Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories

I’m a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, and they’re putting on an exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh sometime next year (exact dates TBD). It’s called “Art of Facts: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories” and will showcase Pittsburgh-related stories as illustrated by our members.

We were asked to illustrate something that told a specific story that happened in or around the city, and I decided to illustrate the loss and return of the “h” at the end of “Pittsburgh.” It’s a long-ish story, and you can read all about it here. For the record, nobody actually physically stole the letter; my illustration is just being silly about it.

Here’s the sketch. The final illustration will be 8″x15½”, and I’ll be using colored pencil on this one.