For International Women's Day 2017, Anna Goodson Illustration Agency asked all of the illustrators they represents to change their portfolio preview images to an existing piece of work that appropriately represents what IWD is and stands for.
I had a few images that would have fit the bill, but nothing that that seemed powerful enough. I wanted to spend a bit of time on something new that portrayed the strength and endurance of modern women. I thought it quite fitting to appropriate an image of 'masculine strength' and change the gender as a way of showing that females are strong as hell, and just as capable as their male counterparts.
The first image that came to mind was a perfect example; an iconic photograph of American patriotism, depicting the heroism of service members raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II.