Friday, February 15, 2008

Barrack the Wizard




Got a call late Thursday night from the AD at The Weekly Standard, with this little assignment. Of course Washington are 8 hours behind London time, so it was only late afternoon there. The deadline was again short, and I had a gig Friday night (tonight), so I didn't want to be still working on it Friday afternoon. I've therefore had only 1.5 hours sleep in the last 48 hours. Call me crazy, but I stayed up till 10am Friday morning to finish. So from call to delivering artwork, this was a 12 hour turnaround. I even managed to stay awake for the gig. Woohoo!




The illustration is to accompany an article about how Obama is casting his magic spell over the American public. When they said they wanted him as a wizard, we both were thinking of a Fantasia wizard, as opposed to Harry Potter. They wanted a more quizzical, but purposeful Obama. He's often drawn smiling, which is great because of the teeth, but this was an interesting challenge, considering the expression and 'camera' angle.





16 comments :

essedesign said...

go obama! eheheh...great illustrations

nELSÖN! said...

Great one Paul!

KIKELIN said...

Algún día desearia dibujar como tú y me encantaría que me dieses tu opinión sobre mis retratos de carácter.

Un saludo.

Vincenzo said...
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Vincenzo said...

Fantastic spot illustration Paul...I'm going to have to get a subscription to the "Standard" with all this great stuff appearing on it's pages now!!

Jason Seiler said...

Nice work man!

Moyse said...

Thanks guys, I've almost caught up on my sleep:)

KiKelin, one of my goals is to learn a new language, but for now, thank you anyway.

Doodlewho said...

What medium did you work with? Love your work!

Emily said...

YOU're the wizard, Paul! Congrats on a fine piece!

Moyse said...
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Moyse said...

Shucks Emily, you flatter me. Thank you. And Doodlewho, this one is Photoshop, not quick enough yet to use oils for such a tight deadline.

Kevin Levell said...

That's really effective - you've got to be happy when a piece turns out as well as this has! I love it when a tight deadline gets the creative juices flowing!

Thanks for the comments on my blog Paul, really encouraging!

Moyse said...

Thanks Kevin, keep up the great work.

Nate said...

Nice!!,Great likeness

Moyse said...

Thanks Nate!

Anonymous said...

That is great work.