Usually silence means I'm busy meeting deadlines etc. I had a bunch this past month. My job for National Geographic for Kids became more demanding in Feb. I didn't do my News Letter that you can sign up for if you want to get things I don't post here. The covers for The Week Magazine have been more challenging since they don't want the exaggeration they originally hired me to do. It was a slow transformation over a number of years. I'm starting to treat them more like a comic book illustration. They still like something dynamic but more based in natural proportions etc.
Marco Rubio. I listen to political talk shows on the radio when I make coffee in my kitchen. Being in the back of the building, my reception is limited. I'll get the FAN sports radio. They get fixated on a few big stories and seem to have no ability to move on to another subject or analyze it very deeply. Next station usually has all the national right wing talk shows, Limbaugh, Hannity, and others. These guys really beat up Rubio while seeming to celebrate Trump. I find it amusing to see how they selectively criticize people they don't like for whatever reason. Rubio attempted to bully back at Trump in a debate and not being the sort of ass that Trump is, he bullied poorly. The guys on the radio skewered him not realizing that Rubio was still the nicer guy and ignoring completely how much worse Trump was and is, but somehow Rubio was the bad guy because he only bullied back a few times and they only seemed to quote Trump's rude assessment of Rubio as what to think.
Fortunately coffee only takes 5-10 minutes! But I take a lot of coffee breaks when I'm painting. Boo. Here is the path of Rubio for the cover for The Week. I did this before the super Tuesday that knocked him out of the race so I guess my color sketch would have been more accurate. But they didn't want so much blood etc. On the other hand I think politics does.
Finish. They did sort of want the "Black Knight" from the Monty Python film "Holy Grail" feel for how to portray Rubio. I got a little carried away with the absurd amount of blood in that scene.