Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time Out New York: Tom Colicchio

Every so often, the week's Hot Seat subject is someone I have absolutely no familiarity with--and this was one of those times.

This is chef Tom Colicchio, who co-hosts the show Top Chef. Never having seen the show, ever, I was sort of at a loss as to what to add to the portrait to make it specific to him.

(I had previously illustrated the show's other host, Padma Lakshmi, but that one was a little easier to get interested in)

Anyway, I did some research, and found the real-life NY restaurant Colicchio runs, and found a graphic of their official menu. I used the background image they have on their menu and put it behind him, which to me gave it enough visual interest to make it work.

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