These are illustrations I did for Lincoln’s Daughter, thelast book in a trilogy, Lincoln Out of Time, that my father, Tony Wolk
Lincoln Out of Timetrilogy is a series about Abraham Lincoln traveling in time. The books aremeticulously researched and written in an almost poetic prose style. It wasclear to me that my usual cartoony, no-elbows style would not be appropriatefor this project at all. Early on in my career, I did draw in a very realisticmanner. But I’ve been honing my cartoonier style for several years now and likeit very much. I continue to challenge myself to find new ways to express myselfwithin the boundaries of my “style.” This keeps my illustration fresh andcompelling for me and, I hope, for my clients. But in my sketchbooks, I still draw inall manner of styles. However, I had not drawn professionally in arepresentational style in quite a while, so this was a refreshing change.