This is what I did about a month ago, a spot illustration of the "new" Bruce Springsteen, for The Weekly Standard. At first it was going to have a background and print a little larger. Then half way through painting it that way, it was moved to a different section of the magazine, and a background was no longer needed. No big deal, part of the job, it's a weekly magazine, things are bound to change last minute. I really love working with these guys and I hope to continue on with them, I enjoy illustrating current issues, it's more interesting and fun for me then painting random celebs! All in all, two days worth on my part, about 14 to 16 hours of work.
greetings from Peru
The face and hair have a nice realism quality that draws the eye to it and then hangs on for dear life.
the light brown on the armband sorta throws me off - i'd break it up a little bit more, but that's just my taste.
the coloring is gorgeous.
Love the hair.