Portraits for TIME 100 – 2016

I am very happy to share some portraits I did for the 2016 TIME 100 issue. I illustrated over 20 portraits for the TIME 100 issue last year (see here), and was excited to get the opportunity to do even more portraits this year.

This is a bit of a departure from my usual portrait style in that I was asked to add full color, instead of my usual two tone approach. It was a lot of fun to try and I’m really happy with how they turned out.


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands


Oscar Isaac


Jin Liqun

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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

My main man. I’m a big fan of John Steinbeck. I read Of Mice and Men a while ago and then Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, The Pearl and The Red Pony, and The Winter of Our Discontent. I’m slowly working my way through every book he’s ever written.

This is a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see how an illustration would turn out if I combined a two-tone drawing with an inked and painted background. Thoughts?

Steinbeck Ink Drawing

Salinas Valley, California

Water Workers – Cincinnati Magazine

Men who work (and play) on water

These three men have jobs or hobbies that see them spend a lot of their time on the water. Each portrait accompanies a third-person description of their jobs and hobbies.

Up top we have Don Phelps, captain of the Anderson Ferry, shuttling people across the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Kentucky. The ferry has been in operation since 1817!

Next is Lt. Rick Hatton, of the Boone County Water Rescue Team, who rescues people from water accidents, or dives to find those who have died.

Lastly, we have Henry Dorfman, the Founder of “Cincy Paddlers.” They paddle the Ohio River and other lakes and rivers in the Cincinnati area.

I always love reading stories like these.

America’s Cup – Wired Magazine

America's Cup Team Members – Wired Magazine

I’m really excited to show you these new portraits and spots I did for the new issue of Wired Magazine. This job for one of my favorite magazines came in on Canada Day, giving me one more reason to celebrate. Wired uses a ton of great illustrators and I’ve been sending them my work for years in the hopes of working for them.

All the hard work finally paid off when I got the call to illustrate 5 portraits of America’s Cup sailing team members and some illustrations of the high tech boats they use. The illustrations accompany a feature about the new boat designs and the development of the sport.

The AC 45 boat

The AC 45 compared with the AC 72

You can read the article online here, or better yet, pick up an issue! It’s full of great articles, design and illustrations.

Top Chefs – Honolulu Magazine

Hawaiian Chefs

Aloha! These happy chefs were drawn for the fantastic Honolulu Magazine. The restaurant guide appeared in my mailbox the other day – too bad all these restaurants are over 5,000 miles away, the food looks and sounds amazing!

It was great to get the opportunity to work with Honolulu Magazine. It’s a beautiful magazine and they use a good amount of illustration which is always a good thing. I also got to work with an incredibly fun and energetic art director who used Hawaiian phrases to begin and end emails. You just can’t go wrong with a combination of all those things.

I have a lot of new work up on my Portrait page on my website, as well as the other portfolio sections. Take a look!

Boston Globe : Portraits of Visionaries

Boston Globe – Innovators

These portraits were done for the Boston Globe‘s Globe 100 issue, a special annual magazine about Boston’s innovators and visionaries.

I have been doing a lot of portraits lately and you can find some of them on my portrait page on my website.

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