Marty Bee’s Portrait of Steven Tyler Skittle-ized into National Ad Spot

 If you’re one of the millions that tuned in to the Superbowl this year you probably recall the Skittles commercial featuring iconic rocker Steven Tyler, who was surprised to see his own portrait singing. Directory of Illustration’s own artist Marty Bee created the portrait image composed of the rainbow-colored candies!

DDB in Chicago contacted Marty after seeing his artwork in the printed Directory of Illustration, and commissioned him to illustrate a portrait of Steven Tyler’s face for Skittles’ new ad campaign, which premiered during the Superbowl. Marty’s flat and quirky image was transitioned to incorporate the candy and turned into a live singing animation for the commercial clip.

See more of Marty Bee’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at his website,