Back in the Wall Street Journal

A while back, I was asked to produce an oversized portrait of Charles Darwin for my former employer, Dow Jones & Co. They were planning a promotional campaign that would appear in the Wall Street Journal, their world-famous newspaper. Naturally, I said I’d be thrilled to contribute. After the price of the commission was negotiated, my wife, “the Idea Lady”, came up with the notion that I would cut the price by $500. to get my credit line included in the ad. This was agreed– a marketing coup! The ad appeared in various sizes, and ran for a few months. Here is the actual print ad…

The artwork is shown below to give a more detailed and accurate view…

It’s always fun to draw an iconic figure. This project was no exception.

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