May 17, 2011

To End All Wars

"To End All Wars" illustration
Here is an illustration I did for Sunday's Boston Globe Book Review of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild.  The review highlighted the complexities and political ramifications of the first World War.  Instead of attempting to capture an elaborate, global concept, I thought it would be interesting to focus on the effects on the individual soldiers, who, due to the breakdown of technology and resources, were left in unprotected trenches with only rudimentary equipment and supplies to survive.
"To End All Wars" sketches
"To End All Wars" process
"To End All Wars" Review


Josh Evans said...

Nice! I love that you didn't stray too much from the original ink wash. Beautiful work as always!

Pietro Marano said...

Fantastic illustration love the contrast and tones.

Raul Allen said...

Very nice Owen, love the brushwork!