April 6, 2009

A Wicked History: James Bennett as Hannibal

Mark Summers has been working diligently over the last several years on the "A Wicked History" series of book covers for Art Director Marie O'Neill at Scholastic. Each cover features a different personality from history, in this case, the Carthaginian General Hannibal.


In an effort to increase his own engagement with the characters and pump a little personality into the long dead villains, Mark decided to use his own friends and fellow illustrators as models for the series.


Here for your amusement is James Bennett as Hannibal. You might see the real Bennett with a red-stained paintbrush in his hand instead of a sword, but other than that... spot on! Nice breastplate.


hannibal-sketch
hannibal-finish

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