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Brash Thatcher Cover Art

I wouldn't have thought I'd be drawing ol' Maggie Thatcher anytime soon, but here we are with a super-fun cover for The Spectator Australia. Brash Thatcher cover art for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin 2011

 

For this illustration I didn't receive an article to read first, so I had to go on a short summary and cues from the editor over the phone. Unfortunately, we had a bad line, but the gist I understood was that it was to be a scenario in which Margaret Thatcher was whipping New Zealand pollie Don Brash, saying "Down, boy!".

I submitted the rough, below, but it seemed I had the tone wrong with Brash's body language...

Brash Thatcher cover art rough for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin

... so I revised the sketch, making Brash a rabid attack dog, literally. The sketch below was approved...

Brash Thatcher cover art sketch for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin

... and I moved onto the ink and colour. Below is the final art. Please click for a closer view.

Brash Thatcher cover art for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin 2011

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Cheers, Anton