holland, MI, one of the larger windmill attractions recreated a revolutionary war camp. This is a recreation of a photo taken of one of the recreators. He came over a hill looking exhausted — though it was probably from posing for hundreds of pictures rather than fighting hoards of redcoats.

I drew this in charcoal on 18×24 paper as part of a one hour (or so) demonstration to my nephew who has an interest in art (Skype is a wonderful thing!). Lots and lots of problems with it, but I’m not terribly upset with it considering the speed with which it was drawn.