Monday, April 26, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 3

After being accidentally wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson struggled for eight days after an amputation, before finally succumbing to pneumonia on May 10, 1863.

Mort Künstler likes to draw his final sketch on brown paper. He does this in order to highlight where the lighting effect will take place.

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