for my ben franklin constructed image I’m choosing to use the well known aspects of ben in the form of a kite with a key, the declaration of independence, and then his newspaper cartoon which also contains my quote choice. and then the woman represents the less known aspect of ben and his supposed association with the hellfire club and his flirtatious personality. here shows large scale sketch and process of recreating the declaration by dyeing it with tea/coffee, yum! and then starting the lettering using gouache.
and then here is a draft of the final constructed image. I still need to complete the paragraph of the document and the rest of the signatures. as well as make ben’s signature more prominent and bold.