One of my favourite times of each month is when I get asked by Hanna to create an illustration from an article, story or report written by one of their female writers. My most recent piece of art is my impression of Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc, if you’re rather particular) – she’s usually depicted with a sword, maybe on a horse, or tied to a stake. However, I wanted to do something a bit different and focus more on the woman herself, rather than any other props she might have. I ended up creating a head and shoulder image of Joan with her eyes closed, possibly contemplating, possibly praying, but she looks strong and defiant. I kept the rest quite simple, the cream banner with Fleur de Lis pattern sitting on top of a plain burgundy background. This illustration was drawn and painted from scratch on Adobe Photoshop.
Fancy reading the article? You can find it here.