New Art for Cobblestone

by gannonned

Here’s a preview of one of three illustrations I did for the January issue of Cobblestone magazine which discusses the role of the cavalry in the Civil War. This particular one depicts Jeb Stuart at the moment he is shot. It was my first digitally rendered professional job.

One image featured Nathan Bedford Forrest. I had mixed feelings depicting the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan without a mention of his infamous reconstruction era activities in the article. I did attempt to depict him as crazed as was acceptable to the editor and art director (he is not featured here). Controversy still revolves around his persona with a petition currently underway to change the name of a Florida school named after him. There are also several statues in his honor including one in Mississippi and one in Alabama. Maybe we’re still “reconstructing”.