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Freddy Boo – Tribute to John Held Jr. for Illostribute

Freddy Boo - She left home under a cloud

Recently I received an invitation from the wonderful illustrator Toby Thane Neighbors to contribute to his new collaborative illustration blog Illostribute…
The idea is to “pay tribute to master illustrators from the past, by investigating their work through interpretation”. A ‘master’ is chosen and illustrators are asked to interpret an image in their style of the chosen master illustrator.

The second master illustrator chosen was the extraordinarily talented John Held Jr. recognized for his jaunty characters and humour which graced the covers of Vanity Fair, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and Life.

In researching John Held Jr.’s work I was drawn to his characters based on observations of 1920′ – 30’s youth. The image I chose was from a Life cover titled ‘She left home under a cloud’.

Visit Illostribute to see the other illustrators interpretations of John Held Jr.’s work.

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