Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Warden

I was asked to illustrate a story about a warden of San Quentin, a high-security prison in California.  The prisoners were not treated well before he arrived, and he made major changes and improved their way of life.  They respected him so much for it that he could walk among them, as he is doing here in the yard.
To find my men and yard to paint, I found the old Humphrey Bogart black and white film "San Quentin" on DVD.  Not too bad, except Bogart dies in the end doing the right thing.  I also found some old war images of soldiers and prisoners to use.  So if you recognize anyone in this picture, it's probably coincidence.

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