Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sketchbook: Eisenhower Junior High Generals '11
I made the changes, and although I still think the old one is really good, the new one is pretty awesome! I trimmed down his chest quite a bit and added a tie. The tie made it impossible to do the chest pockets anymore without looking really busy, so I added the epaulet to the shoulder instead. I toyed around with various patches that all looked stupid. In fear of picking something that would turn out to be historically inaccurate, I decided to follow a student's suggestion of incorporating the EJH of their school name. So that became the patch on his sleeve. In order to make him look meaner than the first one, I accentuated the angry brows and added some facial lines. The result is an older and gruffer general, as opposed to a young and innocent one. Much more fitting of Eisenhower if I do say so myself!
The students all love it now. One of them said, "He no longer has boobs! His surgeon did a good reduction!"