I've recently been working with AARP to illustrate portraits for the front page of "The Girlfriend Newsletter", a weekly supplemental e-newsletter. Here are two that have recently been published of Christy Turlington and Jennifer Hudson.
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I usually stay away from discussing or posting about politics or religion because most of the time it causes nothing but trouble. Oh election season: it's everywhere and there is no escape. I can't even go on Facebook to look at photos of kittens without some meme about Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders popping up and that's really annoying.
All that being said I think that this illustration of the orange one speaks for itself. This is the only political post that you are going to see from me this election year, so enjoy it!
I recently had the opportunity to work with messageLOUD to create illustrated team portraits for their new website. This company is doing great things! They created an app that actually reads your emails and texts out loud so that you don't have to while you are driving. To read more about messageLOUD and what they are doing to keep you safe, check them out here.
I am frequently hired for my ability to create an accurate straightforward likeness. Portrait work has always been one of my strengths as well as one of my favorite subjects. I love drawing people and am very lucky that on many days my job doesn't feel like a job at all.
I've been wanting to push my portrait illustration further for a quite some time but have (gratefully) been so busy that there has been little time for me to do so. I believe that as an artist, you should always be evolving, expanding and trying new things. I feel like there is so much untapped potential within me just bursting to come forward. Sometimes it's nice have a little breather in between deadlines to focus on coaxing it out.
The first few weeks after the winter holidays are always a little slower for me so I took the opportunity to draw someone who I've been wanting to draw for a while. This is a portrait of the experimental singer and songwriter, Chelsea Wolfe. Her unique sound is mix of (pardon my description) brooding, sludgey metallic drone to floaty, ethereal gothic folk among other things. I took the opportunity to just listen and absorb the music then draw my own interpretation of it.
*Of course, since there is limited reference of her online that I can actually see clearly enough to draw from, I had to use some probably well known photos from numerous photographers. (Thanks guys, whoever you are) See below for close up details.
Here is a portrait of Chelsea Clinton that I did for this week's Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal. She has penned a book titled " It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!". The book, for young readers, discusses facts, charts, photographs and stories that give a deeper understanding of the world around us and how anyone can make a difference. It includes stories about young people who have made real changes big and small—in their families, communities, our country and across the world.