Facebook Faces, Financial Executive Magazine

Over the weekend, finished up a cover assignment for a new client, and right in line with the sort of work I’ve been doing extracurricularly all summer, i.e.: portraits. This was a duo portrait set of Obama/Romney, which I originally did in more of a ‘quasi big head caricature’ style, but the editors steered it more towards realistic proportions (as it appears above, and you can see a larger version by clicking on the above image).

Still working remotely down in South Haven for the next few days, and have found some time over the past few days to do a few more portraits. Here’s #158 & #159, Karen & Jewly. Karen is done in an ‘oil sketch’ style, which I wasn’t too happy with the end result, looking much more pastel-ly than I planned on, and Jewly is done more as a flat color treatment, keeping detail to a minimum. (Jewly is married to #156)

152 Adam

Baker Book House, Facebook Faces, Financial Executive Magazine

Spent much of today working on the ‘Amish Girls’ book illustrations (3 pictured below), and found a little time in the afternoon for another ‘facebook face’. Today’s portrait is of Adam, the singer in one of the bands I’m involved with (other members of this particular band were #17, #72, #77 & #143, the last of which is actually the daughter of our drummer, who joins us for backup singing in one of the band’s ‘splinter groups’). This illustration I attempted to do in a sort of ‘duotone’, restricting myself to a narrow color spectrum of blue and orange.

Now back to work, as I’ve gotten the go ahead on the series of ‘woodcut’ illustrations for next week, plus I’ll need to get started on some rough sketches for projects that will be rolling around after labor day (below is one of the rough sketches for a cover assignment for a new client due in the next few weeks).