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.

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

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Oscar Isaac

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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?

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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.