At my last SCBWI meeting, one of the members showed us one of his favorite books. It was an old book, probably from the ‘70s. The text was in Italian, and I don’t recall the title. The book was full of illustrations depicting soldiers from the late 1800s. One particular page showed an officer from head-to-toe in full regalia. Behind him was a weathered ledger page with a gridwork of boxes containing looser ink drawings of men, shown from the waist up, wearing various uniforms of many styles and colors. I made a sketch of it and thought—What a great design. I wonder how I could use it?