Monday, May 05, 2008

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!

18 Comments:

Blogger Tim Bye said...

Wownow that's just showing off! awesome

12:28 PM  
Blogger Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Is that hand-painted or in photoshop?
Either way, it's really nicely done.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Asier said...

Great portrait!! I love to see you are working on diferent stuff Jason!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Mark Baker said...

excellent work, VERY impressive!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Josh Cassidy said...

nice work, man!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

very nice!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

very nice job, Jason

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jon Casey said...

This is very rockwell-esque, and a great new way of working for you that may be even more memorable than your caricatures should you choose to follow it!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Wow! Great portrait man! You continue to amaze! 2 Days!!! uuummmmmm,,, aaaaa,,, hhhmmmmmm... where's the towel so I can through it in.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Looks great, Jason!

6:45 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Very nice or great... yeah I agree.. but what it really does is kick illustration butt! You deliver the goods again Jason.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Great draftsmanship on this piece, simply amazing man!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Wow, a lot of comments here . . . . been really busy and haven't had a chance to visit for a bit . . . will stop by some blogs soon! Thanks for the encouragement, it is much appreciated!

4:25 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Excellent work Jason. As usual! I almost want you to do something horrible so I can type something else in this darn box.

8:32 PM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Great work! But I think the black and white version is the best !:o)

4:57 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Thanks for all this inspiration Jason.. you are a monster in the caricature world!.. thanks!..

12:23 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thanks guys, your comments are really an encouragement! Riabovitchev, I agree, I like the black and white a lot too!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Wouter Tulp said...

Nice work!

2:41 AM  

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