Continuing with my â€˜Presidentâ€™s Dayâ€™ Illustration Tribute, showcasing most of the Presidential illustrations Iâ€™ve done in the past thirty years.
The period from 2000-2008 was the busiest time in my career, and just so happened to coincide with George W Bushâ€™s presidency. As a consequence, I have more illustrations of Dubya than of any other president (although Trump is starting to ridiculously come close, after only a year in office, and only half as many assignments). Most of these illustrations come from either Newsday, Legal Times, Barrons or the Wall Street Journal (although there are a few from other sources). I struggled with his likeness for a very short while at the start (would have preferred Gore had won for many reasons, one of which being the ease at which he was to draw), but once I had several of them under my belt, it got to be where I could draw him with little or no reference material. Anyhow, hereâ€™sÂ â€˜mostâ€™ of the George Bush illustrations I have in my files (there are a few more, but arenâ€™t worth the time to drag out into the light).
Iâ€™ll be moving on to Obama, and finally the current resident of Pennsylvania Ave, tomorrow, more than likely.