Thursday, April 29, 2010

To Texas: Don't Mess with Education.

Here's an illustration about the recent Texas Curriculum changes.  You know, the ones where creationism is to be taught alongside evolution and Thomas Jefferson's writings are cut in favor of John Calvin (founder of the Protestant movement of the same name).  I'm also disgusted at all the recent additions of prominent conservative figures at the expense of reducing Latino historical figures.  There is a clear political agenda here and I'm afraid that since Texas is the largest consumer of textbooks, these changes might have far-reaching damage.  

Now that my ranting is over, I like this illustration for the figures and the perspective.  At first I approached this in a straight on, flat angle.  This has more dynamism.  Darwin's pose looks a little off, so I'll work on that in the final.  I still haven't decided if this should be a borderless illustration. 

Underneath, fun with historical figures!  Darwin's my favorite, I should make a three-dimensional version of him (plush Darwin, anyone?).

1 comment:

Jen said...

I can't see what's in the book, but it looks stuffed, so why not have crosses or other Christian symbols hanging out of it like it's about to burst at the seams.