Here is an illustration for the final chapter of the Notable Missourian book on Olive Boone (written by Greta Russell, published by Truman State University Press). Here Olive is shown enjoying the company of some of her many grandchildren. Olive's final years had some rough turns after the passing of her husband, Nathan, but her grandkids continued to be a source of joy for her. A big thank you to my awesome editor Barbara for the help with period clothing throughout this project. If left to my own devices I would've made everybody from the 19th century wear a top hat, a monocle and have their hair in a bun.
Here's some example sketches for the book on notable Missourian Olive Boone (Published by Truman State University Press, written by Greta Russell). For the sake of experiment I freehanded these sketches completely on the computer instead of the pencil/computer combination used in the other sketches. I prefer the other way.