Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time Out New York: Matisyahu

This week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York is musician Matisyahu!

Living a somewhat sheltered, hermit-like existence, I had never heard of Matisyahu before, so I did some research on him--he's got quite a fanbase!

Obviously, the biggest challenge here was drawing out his beard without going insane. To get some of the really scraggly hair right, I drew a bunch of it with the pencil tool, which gave it the proper look.

All in all, I thought it came out fairly well!

This has been Boris Karloff Week here at the blog, so some of you are probably assuming I had to skip it for today. Au contraire! Boris is in that picture, I promise.

To learn more about the Boris Karloff Blogathon, click the graphic below to see how other blogs are celebrating the man!


Filo Loco said...

Great !

wiec? said...

beards are tricky but when I'm in the right frame of mind they can be fun to paint too.

really digging the stuff. especially the behind the scene look into the process and the subject. coll stuff as always Rob.