Hassan Rouhani, Pres. of Iran. Cover for The Week Magazine.
Monday morning quarterbacking. As I look at this, I think if I had another day to work on this, I would have made a fancier Genie lamp with more detail that drew from Iran's history. The peace sign on his shirt would have been a bunch of flowers making up the shape. I would have put more texture of feathers on the dove to make it really soft looking. I think the whisp of nuclear steam escaping the lamp might have given me an opportunity to make a reference to something important with the shape or within the curls of smoke?
The final absolutely works as a cover as it came out. Some of the symbols might not have read as quickly with the extra details I would have put in given the chance. For covers for The Week I like to make strong iconic-like images that you recognize quickly and get the point across immediately.