Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time Out New York: Michael Emerson

My final "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York is actor Michael Emerson!

After five straight years (plus about a month), Time Out New York is changing their back page features and told me that I will no longer be needed to do a weekly "Hot Seat" portrait. Disappointing to be sure, but after five years and over 250 portraits, I figured this was going to happen eventually.

This is my final regular portrait, of Michael Emerson from Lost. Nothing against Mr. Emerson, but I wished it had been a subject I could've gotten a little more energized over. I don't watch Lost, never did, and actively don't care about it, so combine that with the knowledge this was my last piece kind of left me a bit demoralized. I barely remember working on this, and it was just last week.

Overall, I don't think its too bad; I just wish I could've really gone out with a bang, you know?


Wings said...

Maybe, for us fans of you at least, you should do a final Hot Seat portrait of YOURSELF!


rob! said...

I would not be able to look at my kisser for that long. Eesh.

Vincent Desjardins said...

Sorry to hear about you losing your gig with Time Out New York. A similar thing happened to me a couple of years ago with Instinct magazine. I had been illustrating their Health column every month for two years and then they got a new art director who decided to use stock photos instead of illustration. By the way, your Emerson portrait is great, you managed to capture the actor's somewhat lopsided features perfectly.