Another Thurgood Marshall Sketch

5.5″ x 8″ pen and markers In the past I’ve occasionally posted some drawings for Black History Month. Since it’s that time again, I thought it might be fun to revisit some old subjects. Back in 2010 I did a sketch of a young Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993), the firstContinue reading “Another Thurgood Marshall Sketch”

Creating Every Day in 2013

Today I signed up for the Creative Every Day Challenge.  I’m committing to doing something creative every day in 2013.  What I like about Leah Piken Kolidas’ challenge is that it calls for creativity in it’s broadest sense. So while I may draw or doodle some days, I can also practice my ukelele, take someContinue reading “Creating Every Day in 2013”

African American History Month: Bessie Coleman

4″ x 5.5″   pen and markers Bessie Coleman (1892 – 1926) was the first woman to earn an International Aviation License and the first African-American licensed pilot. Born in Texas,  Bessie was the 10th of 13 children.  Unhappy with small town life in Texas, she moved to Chicago in 1915 to join her brother andContinue reading “African American History Month: Bessie Coleman”

African American History Month: Thurgood Marshall

© 2010 Mellanie Collins February is African American History Month, so I thought I’d work on a few drawings of people whose stories inspired me when I was growing up. Here’s a drawing of a young Thurgood Marshall. The grandson of a slave, he became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.  He served from 1967Continue reading “African American History Month: Thurgood Marshall”

Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC

Here’s another artist trading card.   I was watching  an old movie called  Ten Minutes to Live , which is a 1932 independent film by African American film director Oscar Micheaux.  It was included in a box of public domain DVDs we bought a while back.  There was this scene where the villian is coming downContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC”