Friday was a crazy day for me. I was called late Thursday night by my friend Philip at The Weekly Standard. He asked if I could do an Obama for him, but at the time he didn't know yet what they wanted me to draw, said he'd have an idea by morning. Thing is, the drawing had to be finished on Friday as well, so another quickie was in the mix. I don't mind, it's good practice, keeps you fresh, and I like a good challenge. Only thing, is for the past week, I had been fighting a cold and on Friday, I had a fever and my cold was at it's worse . . . not the best time to draw and paint.
Early Friday morning I was given the idea for the piece, after finding out what all had to be done I realized that I wouldn't be able to do a painting, so I decided to do more of a sketch with a dash of color under the sketch. The bottom two are the sketches in prep for the final "sketch" or drawing. All in all I did this in about five hours, again something a bit different from me.