Cover for The Weekly Standard!
I know, I know, not exactly what you would expect from me. This is the first portrait that I've done for a cover of a magazine, it was a lot of fun and was challenging as well. I only had two days from start to finish, on top of that, all of my reference for this guy was in black and white. I painted it black and white first, establishing my values. Then I painted thin and light on top of my values until I was confident enough to paint with my gut feeling . . . it's different, I hope you enjoy!