Wow, it’s been a crazy month or so . . . from the 1st of November through the 10th, I was in the U.K. for Schoolism Live workshops and had the greatest time!!!! What an awesome experience! Then I spent a week in Vegas for a live Autodesk, Sketchbook Pro workshop/demonstration! That was also a great experience! About a week after I received a call from the reality T.V. show “Best Ink” and was asked if I wanted to be a judge on one of the episodes? So last Friday I was flown to L.A. and spent all day Saturday filming on set and then late that night I flew back to Chicago, getting home at 5:00 a.m. (BTW, the episode that I am on will air sometime in May, I believe?) So, not quite recovered from my trip to L.A. I was blessed with another cover for The NY Observer . . . I am not saying this sarcastically, I am truly grateful for all the work that I get. All in all, I had a little over one day to complete this cover so I had to keep things simple and loose. I really enjoyed drawing Michelle, she’s got a great face. Beautiful and funny all in one!
My piece as I completed it . . . very loose more of a paint/sketch . . . one thing that is nice about the NY Observer is that it is printed on newsprint so loose work printed on newsprint will pull together more and look tighter.
For this cover the face is the first thing the viewer will see and most likely the last place they look, so I decided to spend more time detailing her face but as you can see it is still quite loose and brushy.
My first sketch and idea . . . as you can see we changed it.