Lincoln Drawing

I did this drawing today, and erased out some quick highlights from a photoshop layer.  I love the asymmetrical nature of Lincoln’s face.  His face seems to bare the burdens of a man that, according to William Herndon, “God rolled through his fiery furnace.”

Ham Lincoln

Edwin Markham penned these words for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922:

The color of the ground was in him, the red earth,

The smack and tang of elemental things.

Sprung from the West,

He drank the valorous youth of a new world,

The strength of virgin forest braced his mind,

The hush of spacious prairies still his soul.

His words were oaks in acorns;

And his thoughts

Were roots that firmly gripped the granite truth.

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I'm a writer and illustrator living in Creedmoor NC.

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