Revisiting: Black History Portraits

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Freelance, Illustration | 2 Comments

As I prepare to start another series of Black History portraits — for a 12-month calendar this time around — I wanted to share the original series of five that led to this new project.  This being a new blog & all, I’d hate for the old ones to get lost in the shuffle… So here they are (again).  Featured are: Kenneth Clark (psychologist), Marian Anderson (singer), Paul Robeson (athlete/actor), Mary Church Terrell (writer/civil rights activist), and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kenneth Clark

Marian Anderson

Paul Robeson

Mary Church Terrell

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[Edit: Here are the bulletin designs the portraits were used for.  You can get them at warnerpress.org.]

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  1. Blog of Indiana Designer and Illustrator Christian Elden | christianelden.com/blog
    December 23, 2010

    […] as well. Win-win. I hadn’t done this much “analog” drawing since finishing the African-American portrait set that led to this project, so it was nice to return to that for a while. This new set will be […]

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  2. Blog of Indiana Designer and Illustrator Christian Elden | christianelden.com/blog
    February 3, 2012

    […] with my pencils again lately, doing portraits of a few more Black History figures (see the others here and here). Some were Canadian, some American, but all have a common bond in that they’ve done […]

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