Ia Drang improved design and drawings

The reworked Ia Drang commemorative pistol design with copy has been submitted for client approval. The two long designs have a wrap around book cover feel and reminds me of some past western illustrations. To design the engraving it was necessary to reach back to the past work and attempt to figure out what solution might work. The first few attempts didn't have any flow or story cohesion that the current designs do. It is up to the client now to decide if these drawings work as intended to portray the Ia Drang fight or there needs to be adjustments.

Hal Moore engraving and copy.jpg

Plumley engraving and copy.jpg

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2017 September 20th