I first drew an honor page three years ago. I asked my father-in-law who had served in the army to let me take a photo of his hand over his heart. I then asked him to send me pictures of any medals he might have been awarded during his service to have on his shirt. After I finished the drawing, I never made a scan. I never made any prints. I gave it as a one-of-a-kind gift to him. The drawing hangs on the walls of his home.
I've done quite a few pages about the arm forces and the military and I wanted to include something new in next weekend's art show over Memorial Day. I had to do quite a bit of searching for old photos on my computer and I finally found the photograph of my father-in-law's hand. I decided I wanted to make this more of a universal piece so I suggested some camo and added the army tag.
I am very proud of my family for their military service in a variety of branches if the armed services. I'm very grateful to my friends and students who have served.