Continuing the theme of musicians I’ve portrayed in portrait illustrations over the years, here’s a new batch of images from this fan to you…
Published in the New Yorker, from the 90’s. These are dynamic players! I enjoyed the challenge of capturing their gusto in stipple portraits.
A hedcut style illustration published in the Wall Street Journal, while I was in-house illustrator there… Club music was the rage at the time — 1980’s. Their music did grace my halls in the days when my kids were dancing ‘round the living room!
This illustration was also published in the WSJ. As I recall, it featured this artist in an A-hed (middle-column) article on page one. Guess you could say the times were a bit different back then… (sigh!)
I had an interesting assignment from Playboy magazine a few years ago, where they were featuring celebrity haberdashery. The Keith Richards portrait was a challenge in that I was trying to convey his eyes through shaded glasses.
For the above-mentioned hat article, here’s an artist I really admire. Tom Waits was portrayed with a touch of admiration, and a dash of simpatico. I really relate to his artistic voice.
And, Now, for something completely different, I was commissioned to create an image for the iconic Patti Smith. She was on tour, and her support team were creating a tee-shirt concept for the fans. They thought it would be cool to have me interpret the “Horses” Mapplethorpe photo for their line of couture. Here it is…