Showtime's Bad Girls for The Wall Street Journal
Here's a painting I did for The Wall Street Journal last week. I had to pull an all nighter to make the deadline, having only a day and a half to paint these four women . . . so, for the time given I feel good about the final result even though the entire experience felt very rushed. Of course there are always things I would have liked to have done differently if I had the time, but the "editorial world" is quite the animal, and you do what you can with what you have.
Very quick sketches done of the actresses, getting a quick feel for their likenesses.
Mistakes do happen, I'm not upset with the Journal, these things happen. If you went and bought a copy of The WSJ you may have noticed that the art printed was not my final painting. This is because they accidentally used an older file that I sent to them. While working on illustrations for magazines, I tend to share my progress, showing them how the painting is coming along. The version that printed is a "low res" jpeg, and major parts of my painting have not yet been completed and are still in the sketch stage. For example, Nurse Jackie's hair and body have not yet been painted . . . a frustrating situation as you can imagine. Here's an image of how my art looked printed in The Wall Street Journal . . . a far cry from the original.
This is how the art "should" have printed.
Showtime didn't seem to notice the printing error and actually really liked the art enough that they're going to be contacting me for some prints.