Friday, March 21, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer


My latest work for the Weekly Standard. I really enjoyed this, partly because it had a slightly longer deadline (two days), but mostly because the brief included a lot of story background, on a subject I was unfamiliar with. So I felt like I was learning a bit more about American politics in the process. The nutshell of the story is that NY Senator Charles Schumer has been blocking a commemoration bill for the last six-seven years since 9/11, stopping the federal government awarding the passengers and crew of Flight 93 a congressional gold medal, apparently the highest honour the congress can give to a civilian. Many bills have been attempted, but all have failed, thanks to Mr Schumer.

I did the sketch in Photoshop, which was on top of a rough sent back and forth between myself and the AD. In total the actual painting probably took around 15 hours.

4 comments :

Chris said...

Nice work! Do you get your sketch approved before you move onto the final product?

Moyse said...

Hi Chris. Thanks for the comment. To answer your question, there are normally two sketch stages, first is the rough thumbnails, showing ideas, then after feedback from the AD I move on to the final sketch, wait for approval on that, then move on to the final piece.

Kevin Levell said...

Really nice weight to the staging and subject of this piece. You've really struck a balance here. Great work as always Paul. You've got the guy bang on as well - I particularly like the smug expression.

Moyse said...

Thanks Kevin!