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Last drawing for 2009

Pencil and color pencil on 110lb Smooth Bristol-pencil used is a mechanical pencil 0.5mm with HB lead.

The Infamous Tokyo Rose was a woman who was born in the U.S. and used as a propaganda tool by Japanese Media to deter, question or create doubt in American service men during WWII. Many G.I.’s considered her a godsend… a familiar American voice keeping them company far from home.

After the war a women was arrested and tried but never really convicted. She was given a presidential pardon in 1977 by President Ford becuase there was evidence and sources later admitted to a pay off and promises of returning to the States. Iva Toguri passed away in 2006, May she rest in peace and the good Lord watch over her. (A copy of her case can be found at www.pbs.org/historydetectives)
I might also add that no one really new who Tokyo Rose was or what she looked like, and as the case study points out that; it was many women. G.I.’s always potrayed Tokyo Rose as a beautiful sexy woman. Rendered images adorned US planes through out the Pacific theater. You will note that my image looks nothing like Iva Toguri but rather her essance.

Comments

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 5 years ago

    Good drawing Trenton and good dialogue too. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! You know it is surprising (I guess it should’nt be) but, I asked my eighteen year old and my almost seventeen year old kids if they had even heard of Tokyo Rose in their History classes; they said no. I think I will do “Rosie the Riviter” next; they did not hear about her either, or I should say them. Happy New Year Ted!!!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 5 years ago

    Excellent interpretation Trenton,
    This is how Hollywood would do it!
    Happy New Year,
    Neil and Rita

  • Thanks Neil! Happy New Year to you guys as well!!!!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergalmost 5 years ago

    Great Stuff

  • Thanks Mister Paul!

    – Trenton Hill

  • liquidnerve
    liquidnervealmost 5 years ago

    beauitfully done

  • Hey thanks a bunch!

    – Trenton Hill

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsalmost 5 years ago

    This is beautifully done!

  • Hey thanks dear!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 5 years ago

    Isn’t she pretty? Great job here. Please Submit this beautiful work in Self-Taught Artist’s group, then into People ongoing challenge

  • Thanks Mary! I will do that. :o)

    – Trenton Hill

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 5 years ago


    Congratulations, your beautiful ARTWORK is FEATURED in our Group!
    Your CO-Host, Mary
    March, 16, 2010

  • WOW! Thank you very much!!!! :o)

    – Trenton Hill

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. This is a beautiful artwork.

  • Hey thanks Lynda!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Anne Guimond
    Anne Guimondalmost 5 years ago

    Romantic!
    Beautiful and simple. Congrats for the feature! :)

  • Thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated! :o)

    – Trenton Hill

  • MissingYou
    MissingYoualmost 5 years ago

    beautiful:)

  • thanks! :o)

    – Trenton Hill

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