I’ve had a lot of fun on some great projects the last couple of months. Here are a few fun portraits assignments and some spots on how to carve a turkey.
I’ve been working hard this spring on a lot of great new projects. Some I can share here, some I’ll unfortunately have to wait a while to reveal! But in the meantime, here are some recent projects from a variety of fantastic clients.
I have over 20 portraits in this year’s TIME 100 issue, which lists the 100 most influential people of the year. The people are separated into a few categories: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons. It was a fantastic project and I’m excited to see my work in one of the most prestigious issues of TIME.
Here are some portraits I illustrated for Billboard Magazine. I drew these people for a feature about 1984: Pop Music’s Best Year Ever. They are Jack Antonoff, Katharine Hamnett, Patton Oswalt and Camille Pagila.
The feature was so great, it was written up on Robert Newman’s Newmanology blog. Below are the fun and fantastic looking spreads that my work appeared on, designed by Patrick Crowley at Billboard Magazine.
I’m excited to share these three portraits I illustrated for TIME Magazine. I have wanted to work with TIME for years. It’s one of those magazines you can tell people you’ve worked with and they come away pretty darn impressed (Playboy is a big hit as a client too).
I don’t actually illustrate many celebrities, unless they’re real estate, business or food celebrities, so it was nice to take a crack at at least a couple recognizable faces. De Niro has such a great face to draw.
Here is a little recap of some of the portraits I’ve been working on over the last few months (and in the case of the above portraits for Report on Business, I’ve been working on those once a month for over a year). It’s been a great summer of drawing faces and many other things. For now, here are some favorite for clients such as Boston Magazine, Real Simple, ESPN Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
I’m always excited to work with ESPN The Magazine. It’s always been really well designed and they use some great illustrations. Here are a couple projects I’ve been fortunate to have worked on with them recently.
This first one is about the trial of football player Aaron Hernandez and some of the people associated with the case. The portraits were packaged up and designed really nicely by Munehito Sawada into this great family-tree style layout showing the who’s who of the trial. I’ve been doing a few projects lately with this approach to portraits, more of a pencil sketch look than my usual two-tone ink portraits. They’re a lot of fun to do and great for jobs with quick turnaround times.
This next assignment was for a story about Cuban athletes.
When I was asked to illustrate 10 people for a full-page spread for Popular Science magazine I got a bit nervous since I’d never drawn that many people interacting with each other before. I was excited for the challenge though and it was a lot trickier than I thought it would be to arrange these scientists into a laboratory composition.
The Brilliant 10 are ten people who in the last year have made great steps forward in different scientific fields.
One of the tricky parts was having each person engaged in something relating to their area of expertise. I had a lot of fun playing around with composition and poses to make them all fit comfortably over the two pages. Here are some detail shots below: