Norm Coleman or Al Franken?
This is a job I did last Friday for The Weekly Standard. I was called Thursday night and given the concept of the piece, worked out a few ideas with the art director over the phone, then woke up early Friday morning to start with the sketches. Started at 5:30 a.m. and finished around 7:00 p.m. A long hard day . . . these types of jobs are rough, but a challenge I welcome. With two people, full body as well as a quick turnaround, I prefer to paint the illustration as a black and white, focusing only on values. This is a much faster way to paint, the cool thing about doing it this way is that when the black and white painting is finished, I'm about 90% finished, just a few layers of color and it's finished.