Lots of Sketches

The rough sketches seen here are just a few of many which will all contribute to only one of the book's finished illustrations-- the campfire scene.

The devil is in the details! For example, did you know Lenape women wore their wrap-around skirts generally wrapped counter-clockwise? I didn't. Did you know George Washington kept his journal sometimes on interleaved pages in the Virginia Almanac?

After many days of research I have culled enough information (for now) to begin assembling a final composition. Every detail of Wynonah's and George Washington's appearance-- from clothing to bags, food utensils, writing implements-- has been considered.

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