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07 February 2016

52 Week Illustration Challenge - Week 5 1920's

What a fun week this has been. Look back at the 1920's it was such a time of contrasts, jazz, prohibition, gangsters, great fashions... I decided to do 2 images for this week. I could have done so many more as well.

The ladies hats were stunning. I love hats. I wish I could get away with wearing a hat these days.

A4, watercolour

Harry Houdini was at the height of his fame as an illusionist and escape artist before dying in 1926. I remember watching a movie based on his life. He was an interesting man. This is based on the image he used on many of his posters.

A4, watersoluble pencil, touch of watercolour, text added digitally

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