Wow. The last post was in August. Boy the world is different now isn't it? So far nothing has really changed in my life on a personal level. I have to paint Donald Trump all the time now. My clients continue to ask for less and less exaggeration in the people I paint. This is depressing. I think it reflects the current temperament of our society. No playfulness in the subject matter, and none from my clients either.
Illustration as a way to extend the idea of an article is becoming scarce. My work isn't super concept driven and because I don't get to work that "muscle" regularly I usually struggle to wake it up! I've always found it the most satisfying thing in illustration. Making a sharp point in a clever way about a subject... nothing better! I did this Trump illustration for Metro news in Silicon Valley on election night. The designer really got it and used a great type for the text on the cover.
This Trump illustration for The Week Magazine has a good idea. Clear and to the point. I just wish I could exaggerate the way I'd like. But that is what my sketch pad is for.
And of course this will be as close as Hillary will be to the White House. My cover for The Week that would get cancelled election night.