Creating the Large Hedcut Portrait in the WSJ Portrait Style

Aside from producing the well-known WSJ hedcut style portraits, I am sometimes called on to create a large hedcut portrait; the same style portraits in a large format. This is a nice change of pace and is gratifying because I know the … Continue reading

Honoring Colleagues with Employee Portraits

Employee portraits can boost company morale and prestige.   On my desk right now is a portrait drawing I’m working on for a Canadian company called Loyalty One. They have had a running campaign for several years in which valued … Continue reading

Beer Aficionado Portrait in the WSJ Stipple Style

In a happy turn of events, this week I have a Beer Aficionado portrait done in the Wall Street Journal ‘Hedcut” stipple art style to share with you. I received a communique a couple of weeks ago from a colorful man … Continue reading

Presidential Portraits – Getting Presidential at the WSJ, Part 2

  More presidential portraits from the Wall Street Journal collection at my studio. In this installment, I have also included a couple of illustrations that I created for other clients, in my “moonlighting” mode! Stipple portrait of P.W. Botha, the truculent … Continue reading

Presidential Illustration at the WSJ, Part 1

Well, it’s Silly Season in the USA. I thought it a good idea to dig out some presidential illustration favorites from the Wall Street Journal Archive of hedcut style drawings at my studio. With all that beautiful money flowing into … Continue reading

Portrait of a Chef | Stipple Art

  I am pleased to present a Portrait of a Chef. I know a couple of true-genius chefs. One of them is Jeremiah Tower. Today is Jeremiah’s Birthday, and I raise a glass of Reisling to him as I write. Salutations … Continue reading

Double Portrait – Stipple Art

The Art of the Double Portrait This time, it’s a selection of Double Portraits I have created over the years, in the Wall Street Journal hedcut style, sometimes referred to as stipple portraits. I think of the technique as closer to an … Continue reading

Illustration-Animals

I was rummaging through the stacks recently, and my eyes fell upon a couple of sketches I did a few years ago. In Art School, a professor once told us never to throw your sketches away, so I keep the … Continue reading

A Memorial Portrait

Last week, I delivered a portrait of one dearly-departed. The loved one’s nephew wrote to me to ask for his aunt’s portrait, as he remembered her in early years. I was told of her vibrant early life and subsequent battles … Continue reading