SKETCHES OF HISTORY

As a way of practicing caricatures and faces, I decided to challenge myself to draw one person a day, for the month of February. Each year I post a historical tidbit for Black History month, I decided to kick it up a notch by adding illustrations. Well, it grew and I created the hashtag #SketchesofHistory, which can be searched on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr or any search engine. Thanks to everyone supporting and motivating me, I am in the process of working on the first volume of an art book. Below are the first 29 sketches that started it all. I'm not stopping at February, so follow the hashtag to keep up!
CARTER G. WOODSON
CARTER G. WOODSON

"When you control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions."

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SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."

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MISTY COPELAND
MISTY COPELAND

"My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and CAN be ballerinas."

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WENDELL SCOTT
WENDELL SCOTT

"When it's too tough for everybody else, it's just right for me."

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MAURICE WHITE
MAURICE WHITE

"You're a shining star, no matter who you are. Shining bring to see, what you can truly be."

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WILLIE LEE THROWER
WILLIE LEE THROWER

"I look at it like this: I was like the Jackie Robinson of football. A black quarterback was unheard of before I hit the pros"

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TONY DUNGY
TONY DUNGY

"The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better."

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ERNIE BARNES
ERNIE BARNES

"An artist paints his own reality"

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SEPTIMA CLARK
SEPTIMA CLARK

"Continued learning is the basis for being richly alive."

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