Shmuley Boteach for the New York Observer.

Here’s my latest cover for the NY Observer. Had a lot of fun with this one but as usual, it had it’s challenges. One being that I don’t draw cars all that often and I found it harder than I thought it was going to be. It was an enjoyable challenge though. The other challenge is of course that I had to finish in two days . . . and over Easter weekend . . . not what I wanted to do but life happened and that’s how it worked out.

Of course painting M.J. in there was a lot of fun as well . . . hahaha!

Here are a few of the steps that I saved along the way . . . originally I thought they had said that they wanted both his hands up waving but after I did that I really didn’t like it so eventually I got rid of his right arm. During these tight turn arounds the work tends to develop and evolve as I go as I don’t have the luxury of time to spend on development . . . just go for it!


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