This is a quick editorial piece I did for New York Magazine of Obama’s speech writer John Favreau (not to be confused with…well, the other famous John Favreau).
Normally with these portraits for New York Magazine, I only have an evening to take them from sketch to finished illustration and the art direction isn’t much more than “Draw this dude”. As much as I like doing portraits like this, they can get a bit tedious. So this time I really tried to play around with the colors, line work and blocking. And for an experiment that I didn’t really have a lot of time to mess around with, I think this came out pretty nice. A little weird maybe, but nice nonetheless.