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Men in Blue

Cover art for this week's Spectator Australia on John Ruddick's campaign to democratise the Liberal party - and how the faceless men are trying to push him out.

'Men in Blue / Ruddick Liberty' cover art for The Spectator Australia Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

Below are the thumbnails and sketch.  The first was a parody of Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, with Ruddick as the bare-chested Lady Liberty and Abbott, Menzies and Howard leading the charge.  Actually, this was suggested by the editor, but he ended up picking the 'boarding up' concept instead.

'Men in Blue / Ruddick Liberty' cover art (sketches) for The Spectator Australia Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

... and the raw art:

'Men in Blue / Ruddick Liberty' cover art for The Spectator Australia Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

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