Thursday, February 4, 2010

Time Out New York: Aziz Ansari

This week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York is comedian/actor Aziz Ansari!

While I've seen Ansari in a couple of things, I know him mostly from his role as would-be playa Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation.

This one was fairly easy, as I had an idea for it right from the start--I wanted a big, loud, ostentatious background behind him, since his persona (on that show, at least) relies a lot upon the tension between his appearance and attitude.

I messed around with the monochromatic colors on Aziz himself for a bit, but I liked the combo of the soft brown and the bright yellows, and went with that.


Andy Luckett said...

This is nice, Rob. I like the subtle way you handled color and shape on the facial hair.

wiec? said...

nice one Rob!

if you get the chance look up Aziz's comedy special Intimate Moments. it just came out on dvd and it's hysterical.

rob! said...

Thanks guys!