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Images from the Author of First Garden
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I use a lot of picture reference for my drawings. For John Adams I found portraits of him in biographies in the public library.
I began with one posture and developed the pose, adding the vegetables in John’s hand which started to tell the story I wished to tell in First Garden.
I didn’t feel that pose in the first drawing was dynamic enough so I found a picture of a statue of Adams which had the energy I wanted to portray.
I added a head based on the earlier book reference and after multiple sketches I felt satisfied with the tone of the drawing.
The final painting of President Adams placed with other elements, similarly created, completes the composition.
Good book, shared with children working on church garden. Our garden benefits our Malawi Project. Great crops in 2012. Look forward to 2013Published 20 months ago by Pp
Great Book for children. I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter. I would recommend this book for children and adults.Published 23 months ago by Jennifer Hicks
I picked this book up primarily because it was recommended by a reviewer as being much better than American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by bothellbuyer